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The Real Mary King's Close
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Edinburgh Old Town
#1 of 218 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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Royal Yacht Britannia
#2 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
A great day out and afternoon tea on board was superb Fascinating and with great views out onto the Foray of Forth - a perfect day !
This was a great tour, very informative, the audio guide was very interesting and full of facts giving a wonderful view of what life was like aboard the ship for both crew, visitors and of course the Royal Family.
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
#3 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Great fun! Amazing attractions, great view of Edinburgh & Very good presentation from "Andrew" i think was his name, he was funny, knowledgeable & down to earth .
Perfect for a rainy day but also great during sunshine as there is an amazing rooftop section with incredible views over the city so I would urge you to fit this into your Edinburgh trip if possible :)
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Royal Mile
#4 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Packed with shops, quirky transformed church, cafes, quaint pubs, bag pipers, cobbles, shops, whisky tasting, camera obscura is a must!And make it all the way to the castle for some fab views.
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 218 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
Amazing Just Amazing highly recommend to anyone going to Scotland, great history and amazing sites from the top of the castle, also go on the old mile great shops and food.
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The Real Mary King's Close
#6 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Great one hour trip plenty information well given by great guide Loyd Fantasy to see this well done preserved heritage site Can only recommend for all to visit very unusual tour probably one of a kind Defiantly pu...
You will be guided around the site by very knowledgeable and interesting character guides who provide great entertainment during the tour.
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Inchcolm Abbey and Island South Queensferry
#7 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
A bit off the Royal Mile beaten path for some tourists, but a gorgeous boat ride, seal spotting, amazing views and photo ops of the bridges, and a fabulous tour and walk through history make Inchcolm Abbey a “must...
This island offers a boat ride in the Firth of Forth, a chance to visit the interesting ruins of an ancient abbey and--if you go when the birds are nesting or raising chicks--a fascinating and close-up view of 100...
Holyrood Park
#8 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
A unique oasis in the heart of the ancient city, Holyrood Park provides peace and respite from the bustles of city life, leisure and space for the active as well as magnificent views of the entire city; from the c...
You can take a walk on the hills, take a selfie with the birds near the lochs, there are glens and basalt cliffs from which you can also have a wonderful view around the city.
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
#9 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
The views are spectacular (the best views of Edinburgh in my opinion), the glass houses remarkable and fascinating, the rock garden a labyrinth of wonder - so many oases of delight within a city oasis.
An excellent day out ,wandering around the many gardens and taking in the views ,the glasshouses are wonderful with 100s of different flowers and plants giving you many beautiful sights and smells ,could be diffic...
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Gilmerton Cove
#10 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
I was privileged enough to be able to have a solo tour with Margaretanne - an excellent and extremely approachable guide with a wealth of accessible knowledge about the site and the many theories surrounding it -...
Our tour guide was really friendly and helpful and she provided lots of great info about this historic site.
Craigmillar Castle
#11 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
I enjoyed revisiting the scenes in my mind whilst walking around this amazing castle!!! Outlander aside.....this castle is immaculate, with great views from the top!
A wonderful piece of Scottish history and a fantastic castle with a great view of Edinburgh from the castle walls!
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Blackness Castle
#12 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Brilliant place with beautiful views across the fourth, staff are very helpful & friendly, the castle has so much to explore with plenty information boards, places to eat picnic outside weather depending, also can...
Great day out here - absolutely fabulous location right on the shores of the Firth of Forth with sweeping views over the river, down to the (now) three bridges and up river with wonderful sights of the surrounding...
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Calton Hill
#13 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Fun place to hang out with friends Fabulous views of Edinburgh inc of Arthurs Seat Great place to take a picnic & watch the sunset And maybe see the occasional kilted Scotsman walking his dog
A slight inclined hike up a paved road takes you to a national monument with a rich history, breathtaking views of the city, the ocean, and King Arthur’s Seat.
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Georgian House
#14 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
We was lucky to view this National Trust house as a free attraction last weekend whilst we was at the Edinburgh Christmas Market, the house is original and in keeping with the Georgian period, staff are friendly a...
