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National War Museum of Scotland

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Address: | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 300 123 6789
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Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost...

Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost and won are told through military artefacts and personal collections. Find out about the life of Scots at war, from the First World War trenches to the Home Front, and learn how conflicts, both at home and abroad, have shaped Scotland's image and reputation over the centuries.

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Great site within a site

This part of the castle was super interesting and well worth a few extra minutes to explore. The various groups who spent time at this castle is amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
DantheManfromCan
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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This part of the castle was super interesting and well worth a few extra minutes to explore. The various groups who spent time at this castle is amazing.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was tucked away in the Edinburgh Castles and it was great to walk thru and get more history ! It was a great addition to the Castle

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very informative and not as large as the Imperial war Museum in London. Well worth a visit if you are into your Scottish regiments

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Museum, huge collection of War and Military items from uniforms, medals, pictures and guns

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As you are paying for the castle you must visit the war museum inside. There is so much to see in the castle

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lakeville, Indianna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is a very good place for the history buff to attend, it is very well organized and maintained, very interesting for sure

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had no idea the museum was here in the castle. It was packed with artefacts, information and history. Just one complaint, it was very dark inside and hard to read some descriptions. A bit more light would not have gone amiss.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great and respectful monument to the dead. Worth a visit. If you know your deceased relatives details the staff can help you find them in the books of remembrance.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Missed more items from before the 1800, but the items you'll find here are truly amazing and if you're a true history buff, you get a kick out of the year and wear in some of the items...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of military paraphernalia, from guns and daggers to surgical instruments, short films about the 2 world wars, not entirely welcoming to the Germans and foreign tourists.

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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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