City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Visitor Attractions


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Acheson House Historic Edinburgh City Council owned property in the Old Town which was built in 1633 for Sir Archibald Acheson, Secretary of State for King Charles I. Visitor Attractions
Adam Smith statue on the Royal Mile
Adam Smith Statue Statue of Adam Smith, the "Father of Economics" and author of the seminal "The Wealth of Nations" which was published in 1776, the year the USA declared independence. Visitor Attractions
Arniston House
Arniston House Arniston House has been home to the Dundas family since 1571. The estate originally belonged to the Knight's Templar and then the Knight's of Saint John. Visitor Attractions
Walkers rest at the top of Arthur's Seat
Arthur's Seat Arthur's Seat is the top of Holyrood Park, the large public park at the foot of the Royal Mile. It takes a moderately fit walker about 20 minutes to climb to the top. Visitor Attractions 354
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway Working passenger steam trainline, not far from Edinburgh, that is run by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society. Since Bo'ness station opened in 1981, the line has been gradually extended and... Visitor Attractions
Burns Monument Re-opened in 2009 following extensive restoration work, this is more than a monument, it's a small, circular temple in the Neo-Greek style typical of Georgian era Edinburgh, constructed in honour of... Visitor Attractions
Bute House
Bute House Bute House has been the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland since 1999. Located at No.6 Charlotte Square - the north side of the square - it is reckoned to be one of the finest... Visitor Attractions
Caledonian Brewery At its height, in the 19th century, Edinburgh's brewing industry comprised of some 40 or so breweries. Visitor Attractions
Calton Hill Sun Rise
Calton Hill Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. Visitor Attractions
Observatory with shadows of acropolis
City Observatory The City Observatory on Calton Hill was main centre for astronomers until 1896 when it was decided to move to Blackford, due to light pollution Visitor Attractions
Corstorphine Hill Tower (angled)
Corstorphine Hill Tower Corstorphine Hill Tower, also known as Clermiston Tower or the Scott Tower, is a suitably dramatic memorial (watch video) to celebrated Scottish auth Visitor Attractions
Craigmillar Castle Edinburgh's historic Craigmillar Castle, famous as the location of plot and intrigue. The well-preserved ruin includes a tower house, courtyard and gardens. Visitor Attractions
Critical Mass at Dynamic Earth
Dynamic Earth With its expansive, white marquee design, Dynamic Earth is a rather large, incongruous-looking structure at the edge of the Edinburgh Old Town, near the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace and... Visitor Attractions 315
E Princes St Garden Wide
East Princes Street Gardens Although fenced off with Edinburgh's characteristic black, wrought iron railings, The Gardens are open to the public and easily accessed at various gates along Princes Street and other points. Visitor Attractions
Edinburgh Castle in June
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle is the top paid tourist attraction in Scotland, with over 1.6 million visitors in 2016. Situated at the heart of the Scottish capital, the castle is perched on top of the craggy... Visitor Attractions
Castle Garden view North
Edinburgh Castle Gardens The Castle Gardens are on a steep hill directly under Edinburgh Castle to the South of the West Princes Street Garden. It is bounded by the railway line in the North and The Mound to the East. Visitor Attractions
Edinburgh City Chambers Entrance
Edinburgh City Chambers This is where the City of Edinburgh Council conducts much of its business. In particular, members of the public can attend most meetings of the Council, Committees and Sub-Committees. Visitor Attractions 199
Edinburgh Dungeon Indoor gothic theme park, very near Waverley Station, that promises "500 years of Edinburgh's darkest and most gory history, 11 actor led shows and 2 scary rides&qu Visitor Attractions 52
Edinburgh Farmers Market
Edinburgh Farmers' Market The Edinburgh Farmer's market at Castle Terrace takes place every Saturday from 9am-2pm, year round. Visitor Attractions
The Fringe Office
Edinburgh Fringe Shop and Box Office The Fringe Shop is located on the Royal Mile (aka the High Street), just down from St. Visitor Attractions 1