Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Scotland
Scotland's capital of Edinburgh has a magnificent geographical location fitting of a fairy tale kingdom, dramatically set above the flatlands with a commanding vantage point. Both a historic and modern city, this metropolis is home to the largest arts festival in the world.
Located on the southern edge of Edinburgh, South Queensferry is named after Saint Margaret of Scotland who used to cross the firth or estuary by ferry to visit her chapel in Edinburgh Castle. South Queensferry's two bridges span the tiny village.
Situated atop a volcanic crag, this castle has an undeniably imposing presence, dominating the cityscape. Its history is long and fascinating, and the castle remains largely unchanged since the 18th century.
This has been described before as Scotland's Acropolis, and with good reason. This area rises above the eastern end of Princes St. offering a spectacular panoramic view of the city.
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