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  • Edinburgh is a city located in the country of Scotland.

  • Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland.

  • The official language of Edinburgh is English.

  • Edinburgh (and all of Scotland) is part of the continent of Europe.

  • Scotland is part of a group of countries called the United Kingdom.  England, Wales and Northern Ireland are also part of the United Kingdom.



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  1. Edinburgh Castle is built on Castle rock, which is an extinct volcano.                                                                          

  2. The Royal Mile is actually one mile and 107 yards long.                                                                              

  3. Author J.K Rowling wrote most of Harry Potter in an Edinburgh cafe called The Elephant House.                                     

  4. Saint Margaret's Chapel, which is part of Edinburgh Castle, is the oldest building in Edinburgh.                                                                   

  5. Some of the famous sites to visit while in Edinburgh - and traveling thru Scotland - are:
    - Edinburgh Castle
    - The Palace of Holyroodhouse
    - The Royal Mile and Old Town
    - Arthur's Seat
    - Saint Giles' Cathedral
    - The Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness


  6. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest Arts Festival in the world.                           

  7. The flag of Scotland has two colors on it: blue and white.

  8. The national animal of Scotland is a unicorn.                      

  9. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence (home) of the British monarch (ruler) in Scotland.                                                                                      

  10. The first king of Great Britain, James 1 (Scottish king James VI), was born in Edinburgh.               

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