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Edinburgh popular tourist destination

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland and the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom after London, attracted over 1.3 million overseas visitors in 2013.

The capital has rich associations with the past and has many historic buildings, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and an extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th century.

Built on seven hills, a one day bus and tram pass is recommended to help you up the hills, and then you can continue to explore the city on foot, which is by far the best way to enjoy the city.

Premier’s Ian Britton spoke to Paul James-Griffiths from the Christian Heritage Centre, which is based on the Royal Mile, about the wide variety of attractions the city has to offer to visitors.

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