Edinburgh, part 2
New Town is a district formerly belonging to the richest city dwellers and characterized by a wide, comfortable regular streets and buildings. This part of Edinburgh was founded in the eighteenth century. All the shopaholics will for sure be pleased by its main street – George Street. In the center of the New Town you will encounter enormous number of stylish shops and a number of prestigious restaurants. The most impressive building – Register House is located on the north-east end of Princes Street. The railway station – Weverley and Weverley Market are also placed nearby.
Edinburgh district, which has the highest density of Polish people is a port part of the city - Leith. On the wharf, tourists can see, open for the public, Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia.
Southern suburbs of Edinburgh are occupied by the open spaces of The Meadows and Bruntsfield, as well as the medieval Burgh Muir, which was once the quarantine facility for victims of medieval plague. Most students can be found in Marchmont.
Being in North Edinburgh, it is essential to get to the Royal Botanic Gardens greenhouse, the famous Glasshouse Experience. In this building you can see orchids, water lilies from the Amazon, wild plants from China and India and two hundred year old palm.
Other sights of Edinburgh are also twelfth-century cathedral of St Giles standing on the Royal Mile and built in the 30s of the eighteenth century monumental Parliament House.
Children will definitely enjoy the trip to Edinburgh Zoo, which is one of the largest zoological parks in Scotland. You can see here ring-tailed lemurs, Asian lions, emperor penguins, rhinos, koalas or pandas.
Those tourists who like to explore the city from its historic side, can go to the Royal Scottish Museum, which contains 10 thousand exhibits (treasures, national monuments, including an ivory chess set from the Isle of Lewis). National Gallery of Scotland will also be a good direction. It provides one of the most important collection of paintings in Europe. It is divided into the following sections: Netherlands and German painting, European painting, Flemish and Dutch painting, English and American painting, Scottish painting, Italian Renaissance and the seventeenth century southern European art. Art lovers can see here, for example, the famous act of Titian "Venus Anadyomene".
Public transport in Edinburgh consists of buses and trams. The city can be reached by train or plane.
In Edinburgh, visitors can take advantage of a wide range of B & Bs, hotels and hostels. The night costs several pounds.
This British capital is actually worth visiting at any time of the year. However, we must be aware of the fact that the weather may not be nice, regardless of whether we choose to go there in winter or summer.