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Interesting Facts About Edinburgh

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The country of good whiskey and the popular kilt is proud of its capital Edinburgh, which is located in the Lothian Valley in Scotland.

It is a city with rich culture and tradition, excellent restaurants and recreational parks. Check out some interesting things about this city.

Interesting Facts About Edinburgh

1. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, which is visited by more than four million tourists every year. In that way, the local economy earns a little more than a billion pounds.

  1. After London, Edinburgh is the city with the most Michelin-starred restaurants.
  2. Edinburgh has 112 parks, which is more parks per capita than any other city in the UK.
  3. Edinburgh is a city that carefully nurtures its reputation as a “green” city, so it has more than 70 kilometers of bike paths.
  4. Edinburgh is the first city in the world to have a fire service.
  5. In Edinburgh, less rain falls annually than in Rome, Frankfurt and New York.
  6. The widely known and famous encyclopedia Britanica was first printed in the city of Edinburgh in 1768.
  7. In the 17th century, the inhabitants of this town burned pigeon droppings on their foreheads, in order to cure baldness.
  8. Writer Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. He is the author of the famous Sherlock Holmes, and allegedly his inspiration for the main character was Joseph Bella, a famous surgeon from the 19th century.
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