Edinburgh is the historic and beautiful capital city of Scotland, in the east of the country. Having contained human settlement since 8,500 BC- or 10,500 years ago- Edinburgh has a long and rich history. The home of medieval Scottish kings and dripping with beautiful medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture, Edinburgh is a fantastic city in which to both live and work. Those interested in the arts will not be disappointed by life in Edinburgh, being able to visit its yearly festival packed with comedy and theatre. Art doesn't only visit Edinburgh once a year, however- it's always possible to visit the Royal Scottish Academy or the Scottish National Gallery, or to take in a show at the Lyceum or King's Theatre. Historians, on the other hand, will be delighted with what Edinburgh has to offer- including the National Museum of Scotland and the Museum of Childhood. If an active nightlife is important to you, then Edinburgh won't disappoint, featuring fantastic pubs, clubs and bars, perfect for a quiet pint or a full-on night out on the town. Lovers of the great outdoors can take a wander through some of Edinburgh's beautiful green spaces, like the Braid Hills or the Princes Street Gardens. Sporty types will be delighted by the excellent range of gyms and leisure centres in the city. Properties for sale in Edinburgh include attractive flats in purpose-built apartments and historic homes, beautiful terraces and large family homes with extensive gardens.