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The Scottish capital city of Edinburgh is a major hub of trade and finance, as well as a historical centre of scholarship. There are a large number of historical locations throughout the modern city, all easily accessible to those who book their rooms in Edinburgh hotels through ebookers.
Edinburgh has managed to preserve many of the historical structures built in the city, making it an ideal destination for those interested in architectural styles of the Reformation period. Booking a hotel through ebookers places you within easy reach of one of the best preserved historical areas in Europe. Over 4,500 buildings in the city are listed for structural or historic interest, and the Old Town and New Town areas of the city share a place on the listing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the Old Town area in the city centre, you can see a great many of Edinburgh's most historic buildings. Dominated by Edinburgh Castle, these buildings stretch through the Old Town area and down the hill on which the castle sits. The area follows a medieval street plan, featuring central squares surrounded by 16th-century buildings. Notable buildings worth visiting include the St. Giles' Cathedral and the Law Courts, along with some of the earliest residential high rises to be built. New Town sits adjacent to the Old Town area and was created as a way to provide living space in the 18th century. The architecture of New Town is just as beautiful as that of Old Town, with Bath House, the Royal Scottish Academy Building and the National Gallery of Scotland all serving as great destinations to visit after checking into your hotel room booked through ebookers.
While visiting historic sites can be an enjoyable activity in Edinburgh, there are a large variety of festivals and celebrations occurring throughout the year. The most famous of these is the annual Edinburgh Festival, which begins in July and lasts until September. The festival is actually a series of events that you can attend, including the Edinburgh International Festival, with its theatrical and classical music performances, and the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. In addition to visiting the festivals, you can use ebookers to reserve a hotel near Edinburgh Castle, where the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held annually. During this event, pipers and drummers from Scottish army regiments, who play to a background of exploding fireworks, occupy the Castle Esplanade.
The festival season might be short in Edinburgh, but there are plenty of other things to do throughout the year. Live entertainment is available in the city's many theatre venues, from the acting company at the Royal Lyceum Theatre to the touring shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse. For music, there's Usher Hall, a stage for classical performances, while popular music is generally played at locations such as The Hub and Queen's Hall. There are even a few stages for local and indie bands, including Meadowbank, the Corn Exchange and Murrayfield. With ebookers, you can enjoy it all. Just book your accommodation with one of many Edinburgh hotels, and you'll soon find yourself in the middle of a city that's filled with quality attractions.