Churches in Edinburgh and Lothians

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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.

  • In spite of the hype created by the Da Vinci Code book, Rosslyn Chapel remains one of Scotlands most remarkable treasures. There are many claims made when trying to interprete the fascinating ancient carvings that adourn the chapel but one is that the chapel shows evidence that the Vikings were the first to discover America, centuries before Columbus. Private House Stays also has identified Torphichen Preceptory as worth a visit



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