Edinburgh is ‘best city to visit in UK’

Sunset over Edinburgh Castle as seen from Calton Hill. Picture: David Cullen

Sunset over Edinburgh Castle as seen from Calton Hill. Picture: David Cullen

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Edinburgh has beaten York and Liverpool to be named the top city to visit in the UK.

The Capital scored 90 per cent in the “Big Cities” section of a study carried out by consumer organisation Which?

It received five stars in the “cultural sights and tourist attractions”, “food and drink” and “ease of getting around” categories.

More than 4,400 Which? members rated UK cities with a population more than 200,000 that they had visited for leisure during the previous year.

Each city’s score was based on overall satisfaction and how likely people were to recommend it to a friend.

York and Liverpool scored a total of 89 per cent.

Manuela Calchini, of Visit-Scotland, said the result cemented the city’s position as a “world class destination that offers great history and heritage, culture, shopping and ease of access”.

She went on: “It’s also excellent that consumers are enjoying the quality of fresh, local produce available in the city and voting this with five stars.”

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