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
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
Museum of Edinburgh The Museum of Edinburgh is a series of interconnected 16th and 17th century buildings situated on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town. Formerly known as Huntly House, the museum... Visitor Attractions
National Museum of Flight East Fortune airfield saw action in two world wars. It now brings the story of aviation from the First World War to the present day through exhibitions inside and outside the airfield's hangars. 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
St. Bernard`s Well
St. Bernard's Well The few visitors that jump the shut iron gate into St. Bernard's Well are usually imbibing something stronger than the legendry mineral water sourced from this area over the centuries. Visitor Attractions
Museum of Childhood Free museum aimed at adults and children the Museum of Childhood brings together anitque toys, dolls, teddy bears, trainsets, trcicylces, and games from many parts of the world to tell the story  Visitor Attractions
Gladstone's Land A six story tenement building on the High Street, which has been purchased and renovated by the National Trust of Scotland, to offer a taste of life in 17th century Edinburgh. Visitor Attractions
Abbey Front
Inchcolm Island Inchcolm Island is a tiny island in the Firth of Forth, between Edinburgh and Fife to the North. It is best known for its ancient and well preserved Augustinian Abbey. The Abbey is currently looked... Visitor Attractions
Caledonian Brewery At its height, in the 19th century, Edinburgh's brewing industry comprised of some 40 or so breweries. Visitor Attractions
St. Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile
Parliament Square Situated in the heart of the Old Town this is the famous large open, cobbled square on the Royal Mile. Visitor Attractions
Old Observatory House
Old Observatory House Impressive 18th century building atop Calton Hill, designed and once inhabited by New Town architect James Craig. Visitor Attractions
Royal Observatory The main astronomy observatory, in the South of Edinburgh, distinguished by its distinctive copper domes atop Blackford Hill. 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
Tractor rider at Gorgie
Gorgie City Farm Much-loved working urban farm with lambs, pigs, chickens, quails, and a variety of crops. Visitor Attractions
Commie with Arthur's Seat
Royal Commonwealth Pool The Royal Commonwealth Pool (RCP), aka "the Commie", is a broad, squarish building in the Newington area to the South of the City. The building, with its Olympic sized pool housed within,... Visitor Attractions
Stirling Castle front
Stirling Castle One of Scotland's most spectacular castles, steeped in history of the Scottish people. William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots passed this way once. Visitor Attractions
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
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
Summerhall in summer
Summerhall Formerly the Royal Dick Veterinary College, this historic building has been transformed into a vibrant multi-arts venue with and its cafe/bar a meeting point. Visitor Attractions 26
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