City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Visitor Attractions


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Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
Fine figures
Edinburgh Zoo In the 1990s, Edinburgh Zoo seemed a run-down and depressing place. Visitor Attractions
St. Cecilia's Hall A museum and ancient, purpose-built concert hall that has become a destination for anyone fascinated by 18th century music and historical instruments in Scotland. Visitor Attractions 77
Scottish Parliament Building
Scottish Parliament "The Scottish parliament, adjourned on the 25th day of March, 1707, is hereby reconvened." Visitor Attractions
Tattoo Office front
Edinburgh Tattoo Office Get your tickets for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo here in person or online. Visitor Attractions
Holyroodhouse from Holyrood Park
Palace of Holyroodhouse The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of the Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Visitor Attractions
John Knox and the Storytelling
John Knox House This 15th century house was home to James Mosman, goldsmith to Mary Queen of Scots, and was the final residence of John Knox, leader of the Scottish Reformation and founder of the Presbyterian Chur Visitor Attractions 31
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
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
Scott Monument, Princes Street Garden East
Scott Monument The Scott monument is a brooding, 200-foot (61m), Gothic spire which opened in 1846 in honour of the prolific local novelist Walter Scott. It has been called "the largest monument to a writer in the... Visitor Attractions 255
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
Makars' Courtyard, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Writers' Museum Tucked away in Lady Stairs Close, up a narrow staircase entered half-way up the Mound, in Edinburgh Old Town, you will find the Edinburgh Writers' Museum. Visitor Attractions 266
Royal Bank of Scotland, St. Andrew Square
Royal Bank of Scotland, St. Andrew Square The Royal Bank of Scotland has gone from darling of the stock market to corporate basket case in a matter of years, but it still retains an attractive head office in the heart of Edinburgh's financ Visitor Attractions
The Last Hutch
Scottish Mining Museum The Edinburgh area used to be dotted with coal mines. Many of these were shut down in the era of Margaret Thatcher following the longest-strike - the miners's strike - in UK history. Visitor Attractions
Mary King's Close
Real Mary King's Close Mary King's Close is a narrow and eerily well-preserved, Old Town close that was sealed off and built over, in 1753, on the site of Edinburgh City Chambers. Visitor Attractions
Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill
Nelson Monument The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill was built between 1807 and 1816 to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Visitor Attractions
General Register House - Princes Street, Edinburgh
General Register House Opening in 1788, General Register House continues to serve the same purpose it was built for as an archive of public records. Visitor Attractions 502
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
The Georgian House
The Georgian House As the name suggests, this New Town building, run by the National Trust of Scotland as a public museum, has been carefully restored as a typical Georgian House of the late 18th-early 19th century.... Visitor Attractions
Linlithgow Palace
Linlithgow Palace The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a parkland beside a loch in the town of Linlithgow, a quarter of an hour train ride from Edinburgh, or if going by car off the M9. 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