Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinbrugh is the capital city of Scotland and the seat of the Scottish Parliament. It is the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The City of Edinburgh Council governs one of Scotland’s 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 30 square miles (78 km2) rural area. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea.

The city was one of the historical major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, helping to earn it the nickname Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the unique character of the Medieval Old Town and the planned Georgian New Town. It covers both the Old and New Towns together with the Dean Village and the Calton Hill areas. There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city. In May 2010, it had a total of 40 conservation areas covering 23% of the building stock and 23% of the population, the highest such ratios of any major city in the UK. In the 2011 mid-year population estimates, Edinburgh had a total resident population of 495,360.

Edinbrugh Old City and Edinbrugh Castleファイル:Edinburgh Overview03.jpgファイル:Edinburgh Castle From Princes Street Garden 001.jpg

Edinburgh City MapEdinburgh, Scotland

Sir walter Scott was born in College Wynd, the Old Town of Edinburgh in 1771. (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832)

Norman saw on English oak.
On English neck a Norman yoke;
Norman spoon to English dish,
And England ruled as Normans wish;
Blithe world in England never will be more,
Till England’s rid of all the four. (Ivanhoe, Ch. xxvii)

One thought on “Edinburgh, Scotland

  1. ひぇー、まさかの英語でしたか。
    はい、がんばって読ませていただきます。
    しかし9月のエジンバラ、やっぱり寒そうですね。
    コッツウォルズはどうでしたか?
    今後のアップを楽しみにしています。

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