5 Facts About Edinburgh

1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was born in Edinburgh, is said to have based his famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes on Professor Joseph Bell, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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2. City of Edinburgh has entered into 14 international twinning arrangements since 1954.

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3. Outside the Festival season, Edinburgh supports several theatres and production companies.

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4. With the redevelopment, Edinburgh has gained the business of cruise liner companies which now provide cruises to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands.

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5. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of four in the city, is placed 18th in the QS World University Rankings for 2019.

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