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Address: 112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 550 7800
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Our Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take...
Our Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness story of planet Earth. Through a series of interactive exhibits, state of the art technology and even a 4D encounter you will feel the heat of a bubbling volcano, face the chill of polar ice, fly across the globe before crash landing in a tropical rainforest. As if this wasn't enough, Dynamic Earth is home to Scotland's only 360 degree full dome film theatre. We have a variety of films showing throughout the year.
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Located at the lower end of Holyrood Road, next to the Scottish Parliament. Fantastic day out for the kids with lots to see and do. Nice cafe, but limited menu. Handy place for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went today due to the weather. Parking was fine had no issues with the pricing for this, however when we came out the lift we couldn't find where to purchase tickets. After a bit of a walk and a flight of stairs, we were then sent back to just behind the lift we got out of...this... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Brilliant, loved this, great for kids and adults alike. Educational and fun, and something a little bit different than other Edinburgh attractions

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Very central location next to the Scottish parliament and Holyrood Palace/Park. Actually very reasonably priced for what it offers. Lots of educational touch and feel exhibits that informs you about the history and development of the earth. My son was a bit scared of the "time machine" lift that takes you back through millions of years but on any exhibit... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you stay in Edinburgh you have to visit it. Very very interesting for families as well. You can use the edinburgh pass to save money but it deserves the price of the ticket. Very close to high street, in the centre, at the foot of the amazing holyrood park

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a great find, at the bottom of the golden mile. Lots of hands on activities for the children and plenty of fascinating information for the adults too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Located at the lower end of Holyrood Road, next to the Scottish Parliament. Fantastic day out for the kids with lots to see and do. Nice cafe, but limited menu. Handy place for a rainy day on the school holidays.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The building and history is interesting but it warrants a quick stop if you are on the hop/on/off bus. Holyrood is directly behind it so you could begin a walk up there, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our dynamic earth is absolutely awsome and extremely educational. We love it! It's definitely a place worth visiting. My recommendation is that taking your time to go through every scenes and don't rush through because you can't re-enter the entrance. The dome demo shall not be missed since it's fabulous and interesting!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Took my 1.5 yr old niece. Plenty of space for her to run amok and plenty to touch. The iceberg being a highlight of the day. The cafe had a good choice of food and the soft play area was well received. Some of the attraction better suited for older children. Good value all round and helpful staff which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went with grandchildren (9-11) and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were very enthusiastic and exhibits were brilliant. The restaurant was good as was the underground car park (max 2.3m height). Booked online and saved a few quid.

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Address: 112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 550 7800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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