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Edinburgh Old Town
#1 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Fabulous city a mixture of old architecture & new, Royal Mile, & Caste are a must to explore, It offers a wide variety of shops, cafes , restaurants something for everyone Some of the views are to die for.
You'll find interesting shops, great shopping, fun pubs, interesting historical landmarks, libraries, nightclubs, and many wonderful monuments to some of our world's greatest thinkers.
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
#3 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Perfect day out to spend a couple of hours exploring, mind boggling puzzles and illusions, there’s plenty to see and do, with a roof top view over Edinburgh it’s the perfect spot to get those pano shots.
Enjoy an array of optical illusions and visual stimulation as you begin at the top level, taking in outstanding views of the city from the observation deck and enjoying the brief and entertaining camera obscura show.
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Royal Mile
#4 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Take a stroll up it to see Holyrood palace, the Scottish parliament, the tollgate prision, Tron Kirk, St Giles Cathedral, Camera Obscura and Edinburgh Castle (and that really is just to name a few of the sites you...
Everyone in our group loved walking the Royal Mile, you have history, shopping, taverns, eating, sights, people watching, special events, music, whisky tasting... a place there is something for everyone!
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Edinburgh Castle
#5 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Excellent historical tour - the special events are fantastic and guides well versed One can spend hours going into the detail of the castle and it’s History Greta views over this magnificent city
Outstanding views, very well designed visit flow, 10+ worthwhile sites, from the successive ramparts to the OUTSTANDING Scotland War Museum and the Scottish Crown Honors (jewels and the recovered Stone of Destiny...
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The Real Mary King's Close
#6 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Booked on the tour the same day, all staff were fantastically knowledgeable, entertaining and friendly, the tour guide was hilarious without loosing the focus of the topic, intresting sites and content would highl...
mary Kings Close is aplace i wood say to any one to vist with going around it with atour Guide from there giving you the history of it ghosts any all it site on the old Edinburgh Royal Mile just down from the love...
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Holyrood Abbey
#18 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
This wonderful historic Palace is best seen with a guide....the guide always has great background knowledge and quirky stories to tell, as you view the awesome fixtures and fittings as well as the grounds.
I heartly recommend time spent taking in this unique site which has contributed so much to the history of Holyrood Palace area.
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Castle Rock
#20 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
There is an awe inspiring War Memorial, an ancient chapel, the old prison, War museum, great views … It was well worth the price and to get the most out of your visit I would recommend an audio tour, a warm day, c...
Beside offering great views of Edinburgh it has many interesting historical museums, old prisons, great presentation of old Scottish history, has collections of "honours" which are symbols of Scottish early stateh...
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St Giles' Cathedral
#21 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Great place to view some real history from John Knox pulpit to the thistle chapel amazing vaulted ceilings and memorials photographer friendly ... just make a donation of 2 quid and buy a camera licence great staf...
Do explore the fascinating windows, memorials, carved ornaments, glorious architecture, chapel, and admire the craftsmanship and the valor of those memorialized at this site.
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Greyfriars Kirkyard
#22 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
I think they are another way to look at and view how an area develops and for the cities that retain and maintain these cemeteries with fervor - speaks to the character to the city and it's history - this is my pe...
This kirkyard is a quiet oasis tucked behind the church and a world away from the bustle of the nearby Old Town sites.
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Greyfriars Kirk
#24 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
The tombstones, the old trees, the monuments and the views of Edinburgh Castle made an unforgettable impression on me; especially on a rainy and windy day when the mood of the nature matched up really well with th...
Dating from 1620, the church sits on the site of a Franciscan monastery garden and now is the location for elaborate tombs and memorials.
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Grassmarket
#25 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
We went for the jazz festival great event and the shops and restaurants here are great, the area is easy to get to giving you a great view of the castle, if you are around when the jazz festival is on i highly rec...
Wonderful views of the castle, quiet at night, and lots of lovely shops, restaurants, and pubs plus on the weekend they set up an interesting market with street food and little stalls.
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Greyfriars Bobby
#31 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
This is one of Edinburgh's landmarks that you really must see a delightful statue with a heart melting story behind it and the local tradition of rubbing his nose for luck so that part of the statue is very shiny...
Very nice landmark and been passed it few times and always stop and show my respects went to both there graves yesterday and showed my respects even left little bobby a stick .
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Gladstone's Land
#33 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
... favourite room was the 'Painted Chamber' Bedroom which has a gorgeous painted ceiling, the tour also covers the foyer, Kitchen and Drawing Room and gives cool views of the Mile and the Square behind the building.
During our trip to Scotland we went to - Gladstone’s Land (Edinburgh) Georgian House (Edinburgh) Tenement House (Glasgow) Among other sites Gladstone’s Land is on the Royal Mile in the Old Town, while the Georgian...
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Canongate Kirk
#35 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
The minister is clearly fascinated with the history of this building and explained the siting of an abbey then church initially on this site way back in the days of King David the First of Scotland.
This place has some interesting people buried in the old graveyard, it is a lovely peaceful place with some good views of Carlton Hill.
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University of Edinburgh
#39 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
The setting is magnificent with views of Arthur's Seat, and frequent buses into town night and day as well as wonderful taxis!
Brilliant view and fresh environment
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John Knox House Museum
#41 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
John Knox lived for a while in a house on the Royal Mile with a view of his church and died there in the late 1500's.
I was a bit skeptical given some of the tour guide information on this site, but we were attracted to the beautiful house and ignorant generally about John Knox.
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St. Margaret's Chapel
#45 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
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Royal Mile Market
#52 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
... all set in this funky market right on the Royal Mile and within walking distance of all manor of historical sites, as well as restaurants, pubs and shops---leave it up to the Scots to make it a frugal adventure.
Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
#53 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Look on in awe, at the power of the place, the tremendous views, and the history that just oozes out of the cobbles beneath your feet!
Spectacular setting for a global pop star, the walk up through the old town and the view of the castle behind the stage really set the tone for a great night.
North Bridge
#58 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
But it connects the Old Town to Princes Street/the New Town/Waverley station and has magnificent views of the Old Town on one side and Calton Hill on the other.
From the bridge you have a great view of the city as well as the big Waverly train station.
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Castlehill
#60 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Coffee shops, souvenirs and landmarks make this such a pleasant walk not to be rushed.
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George IV Bridge
#61 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Plenty of sights to see, and tour guides that take you to rest of Scotland tourist destination.
Scottish National War Memorial
#63 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Located in Edinburgh Castle, you can view the Roll of Honor in the Museum.
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William Wallace Statue
#67 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
You can view this statue from the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, if you look towards the castle gate William Wallace is on one side and Robert the Bruce on the other.
I notice some reviewers have confused this site with the Stirling Monument which has its own trip advisor page
Mons Meg
#69 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Great view from where it's sit right out side the chapel on top of the castle.
I personally thought it rather ugly looking, though what impressed me more was the view out over the city which the cannon was pointing.
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George Heriot's School
#72 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
View of the castle superb ,one o'clock gun a surprise, memory lane was worth The trip.
But the views from the outside are brilliant.
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Estatua David Hume
#73 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
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Advocate's Close
#76 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
From a short way in, you get a great view and photo opportunity of the Scott Monument.
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Parliament House
#80 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Makes me wonder why the new ugly site of the Scottish parliament buildings near Holyrood palace were ever thought about!! Magnificent buildings and others too in Parliament Sq
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Cannongate Tolbooth
#85 of 235 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
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