The perfect place to start a trip in Scotland is in it’s cosmopolitan capital, Edinburgh. First we recommend a visit to the striking Edinburgh Castle which of the city’s Old Town. From its ramparts you will have an unbeatable view of the New Town, an architectural jewel of neoclassical and Georgian style that extends from the Gardens of Princes Street. For art lovers we recommend the National Gallery which houses Scotland's most important collection of paintings and sculptures. It’s easy to find nature and adventure in the city too by strolling up Arthur's Seat, the hill in Holyrood Park, or simply walking alongside the Water of Leith, the winding river that runs through the city.