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Pronounced Edin-bu-rah, It has been the capital of Scotland since 1437 (replacing Scone) and is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, gaining the nickname Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

Edinburgh is a center for literature and has been through history. Famous authors of the city include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J. K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, who wrote her first book in an Edinburgh coffee shop (Nicolson's Cafe) and Adam Smith, economist, author of The Wealth of Nations. Rowling also finished her last book in the Balmoral Hotel.

There are many places to visit within the city and it would require many days to see it all. It is a beautiful and historic city with more monuments and buildings in a given area than I've ever seen.

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