Edinburgh is the main capital of Scotland and is known for its historical background that goes back 500 years ago. The city has a distinctive architecture that amazes visitors and private gardens. It is the second-most populous city in Scotland with a population of 489,000. About 10% of the population are actually university students with an immense amount of international students visiting the city yearly. The city accommodates the large numbers of students by offering a wide variety of student residences with shared and private student rooms.
The weather in Edinburgh varies depending on the season. Summer in Edinburgh is mostly warm and it is the peak travel time for tourists, while winter is known to be short, rainy and cold. If you're considering going to Edinburgh, it might be a good idea to check the weather daily using Accuweather App. The city hosts four of the largest universities in the UK, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University and Queen Margaret University, along with many other popular schools and colleges.
When you live in this spectacular city, you'll never run out of things to do in Edinburgh. You can visit Edinburgh Castle, a royal castle established as a fortress during the 12th century and now turned into a major touristic attraction. You can also visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the queen’s house and the one building that tells all the connections of the royal family with the famous historical figures, like Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
You'll have a chance to attend various festivals of the Edinburgh, like Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, etc. One of the most famous student festivals in Edinburgh is the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The Science Festival is considered one of the largest science festivals in Europe. It is held annually in April with various exhibitions.
Edinburgh International Book Festival is another festival that bookworms and bibliophiles look up to. The festival includes award shows for best books, exhibitions and lectures by famous writers.
The great transportation links of the city will ease roaming for you. There are bus lines everywhere. The main bus operators are Lothian Buses and First Edinburgh. Lothian Buses offers the Ridacard, which is a good option for you if you're alway travelling by buses, as it offers unlimited travels from one week- one year. Other types of fares include; a single fare ticket (£1.70 per journey), and a one day ticket ( £4.00 per day). Edinburgh also has The Edinburgh Tram that passes through the main squares of the city. People who enjoy a more environment-friendly mean of transportation can also cycle through the city using the maps provided by Innertube Maps.