Edinburgh hosts a range of world famous festivals and events including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Hogmanay Street party, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh Science Festival to name a few. With events happening throughout the year, the city is a delight for visitors. Galleries, museums and parks abound for anyone left without something to do and the city is considered one of the most picturesque in Europe.
The university played an important role in leading Edinburgh to its reputation as a chief intellectual center during the Age of Enlightenment, land helped give the city the nickname of the Athens of the North. Alumni of the university include some of the major figures of modern history, including physicist James Clerk Maxwell, naturalist Charles Darwin, philosopher David Hume, mathematician Thomas Bayes, surgeon Joseph Lister, signatories of the American declaration of independence James Wilson, John Witherspoon and Benjamin Rush, inventor Alexander Graham Bell and the History of Science in Edinburgh is full of the famous names like William Alison, Alexander Crum Brown, William Gregory, Peter Higgs, Arthur Pillans Laurie, Daniel Rutherford.
With a long tradition in welcoming people from all over the world, "Edinburgh", the host city, is among the most exquisite tourist destination, and hence the perfect place to hold such event, -Edinburgh the world’s leading Festival City,Scotland is a country of a rich and ancient history, strikingly beautiful landscape and proud, hardy people. There are many reasons why you should visit this amazing city. The best time to visit Edinburgh is August through October when the average high temperatures rise to a 50°F.
During October month the scenery changes colour and is a fantastic time for outdoor activities especially hiking and Mountain Biking, it is a particularly good time for people interested in Photography, Scotland will offer you a great time and a warm welcome, August is the best time to visit the Scotland. One of the most popular spirits in the UK is gin and there is no better place to try some than the Edinburgh Gin Distillery. Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend, Gin Festival and Oktoberfest will takes place during this month.
"It takes the title as Scotland’s most-visited paid-for attraction"