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Ranked #1 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Performances
Military musical spectacular filled with talented performers, pipes, drums, and visual lights and fireworks.
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Ranked #2 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Owner description: Escape is a new, simple, fun, challenging game in Edinburgh City Centre. Designed for groups of 2 - 5. With 2 rooms in... more » Owner description: Escape is a new, simple, fun, challenging game in Edinburgh City Centre. Designed for groups of 2 - 5. With 2 rooms in operation we can accommodate teams of up to 10. We lock you up in a mysterious room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out. In order to escape you and your team must solve many puzzles, riddles, brain teasers and identify clues. Using your powers of observation and problem solving. « less
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Ranked #3 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Geologic Formations; Mountains
Owner description: Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. Situated within Holyrood Park, as well as it's... more » Owner description: Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. Situated within Holyrood Park, as well as it's rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from its many vantage points. The park has several Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designations due to its exceptional range of grassland habitats and its internationally important volcanic geology. Ranger service on site. « less
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Ranked #4 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ships
Owner description: Experience 'Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction' (VisitScotland). The Royal Yacht Britannia proudly served the Royal Family... more » Owner description: Experience 'Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction' (VisitScotland). The Royal Yacht Britannia proudly served the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over one million miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty and world leaders with a fascinating audio tour of her magnificent five decks. Available in 27 languages, it is the world's most translated tour and is included in the admission price. From the Royal Apartments to the Crew’s Quarters and Engine Room, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Treat yourself in the Royal Deck Tea Room with delicious menus made on board in the Royal Galley, stunning waterfront views and waiter service that will make you feel like Royalty. Complete your tour with a browse round the fabulous Gift Shop in Ocean Terminal Open year round with free parking at Ocean Terminal. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre. « less
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Ranked #5 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Museums
Owner description: Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art and design and Scottish history, all... more » Owner description: Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art and design and Scottish history, all under one roof. « less
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Ranked #6 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Owner description: Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and... more » Owner description: Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and historical monuments. « less
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Inchcolm Abbey (South Queensferry)
Ranked #7 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: David I established a priory here which became an abbey in 1235. It is now the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in... more » Owner description: David I established a priory here which became an abbey in 1235. It is now the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. The island is famed for its seals, wildlife and coastal defences from two World Wars.Inchcolm means ‘Columba’s Isle’, though the ‘Iona of the east’ has no known link with St Columba. The island is dominated by its dramatically located abbey complex, comprising the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. The Augustinian canons settled here in the early 12th century, enjoying the island’s isolation and tranquillity. However, its location in the Firth of Forth also made it a target for English naval raids throughout the wars with England from the 14th to the mid-16th century. The brethren increasingly spent more time ashore in Fife. After the Protestant Reformation of 1560 brought monastic life to an end, the island continued to serve in the defence of the country right up to the Second World War. The island’s remains testify to this history of conflict as well as the history of the medieval church in Scotland. The abbey must be reached by boat from South Queensferry. « less
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Ranked #8 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden is about 2kms north of Princes Street. It is super and free although entry into the glasshouses is liable to be charged for. The site covers 31 hectares... more »

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Ranked #9 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Owner description: Experience the thrill of motorsport or combat at Xtreme Karting / Xtreme Combat in Edinburgh! Suitable for ages 8+ (please... more » Owner description: Experience the thrill of motorsport or combat at Xtreme Karting / Xtreme Combat in Edinburgh! Suitable for ages 8+ (please call for details of karting or combat sessions available for your age group) we aim to ensure a fun and adrenaline packed experience! Xtreme Karting opened in January 2011 and was awarded the 5 star rating from Visit Scotland, classed as "exceptional", in March 2011! Feedback so far from customers has been fantastic as testified by our Tripadvisor reviews!The centre features a purposely designed customer lounge area, with large windows overlooking the whole track area, as well as a large 1st floor viewing gallery, both areas feature the latest in race timing displays, allowing spectators to watch all the action on the track in complete comfort. The professionally designed track is set within a 42,000 sq ft unit, and features the latest barrier protection systems to ensure the safety of drivers. The exciting track layout has been specially designed with hairpin bends, sweeping corners and long straights providing adrenalin packed racing for novices and seasoned experts! The track is tested to the limit by our high performance EVO 5 Karts, specially tuned to deliver blistering performance!e can offer an adrenalin packed race event, corporate meeting facilities, practice sessions, cadet parties, etc! Xtreme Combat launched in August 2012, allowing groups to come along to prebooked events and experience the fun and excitement of our urban combat arena. After equiping you with MP5 laser tag weapons, you will undertake a serious of fun missions (examples include team elimination, top secret documents, bomb the base, VIP transfer, domination, last man standing etc) designed to ensure you experience a fun, adrenaline packed combat experience! Unlike paintball our weapons fire infr red beams that are incredibly accurate ensuring you use the red dot weapons sight fitted to each weapon, so no pain and no costly ammo refills!Our centre is located in Newbridge Edinburgh (just 500 yards from the Newbridge roundabout, Junction 1 on the M9) allowing easy access from across the whole of Central Scotland! Contact us for more details! « less
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Ranked #10 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Enter one of Scotland's most curious heritage sites. An archeological mystery that has baffled investigators for over 300... more » Owner description: Enter one of Scotland's most curious heritage sites. An archeological mystery that has baffled investigators for over 300 years. Gilmerton Cove is a series of chambers and passageways lying hidden beneath the streets on the South side of Edinburgh. Join us on a guided tour and help us unravel the mysteries of this strange mysterious labyrinth. Please note this attraction is by appointment only, please call to book a slot. « less
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Ranked #11 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Castles
Owner description: Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh its... more » Owner description: Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh its distinctive skyline. Within the park is a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years. Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. As well as it's rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from its many vantage points. « less
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Ranked #12 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Parks
Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
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Ranked #13 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #14 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Lookouts; Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Science Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Enjoy unique 360 degree panoramic views over Edinburgh from the fascinating Camera Obscura and rooftop terrace. In World of... more » Owner description: Enjoy unique 360 degree panoramic views over Edinburgh from the fascinating Camera Obscura and rooftop terrace. In World of Illusions, experience five floors of interactive hands-on optical illusions, tricks and fun things to do including vortex tunnel, mirror maze and shrinking room. Get involved, play, touch everything. Great fun for all ages and nationalities, whatever the weather. Scotland’s oldest purpose-built attraction, established in 1835. Tickets are valid all day, just get your hand stamped and come and go as you please all day long. If you don't see everything we give you a free pass to come back the next day. Unique money back guarantee if not fully satisfied. Free Wifi. 'Best family attraction in Britain’, The Telegraph. 'Five Stars, outstanding, world class', VisitScotland. Bring your camera - lots of photo opportunities throughout. Allow about 2 hours. Please note the attraction is located in a listed 17th Century building over 5 floors without a lift. Open every day, open late on holidays. Latest news: Autowed has arrived - get married, renew vows or become 'best friends forever', with our friendly robotic wedding machine. « less
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Ranked #15 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Visit one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings and explore a fascinating overview of Scotland past and present though a... more » Owner description: Visit one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings and explore a fascinating overview of Scotland past and present though a wealth of imagery encompassing painting, photography, sculpture and film. Meet the people who have helped shape the nation’s identity at home and abroad from Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert Burns, through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts.. See this outstanding national Collection in its newly refurbished 19th century home, from the suite of grand, top-lit galleries to smaller, intimate rooms, and discover the new Photography Gallery and the atmospheric Victorian Library. Round off your trip to the Portrait Gallery with a visit to our new café. Serving a delicious menu of fresh dishes and classic recipes, our team are passionate about sourcing the very best local ingredients and seasonal produce. A great place for lunch or even just a coffee break, our family-friendly venue is one of the best cafes in Edinburgh. Admission is free. Charges may apply for special exhibitions. « less
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Ranked #16 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Lookouts; Geologic Formations
Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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Ranked #17 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Art Museums

