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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Experience fascinating 360 degree panoramic views over the city of Edinburgh from the mysterious Victorian rooftop chamber, Camera Obscura. Explore and enjoy...

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Observatories & Planetariums
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

With two tricky escape games to choose from and just sixty minutes on the clock, gather a team and see if you have the combined mental strength to find your ...

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Escape Games
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

This natural heritage park boats stunning views of the surrounding city as well as large aeras of well preserved grassland and woodland. Being a fantastic ar...

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Parks
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Known as Edinburgh's "other castle", Craigmillar Castle's ruins remain to this day and is home to an array of intersting areas to explore. From the stunning ...

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Castles
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Edinburgh is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, boasting ...

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Visitor Centres
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

For anyone looking to appreciate modern art, look no further. Situated in the centre of the city, Dovecot Gallery is home to a number of contemporary exhibit...

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Art Galleries
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Thanks to the dedication of Drs Andrew and Nancy Neil, this stunning garden has been the place of inspiration for many. Located between the lower slopes of A...

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Gardens
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  Built and laid out in the style of a 17th century garden, Dunbar's Close Garden makes for the perfect break from the bustle of the city. 

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Gardens
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

For anyone wanting to see as much of the city as possible, then an Edinburgh bus tour is perfect. With a variety of tour packages available, whether you want...

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Bus Tours
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city's skyline and is the most visited of Scotland's historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning v...

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Castles
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

For all gin lovers, Edinburgh Gin Distillery offers guided tours and tastings showing how they make their unique blends. With a variety of different tour pac...

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Food Tours
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

A great adventure destination for the whole family, the EICA (Edinburgh International Climbing Arena) is Europe’s largest indoor climbing arena and is ...

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Sports Complexes
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo is Scotland's most popular wildlife attraction with over a thousand animals, including Amur tigers, Indian rhinos, as well as the UK's only koa...

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Zoos
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

With sixty minutes on the clock you and your friends are challenged to steal the world's biggest diamond and escape. Do you think you have what it takes to s...

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Escape Games
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Get ready to try and break out! grab a team and see if you can solve all the hidden clues and challenges to find the key and escape. Do you think you have wh...

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Escape Games
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Do you have what it takes to escape? With three different yet frighteningly fun escape games, gather a team, put your minds to the test and see if you can wo...

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Escape Games
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

This indoor playcentre has tonnes of softplay activities and equipment suitable for all young children. With colourful slides, ball pits, a multi-levelled so...

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Playgrounds
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Gladstone's Land is the house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes. This 17th-century style home showcases high-rise living at the time an...

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Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Gorgie, Edinburgh

Cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry can all be found here as well as small pet animals. Because of our size, children can get really close to the animals, ...

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Other Ranches & Farms
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  Located in the centre of Edinburgh, Greyfriars Kirk is a building of great historical significance to the city. This building is certainly more than ...

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Churches & Cathedrals
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Nestled within the heart of Edinburgh, and situated right next to the Royal Botanical Gardens, this park has a variety of facilities including sports pitches...

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Parks
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

This 16th century tower house remains the same as when it belonged to its last private owner in 1926. The castle itself has a fascinating history from its or...

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Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  Think that you and your friends have the ingenuity to find your way out of a locked room? With different escape games to choose from, put your mind t...

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Escape Games
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

For all your dry skiing and snowbaording needs, look no further than the Midlothian Snowsports Centre. Housing the longest dry ski slope in Europe, whet...

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Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  The Museum of Childhood has something to interest the whole family. With a variety of exhibitions, the collection of older toys will spark the memori...

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Speciality Museums
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Discover the history of Edinburgh from ancient times to the present day! With a wide vairety of exhibitions showcasing development of the city from the skill...

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History Museums
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

For anyone interested in the history of money then look no further than the Museum on the Mount. Home to a variety of different, exciting exhibitions all cen...

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History Museums
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Old Town, Edinburgh

Fresh from a £47 million redevelopment, the National Museum of Scotland houses a spectacular array of over 20,000 fascinating artefacts. The magnificen...

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Speciality Museums
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, the National War Museum tells the story of battles lost and won through military artefacts and personal treasures. Ove...

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Military Museums
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  Erected in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson after his death at the battle of Trafalgar, plans were laid for this monument before his body had even made ...

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Monuments & Statues
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The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is the Queen's official residence in Scotland. Founded in 1128 as a monastery, the palace has been home to Mary, Que...

