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National War Museum of Scotland
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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
Ranked #42 of 399 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: 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.
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth a good look”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

An interesting museum placed inside Edinburgh Castle. A must-visit if you like history, especially 1800 and 1900. Worth a good look!

Visited January 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“This was excellent!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We went in here as part of our visit to Edinburgh Castle, we had the privilege of listening to a young mad dressed as a 19 th Century Scottish Soldier, and he actually brought the place to life for us. He spoke very eloquently about "The thin Red Line" and it's importance during a particularly difficult time for British forces during the Crimean campaign. He is actually a historian and published Author, and he made the visit a resounding success.

Visited March 2013
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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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“good collection”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

A lot of really interesting exhibits. I especially liked the one with odd souvenirs taken by scouts, such as stones and pine cones. Also the piece of one of the German planes shot down over Scotland in WW2. I really liked the collection of recruitment posters. Overall an outstanding, if pretty much standard, Military museum.

Visited March 2013
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Herriman, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Hostory in the flesh!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

--DO YOUR HOMEWORK! This place is different than the stories we hear about Scotland. It is written by Scots in Honor or Scots. The views of England are left out here, and it shows. The amount of fighting a dieing done by Scotlands sons is breathtaking. The oppression was forgotten when the England called. This is a reflection of world history, not just this tiny nation.

Visited June 2012
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Ware, United Kingdom
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“Thought Provoking”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

This museum was highly interesting. Taking you through all the different wars, particually focussing on the scottish history. At the end of the meseum there is a section on soldiers that had lost limbs in battle and how their lives have changed as a result of the amazing prosethic limbs now availble. It was incredibly thought provoking and emotive.

Visited February 2013
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