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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

The imposing castle that stands on the craggy mound of an extinct volcano in the heart of Edinburgh is not only the city's top attraction, but a proud and lasting symbol of the Scots nation. The...

Palace of Holyrood House

Palace of Holyrood House

The Palace of Holyrood was originally an abbey, built in the 12th century, and later the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, notorious for her turbulent reign and dramatic life. Today the palace is...

National Gallery of Scotland

National Gallery of Scotland

The National Gallery of Scotland is situated in the heart of Edinburgh and is home to Scotland's greatest collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance to...

St Andrews

St Andrews

The historic town of St Andrews is home to the most famous golf club in the world, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Often referred to as 'the home of golf', St Andrews and the...

Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh

Get to grips with the mystery and magic of the ancient city of Edinburgh at the museum dedicated to its history, from prehistoric times to the present day. The Museum of Edinburgh...

Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden

Not just any garden, the Edinburgh Botanic Garden is acknowledged as one of the finest in the world, featuring six percent of all the world's known plants, the most tender being cosseted in...

Scotch Whisky Experience

Scotch Whisky Experience

Alongside Edinburgh Castle visitors can enjoy a 'wee dram' and uncover the secrets of brewing Scotland's famed malt, grain and blended whiskies, known to the locals as 'the water of life'....

Royal Yacht Brittania

Royal Yacht Brittania

Pride of the Ocean Terminal in the port of Leith, Edinburgh's recently developed waterfront shopping and leisure area, is moored the famed Royal yacht, . Numerous illustrious passengers,...

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

Made famous by the conclusion of the exciting novel (later turned movie) by Dan Brown, this 15th-century Gothic church has become a touristic place of pilgrimage, just six miles (10km) south of...

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is used primarily for musical events and touring groups, and it is one of the main venues for the annual summer Edinburgh International Festival, as well as...

Royal Mile

Royal Mile

A 'must see' in Edinburgh is the Royal Mile, a succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of Edinburgh's Old Town. Fittingly, the Royal Mile is approximately one Scottish mile...

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

Like the London and York Dungeons, the Edinburgh Dungeon gives a graphic and spine-chilling look into Edinburgh's history. The dungeon employs every trick in the book to scare the life out of its...

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Featuring a wonderful variety of cute and exotic animals, children will be absolutely thrilled with a visit to the Edinburgh Zoo. It also offers younger visitors a Kids Zone where they can...

Deep Sea World Aquarium

Deep Sea World Aquarium

Located just 20 minutes from Edinburgh, Scotland's national aquarium Deep Sea World is the perfect place for a fun-filled family outing on a rainy day. Children can view marine life such...

The Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood

When travelling in Edinburgh with children, a trip to the Museum of Childhood is an absolute must and a favourite with adults and children alike. It contains wonderful displays, featuring toys...

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth

This science centre is a fabulous attraction for children of all ages and adults alike, and aims to educate and inspire visitors to think about our planet and its evolution. Featuring a number...

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat

The tallest of the seven hills that form Holyrood Park at 822 feet (250m), Arthur's Seat is actually an extinct volcano that overlooks the city of Edinburgh. There are the remains of an Iron Age...

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

One of the most impressive Scottish castles in the region, Stirling Castle has a famous history of clashes between British troops and Scottish revolutionaries. Its bridge is the site of one of...

Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel - a rotating boat-lift located near the town of Falkirk in central Scotland - is an unlikely but extremely popular Scottish tourist attraction. The Wheel, which was built as part...

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