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Reviewed June 9, 2019

The memorial is dedicated to fallen soldiers of a number of past wars. The architecture outside and inside is beautiful. Inside you see some stained glass windows, artwork and statues. Unfortunately no pictures are allowed.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

This is an unusual chapel of remembrance to the thousands of servicemen and women who have been sacrificed in the World Wars and more recent conflicts. The stone building is quite outstanding, in size, style and solemnity. It is situated in the grounds of Edinburgh...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

During our castle visit, this National War Memorial for Scotland was shown to us by our tour operator. It is to commemorate the sacrifice of Scots in the Great War, Second World War. The Memorial displays the Rolls of Honour of Scots servicemen and women...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Built in 1927, this beautiful solemn memorial located on the Crown Square of Edinburgh Castle commemorates Scottish soldiers, who died in the two world wars and more recent combats. The sealed casket placed on the altar contains the Rolls of Honor with 147,000 names of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This memorial in the heart of the Edinburgh Castle grounds is amazing. It provides its visitors with a number of books which list all Scots who lost their lives in the First World War. Around the top of the walls it lists the majority of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Yes this is a large impressive cathedral like memorial, but the focus is on the books listing all the Scots who have lost their lives in war. Very fitting and part of the castle complex.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

No one visiting Edinburgh Castle should skip this stunning monument to the Scottish men and women who gave their lives in Britain’s wars. It has been said that the U.K. honors its war dead like no other nation and this hall of remembrance is evidence...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed July 31, 2018

In the heart of the Edinburgh Castle, this stunning building provides visitors a chance to contemplate the costs of war. Filled with memorials to various units and types of troops, the memorial conveys well how deep the loss of life was felt in Great Britain...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Wars are bad and people should not look for reasons to fight each other, but it happened a lot. A pity for the fallen, but some of the causes that they were pulled into were not noble at all. I liked the lion and horse...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

The Scottish National War Memorial is a museum dedicated to the Scots who sacrificed their lives in various conflicts starting with the Great War. Located in Edinburgh Castle, you can view the Roll of Honor in the Museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
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