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Nelson Monument

Nelson Monument (Calton Hill, Edinburgh) – looking like a tall stone telescope from afar, this is a monument for Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This monument contains a time ball which is dropped daily at 1:00 pm. The top of the monument provides visitors with views of the […]

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National War Museum

National War Museum (Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh) – located within Edinburgh Castle, visitors can learn more life for Scots at war from the field of battle to the Home Front. Visitors can also learn about the courage of Scots men and women in wartime, discover war stories and Scottish military life from weapons to the […]

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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland (Chambers Street, Edinburgh) – visitors can explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at this museum. One ongoing exhibit here is “Mammoths of the Ice Age” (providing visitors with details on the lives of these prehistoric […]

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Museum on the Mound

Museum on the Mound (The Mound, Edinburgh) — opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all feature in the story of money. Money matters to all of us – it is part of our daily lives. […]

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Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh (Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh) — this is the “go to” place for learning more about the history of the Scottish capital from the earliest times to the present. Visitors can admire the silverware – work produced by metalworkers called hammermen whose craft guild owned part of this building in […]

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Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood (42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh) – this museum is a fun day out for the whole family. Visiting youth can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults can enjoy a trip down memory lane. Youngsters and adults can learn about […]

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Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle (2a Cramond Road South, Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh) — this 16th century tower house of Lauriston Castle looks over the Firth of Forth from its beautiful manicured gardens, which include the Japanese garden and several croquet courts. A wide range of art and craft workshops, living history events and lectures take place throughout the […]

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle (Castle Hill, Edinburgh) — Perched high above the capital, this is Scotland’s most important and famous castle. There has been a castle here since the 11th century and today’s castle is a mix of military barracks, palace, fortress and war memorial. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the […]

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Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre (Culloden Moor, Inverness, Highland) – located nearly 3 hours north of Edinburgh (via route A9), this site was the last full-scale battle to be fought in Scotland (April 1746), when Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army were defeated by English government troops, ending any hope of restoring the Royal House […]

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City Art Centre

City Art Centre (2 Market Street, Edinburgh) – this gallery has a busy program of exhibitions which change regularly to suit the interests of its visitors. Visitors come to see favorites from the City’s nationally recognized collection of Scottish art; new work from local or international artists or exhibitions from other countries. Exhibitions shown here […]