This meticulously restored Georgian House was one of our favorite sights.
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Dean Village
#15 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Dean Village has lovely old buildings and cobbled streets.Very peaceful and a nice view of terraced gardens also.There is also a lovely Victorian Cemetery off of Dean Path.Opened in 1846, Dean Cemetery is built on...
The bonus was getting away from the thousands of people crammed onto the Royal Mile! Peaceful, beautiful views and perfect photography spot.
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Greyfriars Kirkyard
#16 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
A lovely site that has some amazing memorials and an overall serene and peaceful atmosphere.
Awesome views of Edinburgh, with lots of interesting stories throughout
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Forth Road Bridge South Queensferry
#17 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Brilliant for a free walk with spectacular views of the Forth Rail Bridge, Queensferry and it’s new crossing and the wider area of Fife, perfect for a stroll ‍️
Walk or cycle across and enjoy the view to the east (the finest bridge, ever, anywhere!!) or the west (the fab new Q'ferry Crossing) and at the north side walk down to the harbour for a view of all three bridges.
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Palace of Holyroodhouse
#18 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Drops very close by Palace amazing , great tour around , and after coming outside the views over Holyrood Park is amazing such great scenery Would definitely recommend
Lovely place to visit, lots of rooms to view staff very friendly, enjoyed seeing the Queens Dresses on display when we visited, lovely cafe yummy cheese scones, flowers in the gardens were getting past there best,...
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Castle Rock
#19 of 218 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...
wow this natural wonder took my breath away such an outstanding view from Princes st one of my top 3 favourite iconic historical landmarks in Edinburgh.
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Holyrood Abbey
#20 of 218 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.
A wonderful, well-maintained site of great importance in Scottish history, especially relating to Mary Queen of Scots and James VI/I.
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Water of Leith Walkway
#21 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
You can walk short sections or go the whole way - really enjoyable following the flowing river in peace and quiet and admiring unique views.
taking the footpath along the water of leith you find lots of cosy cafes and unique shops as well and stunning views only can be seen on foot and its good exercise to
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Hopetoun House South Queensferry
#22 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Spectacular setting with superb views of the Forth estuary and bridges (best seen from the roof terrace) Incredible 17th & 18th century architecture and magnificent collections of furniture, art and interior desig...
You must go to the roof terrace and get the perfect view of the Forth Road , Rail and New bridges ( World Class) On a food note the Cullen Skink is delicious.
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St Giles' Cathedral
#23 of 218 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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Tynecastle Park
#24 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Much better now with a fantastic new Main Stand great views of the pitch and lots of food outlets now New Club shop which is way better than the old one with great new offerings.
This suite provides seating next to the Directors Box in the main stand and the best view of the game you will find anywhere.
Greyfriars Kirk
#25 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Dating from 1620, the church sits on the site of a Franciscan monastery garden and now is the location for elaborate tombs and memorials.
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...
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New Town
#26 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Most famous street is Princes Street, which also is main shopping street in the city and offers magnificent views to Old Town and especially Castle.
The New Town of Edinburgh is the central area of Edinburgh and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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St. Mary's Cathedral
#27 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
This cathedral was beautiful, historic and very welcoming, entry is based on donation so please help support these historic sites when you visit
Scott Monument
#28 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
I loved the Scott Monument, it was super authentic and gothic and I love spiral staircases, the view from the top was amazing too!
The Scott monument is a must,the views are great and the architecture is superb,the steps to the top on the other hand are very steep and really narrow at the top,but a must see for anybody visiting Edinburgh
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Grassmarket
#29 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
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.
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...
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Cramond Village
#30 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Walk across the sands over the tidal causeway at low tide to the magical remote Cramond Island for fantastic full on views of the three Forth Bridges to the west (UNESCO World Heritage Site - Forth Rail Bridge, Fo...
Beautiful place with footpaths and a beautiful view on the three bridges of Queensferry.
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