Edinburgh is the beautiful and iconic capital of Scotland as is home to some of the finest afternoon tea venues in the whole of the UK. The medieval Old Town is listed as a World Heritage Site and is dominated by the medieval fortress. The Georgian New Town is also listed by UNESCO and houses a host of marvellous examples of neo-classical architecture. Edinburgh is home to some world-renowned landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Sir Walter Scott Monument and Greyfriars Bobby. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival and takes place every August and dates back to 1947. Afternoon Tea Online are proud to be associated with such a wonderful city and we have hand-picked a stunning selection of afternoon tea venues for you to enjoy.
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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was established in 1947
The world's largest arts festival, The Fringe has grown to the point where in 2015 there were over 50,000 performances. Even today there is no selection committee and anyone may participate.
Edinburgh's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Royal Mile which runs directly through the Old Town, starts at Edinburgh Castle and finishes at Holyrood Palace and Abbey. The area is well known for its underground vaults and numerous secret passages.
A 16th century census recorded a population of just over 8,000
The 8,003 recorded in the census of 1592 by the Edinburgh presbytery pales in comparison to the half a million now resident in the Edinburgh area.
Edinburgh is twinned with 14 international cities
Since 1954, Edinburgh has twinned with major cities across the globe. Munich, Florence, San Diego, Kiev and most recently Saint Petersburg are all official twin towns and sister cities.
Human habitation can be traced as far back as 8500 BC
Cramond, commonly associated with The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, has evidence of an old Mesolithic camp dating back over 10,000 years. Miss Jean Brodie was not around at that point.
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