Edinburgh has been called one of Europe's fairest cities, the Athens of the North, and the gateway to central Scotland. Built atop extinct volcanoes on an inlet from the North Sea, and enveloped by rolling hills, lakes, and forests, Edinburgh is a city made for walking. Hilltops unveil panoramic views, and Edinburgh's sunsets are spectacularly romantic - Scots call the fading evening light "gloaming".
Weekend trips are a time for students to explore. While students only have a few days, many sights can be enjoyed in Edinburgh. Some sights include: