Top travel award for city

Edinburgh’s economy leader has welcomed the latest award to vote the Capital as the best city to visit in the United Kingdom.

Readers of the influential Daily Telegraph Travel Awards put Edinburgh top for the second year running beating London into second place with York third.

Councillor Frank Ross, Economy Convenor for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: "I’m delighted that Edinburgh has gained yet another influential travel accolade as the Capital really is one of the top destinations for tourists from around the world. The quality of our visitor attractions and experiences the city has to offer are second to none. Whether it’s taking in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town to strolling through Princes Street Gardens or experiencing the world-renowned festivals held throughout the year there really is something for everyone.”

The Daily Telegraph said: “From the history-soaked medieval tenements, vennels and wynds of the Old Town to the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, Edinburgh deserves it’s reputation as one of the most beautiful and compelling cities in the world.”

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