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A Trip To Edinburgh
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. Edinburgh has its own charm that makes the travellers captivated.
Edinburgh is a place where excitement never stops and festivals make the city dazzle through out the year. There are several paces in Edinburgh and each year thousands of travellers come over to this colourful city to enjoy. A trip to Edinburgh is really worthwhile.
Attractions: There are several places in Edinburgh. One of the most important of them is the Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle once played an important role in the history of Scotland. In the 11th century King Malcolm Canmore and Queen Margaret used this very Castle as their home.
Apart form that Edinburgh Castle was the military stronghold. From 1745 to 1920s this castle served as the main base of the British Army in Scotland. Now Edinburgh Castle is considered as the most popular and most attractive tourist attraction of Edinburgh. Another important Castle of Scotland is Craigmillar Castle.
This is the place where Mary, Queen of Scots took refuge after the gruesome killing of Rizzio. Here you can also see the ancient prison cell. Another ancient castle is Dirleton Castle. This is actually a medieval fortress. It has got nice round towers and a massive drawbridge. There is beautiful garden in the fortress. There are several churches in Edinburgh. Canongate Kirk is an important church because here one can see the graves of many famous persons.
You can also see the grave of the famous 18th century poet Robert Fergusson. Duddingston Parish Church is considered to be one of the oldest buildings of Edinburgh. Coming here one can see many medieval relics and constructions. Greyfriars Kirk and Kirkyard are really famous not only in Edinburgh but also in Scotland. This is the church where in 1638 the National Covenant was signed.
It actually rejected Charles I’s attempts and announced the freedom of Scottish Church. Later in 1679 many of the covenanters were punished cruelly. Inside the church there is a display of the National Covenant. One can also see the original portrait of Greyfrairs Bobby. There are several other things to see in Edinburgh.