The story behind the name Rue d’Édimbourg

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue d'Édimbourg in Val-Bélair looks out on the beautiful Laurentian mountains as seen in this photo, taken from the corner of the (appropriately named) Rue d'Écosse. Rue d'Édimbourg in Val-Bélair looks out on the beautiful Laurentian mountains as seen in this photo, taken from the corner of the (appropriately named) Rue d'Écosse.

Rue d'Édimbourg, a residential street in the Val-Bélair district of Quebec City, is named after Edinburgh, Scotland's second largest city, and the seventh largest city in the United Kingdom.

Some sources say Edinburgh was named after King Edwin, who built a fortress at the top of the volcanic hill called Castle Rock in the seventh century.