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Unusual Things to Do in Edinburgh

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True to the image of a European city, standing tall, extruding elegance, Edinburgh invites you to explore its deep rooted history. The city is a fine blend of medieval and urban, gratifying the fancy of all kinds of travelers. Helming a past and a present the pride and joy of which is literature, Edinburgh is like your favorite book, you want to keep coming back to read those heart touching lines. The many castles dotting the city still paint a scene straight out of a fairytale and when you want to come back to the present times, imposing modern buildings greeting the sky make you feel timid. The city houses restaurants that satiate the palates of everyone with a myriad of delectable cuisines. And, nightclubs keep the young and the old brimming with life. But, all these are things everybody would do in Edinburgh. We suggest you do the unusual and see the side of the city not many know of. The city is home to many atypical attractions that are worth all your time. So, make Air France reservations and head to Edinburgh to soak in the vibes of the city that are not everybody’s cup of tea. 
 
Mary King's Close 
    
Not many tourist sites harbor a glorious past. Some resonate the disturbing times as well. And, Mary King’s Close clasps on a history of being a plague enveloped place. The close was forgotten in the dust of time, only to be rediscovered accidently by workmen digging in to the street. The plague referred to as the “Black Death” claimed a lot of lives and it was a disaster of the highest order back then. The whole area was cut off from the rest because the plague was particularly very bad in the Mary King’s Close. And, such down trodden times always breed a lot of hearsay. One of its versions states that the close was sealed, leaving thousands of people to die. On the contrary, town council took good care of all those infected by the plague, trying their best to save as many people as they could. Today, the site is open for public tours where reenactors unfold the dreaded past. Also, numerous ghost stories intrigue visitors. Start looking for Air France flight deals to Edinburgh and immerse in the deep history of the city. 

Camera Obscura     

A labyrinth of illusions, shapes and colors, Camera Obscura gives a new definition to fun in Edinburgh. With the purpose of establishing an activity center with the belief that exhibition is one of the best ways to impart education, this building feeds curious minds. The building creates such mind boggling illusions that you would want to dig deeper in to science to find out how such trance like concepts are created. The building houses vortex tunnels, mirror mazes, puzzles and what not. But, the real catch of Camera Obscura is the rooftop terrace. Head to the top of the building because you’ll please all your senses catching a 360  ̊view of Edinburg. And, trust us, there is nothing more splendid than this.  
        
Gilmerton Cove 

A series of caves, Gilmerton Cave awakens the detective in visitors. Since its discovery, many theories have surfaced to unearth the existence of these hand-carved caves beneath the residence of a blacksmith. And much to everyone’s dismay, no one has ever been able to find out what purpose these caves served. Some believe they were hideouts for religious refugees, while some speculate it to be a smugglers’ den. Whatever be the truth, today the site beckons tourists to explore these secretive caves that must have been witness to some magnificent stories. Hop on an Air France flight and let the mysteries of this cave baffle you to the extent of donning a detective’s hat. 

The Witches’ Well

The Witches’ Well is a site that easily goes unnoticed as the majestic Edinburg Castle looming ahead takes away all the attention. However, you can skip committing the mistake. A cast-iron fountain and plaque marks the place in the premises of the castle that has been witness to the deaths of hundreds of women accused as witches. Scotland’s King James VI wanted to put an end to the devil powers and he perceived witchcraft to be the biggest cause of it. Hence, in a stride to end the satanic dominance, many women who were believed to possess the power of witchcraft were burnt to ashes between 15th and 18th century. Today, the site offers a glimpse in to the times that denied proper trial to women accused of witchcraft, killing many innocents in a blind rage.
 
You can either choose to miss such intriguing sites or get onboard a last minute flight to Edinburgh to explore many similar unusual things in the city. They round up the trip to Edinburg on a high note.

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