Multi-day tours, designed to complement your academics and enhance your cultural immersion, are included in all of CIEE’s Open Campus Block programs!
SPRING '19 BLOCK II - EDINBURGH
Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. Edinburgh is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials. The city is one of the most popular destinations in the UK. The old town retains a medieval character with narrow streets and ancient buildings contrasting with the Georgian terraces that line the streets of the New Town. In 1995, the Old Town was listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site.
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Visit the magnificant St. Giles' Cathedral, hike Calton Hill for the most majestic view of the city, or explore museums and gardens throughout Edinburgh including Princes Street and Royal Botanic Garden.