Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and home to about 500,000 people. It is located on the east coast of Scotland near the North Sea.

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What material is Edinburgh castle made from?

Edinburgh Castle sits on top of an extinct volcano and the rock below it is basalt. The Castle itself is just built of locally quarried stone.

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How many rooms in Edinburgh Castle?

there is 1600 rooms in the Edinburgh castle

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When did the duke of Edinburgh start his award scheme?

1956

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Is Glasgow further north than Edinburgh?

No

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No, Edinburgh is further north. However, there is not much in it: Glasgow is 55°51' north and Edinburgh is 55°57'.

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Which is further west Cardiff or Edinburgh?

Cardiff

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What is furthest west Liverpool Edinburgh Carlisle or Bristol?

Edinburgh

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Is Carlisle further east than Edinburgh?

Yes. Carlisle is mostly south of Edinburgh, but slightly farther east. Edinburgh is on the east side of Scotland, and Carlisle is nearer to the west coast of northern England, but the island takes a bend to the west from England to Scotland.

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Which city is further east London or Edinburgh?

Answer is London, thanks to Million Pound Drop (Channel 4)!!

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Why should I go to Scotland?

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How COVID 19 affected Rental Stocks in Edinburgh?

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Northern Ireland
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What is the mystery of Flannan Isle?

The mystery on Flannan isle is the disappearance of 3 light house maintenance men who vanished during a 2 week "tour of duty" on the isolated island during December of the year 1900. There was a system in place where, if in case of a emergency, a flag could be put up in the lighthouse, which could be seen from a fixed telescope on the mainland. But there was a terrible fog which lasted , i believe, almost the whole 2 weeks, preventing potential help from coming, if they needed it.

One night a passing boat reported that the light was out. It had seen it on the night before, and with no reason for it to be out, it was curious.

Hearing it was out Robert Muirhead, the lighthouses Superintendent, quickly charted a boat to the island to check on his men. Fighting furious winds and wild seas, he finally reached the island, and the storm was said to have stopped once he arrived. He and a small rescue crew entered the lighthouse to see if the maintnence men were OK.

They were nowhere to be found. Upon inspection of the lighthouse, there were some strange things. First of all, the clock inside the lighthouse was completely stopped. there was no fire or even evidence of a fire in the fireplace. And maybe strangest, there was a full meal cooked and prepared and set on the table, but not touched at all. They then searched the entire island with no success. The 3 men seemed to have just vanished into thin air.

SPOILER ALERT!! ANSWER TO THE MYSTERY.

-if u want it to stay a mystery i would suggest stop reading, if not read on!!

In the days after the incident, Muirhead did a full investigation on the island and found that the storm had cause substantial damage to the jetty and railings and that the moor ropes and crane handles had been washed away and the ropes had become entangled.

Their conclusion! the men had gone out into the storm to try and fix the problem before it became a bigger problem. They had gone quite close to the islands high cliffs. It was likely that while working, 1 of two things could have happened. 1- The strong wind had blown them off the rocks and into the sea. or 2- a high wave swept them out.

After finding out that the wind was blowing UPHILL that night, it was concluded that a freak wave swept them off the rocks and out to sea, never to be seen again.

Some pages on the internet suggest that aliens, the supernatural, or even sea monsters got the men. Truth is, the sea claimed them.

***By the way to add a little realism to it, go to google maps, type in Flannan Isle, and zoom in to inspect the island. its pretty crazy.

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Are Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Sofia of Spain related?

Yes. The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Sofia were both born into the royal family of Greece and Denmark. The duke and Queen Sofia's father are first cousins. Queen Sofia is also a German princess on her mother's side, and through her mother is also distantly related to both the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II.

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Is Edinburgh pedestrian friendly?

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What are some things to do in Carlisle?

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Is Edinburgh safe?

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What are the best hotels in Carlisle?

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Is Edinburgh fun to visit?

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Should I vacation in Carlisle?

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Is Edinburgh growing?

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Should I visit Carlisle?

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Is the water safe in Carlisle?

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Is Edinburgh fun to live in?

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Should I move to Carlisle?

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Should I move to Edinburgh?

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Is public transportation good in Edinburgh?

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