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Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  Discover Lothian's stunning landscape by taking a walk through Pentland Hills Regional Park. Home to a variety of flora and fauna as well as many dry...

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Parks
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

For all Gin Lovers, Pickering's Gin offers tours of the distillery to see how a batch of thier signiture blend is made. See how their gin goes from conceptio...

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Food Tours
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  Situated in the centre of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site, Princes Street Gardens are a beautiful centre of greenry within this historic city. The ga...

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Parks
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  This museum covers the history of Queensferry and Dalmeny, focussing on local traditions, the chartered ferries and local industry. The museum itself...

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History Museums
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Amongst 72 beautiful acres, The Royal Botanic Gardens offers its visitors a vast collection of plants, in the most peaceful of environments. Founded in the 1...

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Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  With different events and exhibitions showcased throughout the year, the RSA is the perfect venue to appreciate a variety of different styles of art....

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Art Galleries
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Whether you are a seasoned whisky-lover or completley unaware of its charms, the Scotch whisky tour provides the perfect oppurtunity to get to know this drin...

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Food Tours
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

At over 200 feet high, this spectacular marble structure towers in the Edinburgh Skyline and boasts spectacular views from the top. If you can make it up all...

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Monuments & Statues
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery is home to a wide range of fine art pieces and exhibitions. Host to a variety of different c...

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Art Galleries
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  With a growing collection of contemporary and modern art, the two buldings of the Scottish National gallery of Modern Art are home to a variety of di...

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Art Galleries
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international art and, with a lively ...

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Art Galleries
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

The Scottish parliament building is open to all and has a huge variety of activites and events to see and do. On business days there is the oppurtunity to se...

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Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Founded in 1124 by either King Alexander I or his succesor David I and named for the seventh century Greek Hermit and patron saint of Edinburgh, St Giles, th...

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Churches & Cathedrals
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ready for a spooktacular tour through Old Town? The Cadies Witchery tours offer a frighteningly fun look around the streets of Edinburgh, hosted by the resid...

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Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Dungeon depicts the darkest chapters of Scottish history. The Dungeon blends horror and humour to represent Scotland's bloody past. Note: Tou...

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Amusement & Theme Parks
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

This eighteenth century house built for Chief of the Clan Lamont, John Lamont, stands to this day and remains a fantastic example of Georgian-style architect...

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Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

The Hive is a night club in Edinburgh open 7 nights a week. Located between The Royal Mileand the Cowgate, just a short walk from Princes Street and Waverley...

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Bars & Clubs
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Gilmerton, Edinburgh

Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads After five years of work by Gi...

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Mysterious Sites
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  The People's Story Museum is unique in that it is a museum devoted to exploring the history of the ordinary people of Edinburgh. Those from all walks...

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Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

The Queen's Hall offers a wide range of events to tempt you all year round - classical, jazz, blues, pop, rock, world, folk and comedy. During the summer mo...

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Theatres
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Hidden deep beneath the Royal Mile, lies one of Edinburgh’s deepest secrets – the award-winning The Real Mary King’s Close. This warren of ...

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Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Performers from over 48 countries have taken part in the Tattoo, and around 30 per cent of the 220,000 audience each year are from overseas. Each year's...

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Theatres
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (ROE) is a Victorian astronomy centre, which offers visitors pre-booked tours and telescopic stargazing - as well as weekly l...

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Observatories & Planetariums
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Experience Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction. The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, ...

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Ships
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

When visiting Edinburgh and you are looking for a brilliant night out, look no further than The Stand Comedy Club - which is sure to leave you in stitches. T...

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Comedy Clubs
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  One of the most most stunning natural assets of Edinburgh, the Water of Leith is 24 miles of stunning views and a diverse range of flora and fauna wh...

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Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  Celebrating the lives of three influential Scottish writers, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns, the Writer's Museum tells the...

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History Museums
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

The Traverse, in Edinburgh, is Scotland's foremost theatre company dedicated to new writing. Founded in 1963, by  a group of passionate arts enthus...

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Theatre & Performances
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

When visiting Edinburgh and you are looking for something different to do, come to Wine Unearthed for Wine Tasting courses, which make for a fantastic days o...

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Wine Tours & Tastings
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

This indoor play centre makes the perfect day out for young children to enjoy. With slides and tonnes of tubing and soft play to climb and explore, there is ...

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Playgrounds
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh

This indoor play centre makes the perfect day out for young children to enjoy. Home to a variety of different activities, including slides, tonnes of tubing ...

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Playgrounds

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