Edinburgh is an ancient bastion, shrouded in mists and covered with legends. It has repeatedly become a place of grandiose historical events. The memory of the legendary independence fighter William Wallace – the “brave heart” is still preserved here, the images of the beautiful chivalric novel “Ivanhoe” live in harsh castles, and the stone Walter Scott thoughtfully leafs through the book against the background of Gothic domes.
The unbroken spirit of Edinburgh grows stronger in the shrill melodies of the Scottish bagpipes and forces the traveler to dive deeper into the layer of time. Through the centuries, prominent Scots look at the tourist in the National Portrait Gallery, the ruins of Holyrood Abbey are mute witnesses to the former might of the church, and the walls of Edinburgh Castle still remember the last Scottish monarch.