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For most people Edinburgh is synonymous with theatre, comedy and the arts, with the Edinburgh Festival drawing in over 2.6 million visitors every August. Though busy, this is still a fantastic time of year to visit the city, which is transformed into a world of entertainment with something interesting going on wherever you look. Beyond the arts, Edinburgh is a city steeped in history and a good way to start any visit is with a gentle stroll down the Royal Mile, the cobbled thoroughfare that runs from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Those who set off to walk along the Royal Mile will not get far without stopping, however, since this central street is lined with shops and sights to slow you down. The city is home to Scotland's National Gallery, National Museum and National Gallery of Modern Art, as well as a handful of other independent and equally fascinating museums. On a nice day the best views of the city can be had by a short sharp hike up Arthurs Seat, a former volcano that now forms the perfect viewing platform.

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