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Edinburgh Attractions

There are so many things to see and do in Scotland’s capital city, that one visit is never enough! We have listed below a range of Edinburgh Attractions worth visiting.

Edinburgh Castle: http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/

Our iconic Castle is probably the most visited Edinburgh attraction and is synonymous with the city, with it’s towering presence it is seen from almost anywhere within the city. It dominates the centre of town perched high in the rocks above Princes street. A visit to Edinburgh is not complete without a visit to the Castle. You can simply wonder round the exterior, or better still explore inside. Here you can visit the Great Hall, see the Crown Jewels, and visit the National War Museum. A great day out for all ages.

Palace of Holyroodhouse: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/palaceofholyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. It is one of the most popular of the Edinburgh attractions listed and is situated at the end of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, across from the Scottish Parliament buildings, and beside Holyrood Park. You can visit the State Apartments as well as see the Historic Chambers that were once home to Mary Queen of Scots.

Mary King’s Close: http://www.realmarykingsclose.com/

The Real Mary King’s Close is a warren of underground streets which lie just off the Royal Mile in the heart of the city. In the 1600′s it was part of Edinburgh busy and vibrant streets, full of traders selling their wares. Definitely worth a visit to find out why some 400 years later these streets, and others are now underground….

Dynamic Earth: http://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/

Dynamic Earth site at the end of the Royal Mile, near to the Scottish Parliament buildings. Here you are taken on a journey through our planet’s past, present and future. Along the way there are many interactive exhibits using some of the latest technology. It starts with the Big Bang and follows it through evolution. This is a super family day out.

National Museum of Scotland: http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum.aspx

The National Museum of Scotland has just recently re-opened after undergoing a major refurbishment. It now houses over 20,000 exhibits which are spread across 36 galleries. They will constantly have changing exhibitions on throughout the year. They have interactive exhibits for all ages, and admission is free. It can take you several days to visit the whole museum, so plenty to see and it is one of the popular Edinburgh attractions listed to visit in all types of weather conditions.

There are too many Edinburgh attractions for us to list, but click on this link to find out more about what you can see and do during your visit to Edinburgh: http://www.edinburgh.org/see-do/attractions/