The capital of Scotland is based on the east side of the country and is one of two main commerce and travel hubs in the country.
Edinburgh is a key city in the north of Britain providing cultural and educational excellence in the form of the Edinburgh Fringe festival and Edinburgh University. It is a cosmopolitan city with superb rail and road links to Glasgow and England and is right on the North Sea, but calling it a seaside city might be a tad ambitious.
There are two main sections of Edinburgh, split into the Old Town and New Town. The Old Town is mainly public buildings, such as castles and cathedrals, but there is a number of residential buildings in the form of high-rise flats. The New Town was designed in 1766 to ease pressure on the Old Town and is mostly residential, following a grid pattern.
The city is home to the Edinburgh Fringe festival which is a huge event which draws hundreds of theatre and comedy-goers to the city each year.
City centre flats are reasonably priced for couples and individuals and in the nicer parts of town, such as Newhaven, prices are around £100,000. For those with more money to spend or a family to consider, prices start from around £500,000 for detached properties.