As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is host of Scottish Parliament. Students love Edinburgh for its varied opportunities to intern with companies and institutions. Combined with its political importance, Edinburgh has also become a cultural center, with dozens of museums, libraries, and significant historical buildings. The city also has a prestigious literary and philosophical history; during the Scottish Enlightenment, Edinburgh became a hotbed for philosophers like David Hume. The literary history is so pervasive that UNESCO named Edinburgh the first “City of Literature.”
While the political atmosphere sets a serious tone, the nightlife in Edinburgh offers release. George Street in the New Town has become (in)famous for upscale pubs, clubs, and townhouses. Check out Princes Street and Rose Street for its retail shops.
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