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More than just a castle

Edinburgh is a melting pot of historical sites, architectural styles, and cultural influences. From the medieval Old Town – home to Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, John Knox House and hundreds of other Edinburgh landmarks – to the avenues of the Neo-Classical New Town, almost every stage of architectural history is represented within our city.

Edinburgh: 5 ways it changed the Scottish Enlightenment

Edinburgh in the 18th and 19th centuries was a fascinating place to say the least. The ideas, books, and discoveries that came to light in this scholarly city still have an impact on us today. To give just a small example of how our wee city changed the world, we’ve put together a list of five ways Edinburgh's ideas and inhabitants influenced this key historical period.