Edinburgh Things to Do

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  • 26. Dynamic Earth

    4 out of 5 stars

    Near the Scottish Parliament there is another controversial new building called Our Dynamic Earth, which describes itself simply as a "visitor attraction" but seems to be a modern interactive museum...

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  • 27. The People's Story Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    During our visit to Edinburgh I was amazed at how many museums and galleries are absolutely free to visit, without any admission charges. And I was grateful that I'd done my homework on VT and other...

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  • 28. Shopping

    On Sundays there is an indoor market, - a car boot sale - at the Omni Centre. This is on Leith Walk, just abover the main roundabout, opposite John Lewis departnet store. Cross over on the lights just...

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  • 29. New Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The name of New Town may lead to a mistake since we are talking about an expansion that was made in the city on the XVIII century Moving away from the urbanistic chaos of the Old town, which was a...

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  • 30. Hogmanay

    This year (2008) the Tochlight Procession on December 29 was probably the most spectacular event of the Hogmanay. It seems like this show has very few to do with Scotish history or tradtions, but...

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  • 31. Museum of Childhood

    4 out of 5 stars

    In Hyndland''s Close on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, which runs between the castle and Holyrood Palace, my wife and I visited the Museum of Childhood. We expected to have a quiet look around but parents...

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  • 32. Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Another of these places I've been past a thousand times and never gone in. Well, in December 08 I righted a wrong and went in. It's free, so that's a good start. We only had 30 minutes to spend, but...

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  • 33. Dungeon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Edinburgh Dungeons is a good way to spend part of the day particularly if its a rainny day(rain in Scotland who would think lol). The dungeons are underground and are supposed to tell the story of...

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  • 34. Canongate

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A real standout feature of the Royal Mile is the clock of the Canongate Tolbooth. It was built in 1591 as a tolbooth for the then separate district of Canongate - a tolbooth being a combined gaol,...

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  • 35. The Writer's Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The museum is housed within the 17th century, Lady Stair's House which is just off the Lawnmarket. The museum is dedicated to the lives and works ofthree of Scotland's most well known writers. They...

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  • 36. Whiskey

    I am not normally a spirits drinker and on the odd occasion when I do indulge, whisky would be well down the pecking order in my choice of preferred tipple. However, when I attended a (Scottish)...

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  • 37. Churches

    How times change. In 1697 a young student was walking past Tron Church when he remarked that he wished he were in hell so that it may warm him on a cold night after drinking with his classmates. He...

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  • 38. Isle of Skye

    Isle of Skye. You feel small in a countryside like this. Hiking is the best way to experience Skye. But you need good equipment though the weather changes quite fast, here at the Atlantic Ocean, in...

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  • 39. Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle

    Yes, I have mentioned before about how touristy this place is but it still remains a beautiful spot. There are many other Lochs in Scotland that are more scenic, more remote and less touristy but if...

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  • 40. Flower Clock

    If you enter West Princes Street Gardens from the Mound you will pass a floral clock. There is a new design of the clock every year and about 20 000 plants are used. The floral clock was first created...

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  • 41. Cathedrals

    "The Millennium Window" was the first work in stained glass undertaken by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. The work was executed by the Edinburgh company, Phoenix Glass. The entire composition comprises of a...

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  • 42. Grassmarket/Victoria Street

    The bars and restaurants of Grassmarket start at the curve of Victoria Street and stretch along a wide pedestrianised street on the north side of the castle. Looking at all beautifully renovated...

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  • 43. Leith Artists Circle

    The no of artists in the former burgh of Leith is flourishing into a right little Bohemian latin Quarter. >it is quaint,quirky and loads of fun with a highly developed cafe culture ,lots of live...

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  • 44. Pitlochry

    Pitlochry. A good place to start your trips through Central Scotland. The city offers almost everything you are looking for when travelling. A lot of interesting sights, good pubs, distilleries, the...

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