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Visit Webviews.co.uk for some inspiring webcams of the city. Included are the Forth Rail Bridge, The Castle and various views around the city.

Having just arrived in the city, why not give someone else the responsibility of showing you around. Traditional bus tours are always available around the city and further afield. For the more adventurous a selection of ghost and horror tours are available that will take you through Edinburgh's underground realms. A literary tour of pubs with significance to Scottish writers is also on offer, visit their site for more details.

Victoria Street from the Grassmarket
   Victoria Street from the Grassmarket
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If however you wish to find your own way around, the majority of the city can be reached on foot. Since the city has over one hundred and fifty quality restaurants and upwards of five hundred pubs you will never have far to walk.

Most pubs stay open until twelve midnight or one o'clock in the morning. The grassmarket and Victoria Street are as good a place to start to find a pub or restaurant.

If the natural world holds your interest then your in luck in Edinburgh. Deep Sea World on the Firth of Forth fills the role of Scotland's National Aquarium. Underwater exhibits and much more are on display. Edinburgh Zoo situated in the west of the city provides the same viewing and education pleasure for land based creatures. If that isn't enough nature for you there's still the exotic and tropical experience of Butterfly and Insect World situated on the south east outskirts of the city.

The capital as you would expect is home to some major sporting venues. Two Scottish league football teams play out of the capital, with Hearts F.C. based in the Gorgie area and Hibernean playing in Leith. Murrayfield Stadium in the west of the city is the National Stadium for the Scottish Rugby Union team. The stadium is also used part time by Edinburgh's American World League team the Scottish Claymores, who stage their home matches there.

If participation is more your choice many facilities can be found around the city including amongst others the Meadowbank Athletics Stadium which held the 1980 Commonwealth Games, and a 50m Olympic pool situated on the other side of Arthur's seat from Meadowbank.


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