City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Visitor Attractions


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Photo Edinburgh Venuesort icon Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
Mansfield Traquair Centre front
Mansfield Traquair Centre Veteran Fringe-goers may remember the former catholic Mansfield church building at the foot of Broughton Street when as Cafe Grafitti it buzzed with live music acts from around the world. Or maybe... Visitor Attractions 262
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
Museum of Childhood memory game
Museum of Childhood The Museum of Childhood is a small, free museum on Edinburgh's Royal Mile aimed at adults and children. 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
NMS Opening: Crowds in the Grand Gallery
National Museum of Scotland The National Museum of Scotland re-opened on 29th July 2011, following a £47.4 million refurbishment of the Victorian building. Visitor Attractions 179
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
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
Old College quad lawn
Old College Quad The Quad is encircled by the historic buildings of Old College and provides a large playing area surrounded by a raised balcony offering excellent sight lines for large scale outdoor performan 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Royal Observatory The main astronomy observatory, in the South of Edinburgh, distinguished by its distinctive copper domes atop Blackford Hill. Visitor Attractions
Royal Yacht Britannia sun lounge
Royal Yacht Britannia The Queen was seen to publicly shed a tear, not a common event, when the Royal Yacht was put to pasture at the docks in Leith in 1998. Visitor Attractions
Scotch Whisky Experience Whisky themed visitor centre, with a five-star rating from the Scottish Tourist Board, that offers a tour through 300 years of whisky history. 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