10 Edinburgh Myths Debunked

Edinburgh Myths

Is what you know about Edinburgh true?

Below we look at 10 Myths people from around the world believe about Edinburgh, and we totally debunk them!

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleHogmanay is only in Edinburgh. Hogmanay means New Year’s Eve and can be celebrated anywhere in the world. But Edinburgh’s is best!

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh has a tram network. No, we do not have a tram network, yet. It’s a touchy subject, best to not ask about it.

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastlePlague victims were walled up in Mary Kings Close and left to starve. Not true, Edinburgh had plague doctors who would visit victims in their homes to offer care and herbal medicines.

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleThe Holy Grail is stored below Rosslyn Chapel. Not true, Alex Salmond had it removed and it now sits on the First Minister’s desk in a glass cabinet. He only takes it out when David Cameron comes to visit.

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh has a one o’clock gun rather than a 12 o’clock gun because it’s cheaper. This might be true, we don’t like spending money, unless it’s on trams.

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh has an annual festival called the Edinburgh Festival. NO! Edinburgh has many festivals through out the year. August is the busiest month for festivals.

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleIt always rains in Edinburgh during the summer. Not true. It was sunny for a week in July 1997.

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh has always been Scotland’s capital city. No, Perth used to be until 1437.

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleArthur’s Seat was used as a resting point for a giant. Difficult to disprove but I doubt it.

Edinburgh Hotels With A View of Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh is expensive. NOT! There are loads of cheap places to stay, eat and visit in Edinburgh. You just need to know where to find them – ask us at edinburgh@hotels.tv, we’d be delighted to help.


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