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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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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
You will be guided around the site by very knowledgeable and interesting character guides who provide great entertainment during the tour.
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...
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Castle Rock
#17 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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Greyfriars Kirkyard
#18 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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Holyrood Abbey
#21 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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St Giles' Cathedral
#22 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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Greyfriars Kirk
#24 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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Grassmarket
#28 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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Greyfriars Bobby
#31 of 218 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...
... can understand whats it all about i watched the movie when i was younger to actually see it was fantastic ..... the wind coming down that street was a wee bit cold overall the city has some amazing sites to see
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Gladstone's Land
#32 of 218 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 218 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
#38 of 218 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
John Knox House Museum
#42 of 218 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 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
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Royal Mile Market
#49 of 218 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.
Me and my friends were able to enjoy the "1-Hour Ghost & Torture Tour" which gave us a good view on how people lived before in Edinburgh (if you are a History Buff then you will love all the information that the t...
North Bridge
#53 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
From the bridge you have a great view of the city as well as the big Waverly train station.
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.
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Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
#55 of 218 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!
It is also the remarkable site for the Edinburgh Military tattoo A must if you are visiting Edinburgh
Castlehill
#58 of 218 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
#59 of 218 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
#62 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Located in Edinburgh Castle, you can view the Roll of Honor in the Museum.
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Mons Meg
#68 of 218 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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William Wallace Statue
#69 of 218 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
George Heriot's School
#73 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
View of the castle superb ,one o'clock gun a surprise, memory lane was worth The trip.
Therefore the view on the streets plenty fine to appreciate its much mentioned Hogwarts style grandeur.
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Estatua David Hume
#76 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Advocate's Close
#78 of 218 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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Cannongate Tolbooth
#83 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
Edinburgh City Chambers
#87 of 218 Sights & Landmarks in Edinburgh
On leaving we had a grand view towards Mercat Cross through the arches.
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