Things you didn’t know about…

Have a look at these 10 snippets of info and see if you can tell what city we are talking about….

  1.  It is said to be built on seven hills, like Rome
  2. Bound by ancient city walls, it is credited with inventing the skyscraper in the 17th Century
  3. David Hume, Adam Smith, James Hutton, James Boswell and Sir Walter Scott were 18th century residents, leading Tobias Smollet in The Expedition of Humphry Clinker to describe the city as a ‘hotbed of genius’
  4. It hosts the largest annual international arts festival in the world
  5. It has more listed buildings, relative to area, than any other UK city
  6. The company behind the computer games Grand Theft Auto is based here
  7. It has two volcanoes
  8. It is twinned with Kathmandu
  9. JK Rowling began writing her first Harry Potter book here, in a coffee shop
  10. It’s the birthplace of Ronnie Corbett, Gail Porter, Finlay Quaye and Tony Blair

 

Have you got it yet…. If you need a bit more info have a look at our top ten!  Scroll down to have a look at her looking lovely on an autumn evening.

Princess Street Edinburgh

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