Stockbridge, much like nearby Dean Village, is a former suburb of Edinburgh that was long ago incorporated into the city. Though only a short walk from the city core, it maintains a distinctive vibe as an upscale neighbourhood filled with boutiques and cafes.
The Scottish National Gallery is located within the Princes Street Gardens. Opened in 1859 in an imposing neoclassical building, the gallery houses an excellent collection of paintings by “Old Masters,” including many that relate to Scottish history. Admission is free.
Granada’s main draw is the Alhambra, a sprawling complex of palaces, gardens and towers that loom over the city.
Construction began in 889, on top of older Roman fortifications, but most of the palaces were built during the 12th and 13th centuries by the Emirate of Granada, the series of Muslim Emirs and Sultans who ruled the city at that time.