A movie set of a city, Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, elegant capital teeming with neatly trimmed beards, tiny production single-malt whiskies served with a water dropper, muted tartan kilts scraping the tops of cashmere knee socks, coffee bars spinning vinyl, shops devoted solely to fly-fishing.
Medieval and Georgian gardens and architecture steal the breath until this eye-candy melts into the background, becoming merely a thread in the city’s youthful vibrancy.
As emerald green as its northern twilight is long, the city is home to half a million souls, the Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s Crown Jewels, and the Stone of Destiny used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.
Aromas of baking breads and fish being smoked emanate from tidy stone alleyways, the song of the brogue and the wail of bagpipes never out of earshot.
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(at Edinburgh, United Kingdom)