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
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
Pathology Museum
Surgeon's Hall Museum The Surgeon's Hall, part of the Royal College of Surgeons complex on Clerk Street, houses Scotland's largest medical museum with one of the most significant surgical collections in the world. Visitor Attractions
New Register House National archive located at the East of Princes Street, around the corner from Robert Adam's landmark  General Register House. Visitor Attractions
Mavisbank House After being destroyed in a fire in 1973 and left to ruin, this private historic mansion is being bought by compulsory purchase order and grounds are being taken over by public agencies in 2012 for Visitor Attractions
Union Canal - view from above
Union Canal The 19th century Union Canal is not a park in the typical sense, but like the Water of Leith it provides a strip of blue and green through Edinburgh from Lochrin Basin in Fountainbridge (just off... 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
Gilmerton Cove Opened to the public fewer than 10 years ago, Gilmerton Cove is an underground warren of tunnels and rooms hand carved in to the sandstone bedrock and dating back hundreds of years ago. Visitor Attractions
Greyfriars Bobby statue profile shot
Statue of Greyfriar's Bobby Not so much a destination - unless you are meeting here for a walking tour - but the statue of the famous, little scottie dog remains a popular spot for a photo op. Visitor Attractions 356
Tron Kirk Central, historic kirk (church) building in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town that has been renovated in recent years and is now a popular festival bar, cafe, and music venue. Visitor Attractions 129
Kinneil House - front
Kinneil House Kinneil House dates back to the 15th century and was once a popular home for the Dukes of Hamilton. Visitor Attractions
Festival Wheel  - view down Princes Street
Festival Wheel The Festival Wheel (aka Edinburgh Festival Wheel and Big Wheel) is a large mechanical Ferris Wheel, situated in the centre of Edinburgh, in East Princes Stree Visitor Attractions
Escape Hour Escape Hour is a new escape Game Venue. Teams of between 2 and 6 players must solve a series of puzzles to escape a room or complete a task within a designated time period. Visitor Attractions
Granny's Green Steps Granny's Green Steps (or Granny Green's Steps if you believe the steps have been misnamed) connect the Grassmarket with Johnston Terrace (under Edinburgh Castle). Visitor Attractions 363
Inveresk Lodge Garden Inveresk Lodge Garden is a National Trust for Scotland walled garden on a hillside, in the small village of Inveresk. Visitor Attractions 377
Parliament House Alongside St Giles, off the Royal Mile, this is home to Scotland's Supreme Courts and one of the oldest venues in the city. Visitor Attractions 402
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
Stewart Brewing Craft ale brewery situated just south of the Edinburgh bypass near Ikea and Pentland Hills Regional Park. Visitor Attractions