As Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh's historical and cultural attractions have made it the U.K's second most popular tourist destination after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.
Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle which sits on the top of a rocky crag (the remnants of an extinct volcano) and the Royal Mile runs down a crest if a ridge from it, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town, built in the 18th century. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourism is an important element in the Edinburgh's economy.
The city plays host to the annual Edinburgh International Festival, one of many events that run between the July and September each year. The best known of these events are the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
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