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A great starting point for sightseeing in Edinburgh is the Edinburgh Castle. Perched prominently on top one of the cities many hills, as if you were in the Lake District in Cumbria, this fortress which was once well positioned for the soldiers defending the city is now perfectly positioned for tourists seeking a panoramic view of the verdant countryside, the sparkling city and the assure blue of the Firth of Forth bay. After a trip to the castle, start a walk down the royal mile and let Edinburgh begin to capture your imagination. Down from the castle, you won't want to miss the National Gallery of Scotland, which houses a small but impressive collection of art spanning medieval times to modern European impressionists. There are frequent 'haunted city' tours too where you can learn some more about the history of this intriguing city.
One of the best times of year to come is during New Years, better known as Hogmanay in Scotland. Hogmanay is celebrated with many street parties and a great buzz in the area, there is no better way to celebrate the New Year than a stay in an Edinburgh holiday home. Enjoy fantastic firework displays, and afterwards, head to one of the many bars and nightclubs in the city and party till the early hours during your Edinburgh city break. If you enjoy the atmosphere here, make sure next year you plan a city break to London and see the world-famous firework display along the River Thames!