Fantastic city breaks in Europe
These captivating European cities with their own unique, individual characters will impress your family
Posted: 15 August 2011
What’s the vibe? A hilly, historical city with steep cobbled slopes, narrow lanes and towering buildings.
Mini city slickers will love Storming the mighty Edinburgh Castle, spying on passers-by from the Camera Obscura and getting hands-on at the interactive Our Dynamic Earth science museum and taking tea (or juice) at The Elephant House tea shop where JK Rowling penned the early Harry Potter books. The Princes Street Gardens at the heart of the city is an ideal spot for a convivial picnic. Highlights on the cultural calendar include the raucous Hogmanay New Year’s celebrations, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August with its blaring bagpipes and great thunderous drums, and the riotous Edinburgh Festival which has lots of exciting shows for children.
Travel in style Soak up the sights from an open-top bus or zip about on the city’s new tram network.
Where to stay The Four Sisters Boatel, a floating hotel. From £120 per night. Visit www.thefoursisters.co.uk
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