Did you know? Edinburgh was the first city in the world to have its own fire brigade. Edinburgh is UNESCO's first City of literature and its old and new towns are a World Heritage Site. Edinburgh is reputed to be one of the most haunted places in Europe and is home to the Mackenzie Poltergeist, the violent spirit of a seventeenth-century murderer and torturer
Edinburgh has come a long way from its origins as a fort on top of a rock. Home to more festivals than any city could reasonably handle, Edinburgh manages to be at once stylish and raffish, historic and bang up-to-date. There is architecture, history, castles, palaces, museums, art galleries, theatre, great shopping, countryside and beaches... But there is even more to Edinburgh than that. This book tells all!