Scottish National War Memorial

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Scottish National War Memorial

Scottish National War Memorial
4.5
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Neighborhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1,620 contributions
Thought provoking
Oct 2020
The national armed forces memorial for Scotland. It stands near the top of the castle, across from the royal palace. Separate panels for each service and each regiment. Each regiment chose its own way to be remembered. Very solemn and moving
Written October 7, 2020
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colin g
Rainham, UK979 contributions
Part of the Catle ticket but exceptional
Mar 2020
A real national memorial for all the participants of the wars. Seen similar in France but cant say I have seen anything like it in the UK before . Very moving a must to visit
Written March 6, 2020
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EAN44
Haywards Heath, UK806 contributions
Very moving
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is such a wonderful memorial and very emotional the design of the building is grand with dark stone and then granite and rock, the memorials in the roof are excellent and you stare in ore at there beauty

Along the walls are the books of all the soldiers that had died fighting for freedom you can look through to see if your family mane appears

It’s just very emotional and a tribute to all those Scottish soldiers
Written December 15, 2019
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Eric G
Pasadena, CA621 contributions
Profound Perspective
Oct 2019
Located on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle, in an appropriately designed building, the memorial commemorates the somewhat less than 200,000 Scottish war casualties from World Ward One to the present. I was moved, and I'm not Scottish, so I can only imagine what this would be like for the relatives of those that fought and died for their country. The Castle audio guide does a fine job of explaining the memorial, including the many stain glass windows (the building was previously a church). This is an excellent war memorial, but it isn't a happy for fun place, and I don't recommend it for young kids.
Written November 26, 2019
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Qtime82
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK267 contributions
Part of the castle
Nov 2019
This is part of the castle and can be viewed with castle entry.
Heart wrenching and amazing tribute
The work which has gone into it is amazing
A must visit
Written November 3, 2019
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,131 contributions
Absolutely Stunning!
Jul 2019
History, history and history! I learned a lot in this place about the Scottish wars and revolutions.
Written October 20, 2019
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK6,514 contributions
Momentous tribute to the fallen...
Sep 2019
Part of the Edinburgh castle tour, within the upper grounds of the Castle.
First opened in 1927, the memorial has pays tribute to the Scots that died during the first and second world wars.
Grand entrance, this is a beautiful building(no photos inside), beautiful stained glass windows, fine arches and architecture, this is such a fitting tribute to the twelve Scottish regiments and those that served and fell in battle.
There were some interesting ex-serviceman on hand to answer poignant questions- humbling experience.
Excellent booklet/official guide that accompanies...
Written October 16, 2019
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,509 contributions
Perhaps the most beautiful building in the Castle
May 2019 • Family
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.
Written June 10, 2019
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,087 contributions
Fitting tribute and memorial to the War Heroes
Apr 2019 • Solo
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 Castle.
There are many rolls of honour to remember the War dead. A solemn, poignant and moving memorial. A very fitting tribute.
Written April 4, 2019
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ranjanapathak
Orlando, FL1,446 contributions
Impressive
Aug 2018 • Friends
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 from the Armed Services, Navy and Nursing Services.
Written December 30, 2018
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