Scotland's capital city, with a population of about 500,000 (making it the country's second-largest metropolis, following Glasgow), Edinburgh is one of the cultural and arts hubs of the United Kingdom, and a fascinating city with a rich history that dates to the Roman Age. The city is well-known for its creative spirit and lively festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh International Book Festival.
And each summer, the city plays host to the colorful Pride Edinburgh celebration, aka Scotland Gay Pride - the date this year is July 2, 2016, which is a couple of weeks later than it was last year.
Edinburgh Gay Resources
For information on Edinburgh's lively gay scene, check out such resources as the Black Kilt Tours of Scotland Gay Guide to Edinburgh. Also, have a look at the useful Edinburgh & the Lothians travel site produced by Visit Scotland.