What Is the Capital of Scotland?

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The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. According to Visit Scotland, the region known as Edinburgh and the Lothians includes both the urban capital city and the nearby rural countryside.

Edinburgh, Scotland, is a small city filled with history that Visit Scotland recommends visitors explore outdoors on foot. Edinburgh features various villages, trails and castles, making it an official World Heritage Site. The Royal Mile, a series of streets located in the heart of Edinburgh, is one of the busiest areas within the capital city. One of the most famous landmarks in Scotland is Edinburgh Castle, which sits atop a hill that overlooks the scenic capital city.