Learn English with Kaplan in exciting Edinburgh

If you think Scotland is a land of ancient castles, towering mountains and smooth rolling plains of dark green dotted with purple heather, then you’re only partly right. Scotland may be a country of extreme natural beauty, but it’s also home to Edinburgh, one of the most dynamic cosmopolitan cities in the world.

It’s impossible to mention ‘Edinburgh’ without also mentioning ‘festival’; the city’s annual celebration of theatre, comedy and the arts attracts thousands and thousands of visitors each year, with famous faces to be seen both on stage and in the audience. At the other end of the social calendar, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festivities have become known as one of the best places in the UK to be on New Year’s Eve, with a huge street party including fireworks and music.

It’s not just a few times a year that Edinburgh has a festival atmosphere though. Edinburgh’s large student population, including those from Edinburgh University and Kaplan International Colleges’ Edinburgh English Language School, mean the city’s nightlife is first-rate, even including an atmospheric nightclub housed in a medieval building. This combination of excitement and history is carried on through the spectacular displays put on by the kilt-wearing Scottish Soldiers of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

Stepping outside the city, Scotland has a whole world of entertainment potential to explore, from the stunning wonders of the great lochs, to enjoying the countryside in a whole different way by having an action-packed paintball battle. After all that activity, head back to your Kaplan English School and feast on the Scottish specialities of Shortbread and Haggis to refuel your energy. Finish the night with a traditional Scotch whisky and get some sleep to prepare yourself for whatever wild adventure the next day brings you in incredible Edinburgh.

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