The Hub, one of the icons of Edinburgh

If there is an essential place of visit in Scotland, that is Edinburgh. This historic city has many places to discover and an impressive heritage. Y We are going to talk about one of Edinburgh's most prominent monuments: it is The Hub, with its gothic spire tower. Do you want to come with us to meet her?

Everything you need to know about The Hub

It is located in the Royal Mile, the medieval area, and halfway between the castle and the Palace of Holyrood. But The Hub tower is seen from all over the city. In fact, it is the tallest building in edinburgh.

The hub

It is an old church, the Highland Tolbooth Kirk. But cults have not been celebrated for a long time. It's more, Its function today has nothing to do with religion. It is the information center of the Edinburgh Festival.

Because of its situation and its appearance, you might think that it is a construction that is several centuries old. Maybe you imagine it is a gothic building. Nothing further from reality, He hasn't turned two hundred yet.

It was built between 1842 and 1845.Its objective was to house the administrative headquarters of the Church of Scotland, while serving as the assembly hall for different events. However, this changed when in 1929 there was a reunification of churches in the country and the headquarters were moved to another place

Renowned St John church, for several years some religious acts and services were held in the Gaelic language. But nevertheless, in the 80s it was definitely disused.

The Renaissance

In the late 90's the new life of this church would begin. A deep remodeling was carried out and in 1999 it would begin to function as the headquarters of the Edinburgh International Festival.

The Hub Tower

Since then this It is a space dedicated to all kinds of cultural manifestations. Conferences, exhibitions and concerts are held here. Even weddings and private events.

Because entering The Hub can be a real surprise. And its interior has nothing to do with what you can imagine when seeing its exterior architecture. Here you will discover modern and colorful offices, event rooms and concerts with avant-garde touches. There is also a bar and restaurant.

The peculiar thing about this building is that before entering you expect everything to keep an architectural harmony but it will surprise you when you find modern colored offices inside as well as rooms with very avant-garde touches.

If you visit Edinburgh, don't settle for watching The Hub on the outside. Once you have admired the beauty of its architecture and its fabulous tower, access the interior. You can relax with a drink in your cafeteria.

What else to see in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

The Hub must be an indispensable stop in the city. But do not forget that Edinburgh has many other attractions. These are the essentials:

  • Edinburgh Castle: It is the jewel of the city. It stands on top of Castle Hill, from where you can get incredible views of the city. To see inside you will need several hours.
  • Royal Mile: It is the most famous street and runs through much of the city. From it you can access a mezzanine of medieval alleyways to get lost in and soak up the history of Edinburgh.
  • Holyroodhouse: It is an incredible palace, a jewel of baroque architecture. Today it remains the official residence of the Queen of England in Scotland.
  • Princess Street Gardens: after draining the North Lake, these gardens were created in 1820. They serve as a separation from the old city and the new city. They have more than 150,000 m² and shape the most important urban park in the city.
  • National Gallery of Scotland: In this museum you can see works from the Renaissance to the post-impressionism of artists such as Tiziano, Velázquez, Monet or Gauguin.

After what has been seen, it is clear that making a visit to Edinburgh is well worth it. Start this by The Hub, with its Gothic tower and its amazing interior, and continue through the places we have recommended. Depending on the days you can enjoy the city even more.

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