Edinburgh was as good as any place to spend my last New Year’s Eve in the UK; I could’ve spent it anywhere but, considering that it’s relatively close to home, it felt like a pretty good choice. Despite what a lot of Scots, and Englishman for that matter, think of the UK, I still consider Scotland to be a strong part of the kingdom and we’d be a lot less without it. After London, I would argue Edinburgh to be the UK’s second city; its culture is broad, its heritage deep, and its character is very fitting with the part of the world it sits in.

So, what’s so great about Edinburgh that it takes precedence over cultural hotspots such as Manchester and Nottingham? Well… a hell of a lot. Read More