Edinburgh is in my heart from its Scottish roots to its endeavours to creating some of the world’s best sports, including basketball. You wouldn’t guess Scotland created that but they also created Edinburgh. Edinburgh is quite large with a central focus on a royal mile leading up to Edinburgh castle.
The population of Edinburgh is 482,005 so you’re going to have a fair mixture of culture already there but your backpacking hostel is going to provide you the best mixture of culture from my experience. What you want to do is capture as much culture as possible in the beginning of your backpacking trips as this is the important forwardness you need for [...]