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Edinburgh - A Top City Break Destination

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Gladstone's Land which offers a
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Edinburgh Shopping

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clubs in the city as well as what music they will be playing. Failing that for the best in nightlife you can try heading to Grassmarket or George Street.

Edinburgh Culture

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Other festivals in Edinburgh include the Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, the Edinburgh International Book

Festival and amongst others.
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