Located in the heart of the city at the intersection of Princes Street and The Mound housing the national collection of fine art.  Entry is free although there are sometimes... more »

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Ranked #18 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Sites; Castles
Owner description: The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen and is the country's only working... more » Owner description: The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen and is the country's only working royal residence. Admission to the Palace includes the State Apartments, Mary, Queen of Scots' historic chambers and the ruins of the 12th-century Abbey Church. The special exhibition The Commonwealth: Gifts to The Queen is on display at the Palace until 2 November 2014. « less
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Ranked #19 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
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Ranked #20 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Castles
Owner description: A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and a world-famous visitor attraction - Edinburgh Castle has dominated the... more » Owner description: A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and a world-famous visitor attraction - Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries. And the high volcanic rock on which it stands has been occupied for thousands of years. Today it is home to Scotland's crown jewels, three military museums, the Scottish National War Memorial, the Prisons of War exhibition, and much more.The castle offers a fabulous day out - an experience not to be missed. Book online with us for fast track tickets to beat the queues! « less
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Ranked #21 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Edinburgh 's Royal Mile is one of the most famous streets in the world and a must see for all visitors to Edinburgh .  It is in the Old Town, the historic heart of the city, and... more »

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Ranked #22 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: The Edinburgh Dungeon is a unique visitor attraction that brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special... more » Owner description: The Edinburgh Dungeon is a unique visitor attraction that brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It's hilarious fun and sometimes a bit scary. Your 80 minute journey will take you through 1000 years of Scotland's dark history. Guided by a full cast of actors, you and your companions walk through The Dungeon, moving from show to show. Shows are based on real Scottish history, minus the boring bits! WINNER OF SCOTLAND'S BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION 2014 AT THE SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS « less
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Ranked #23 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Factory Tours; Specialty Museums; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process. Experience for yourself our regional whiskies... more » Owner description: Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process. Experience for yourself our regional whiskies and whether you like fruity, sweet or smoky flavours our experts will help you select your perfect dram.Enter the vault containing the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whiskies and enjoy a special tutored nosing and tasting. Explore Scotland’s whisky history from the very beginnings through to the global success of today. « less
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Ranked #24 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Theaters
Owner description: If you like a little added sparkle with your live entertainment then the prestigious Festival Theatre is the place for you.... more » Owner description: If you like a little added sparkle with your live entertainment then the prestigious Festival Theatre is the place for you. Built in 1994, the impressive glass facade imposes a sense of occasion as you enter the sleek and contemporary foyer spaces. Enjoy a drink in our spacious bars and take in the insipring views across to Arthur's Seat - but don't let the modern entrance fool you - the traditional 1915-seat auditorium, with its sumptuous decor and lavish fittings, has all the grandeur and splendour you need for a truly special theatrical experience.Designed as Scotland's premier dance and opera house in 1994, the stage is the largest in Scotland, providing the perfect platform for world-class contemporary dance and ballet, and excellent acoustics make it a number one venue for opera, musicals and concerts. The Festival Theatre continues to provide the best programme of dance and opera in the country, as well as a variety of world-class productions across all artforms. Home to the International Festival in the summer, and Christmas shows in winter, you'll find unmissable entertainment here all year round. « less
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Ranked #25 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Castles
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Forth Road Bridge (South Queensferry)
Ranked #26 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
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Ranked #27 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #28 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This is the main church of The Church of Scotland.
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Ranked #29 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Sites
Fully restored period house.
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Ranked #30 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Category: Sports Complexes; Convention Centers
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