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Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour we cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions cloned sheep and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Highlights include:New Town
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Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
"Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Join this and hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During your tour you will cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile your guide Alan will lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP45.00
 
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh will be covered. Starting on the famous Royal Mile you will be lead through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP350.00

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Popular location for filming

Edinburgh has along history of being often at the centre of Scottish art and literary activity - in more modern times film and television have also become apart of the city and the area around it.

Many fictional characters have been turned in film and television. On a visit to Edinburgh I encountered this first hand! The photographs show the facilities available for the cast and crew of "Rebus" which concluded filming on Friday, 11 May 2007, for the coming series of the popular detective series. The stars had traliers and there was a selection of support vehicles and even a double decker bus which was in fact the crew cafe and eaterie.

So watch out, you never know when you may find yourself as an inadvertent extra to popular television!

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gordonilla
Jun 16, 2007

Getting annoyed at being taking as English

Being a UK citizen is great but most people are proud of their national identity be it English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish. It is therefore not a good idea to label the UK as England as it will cause offence to the celtic nations.

This comes to the fore at present with the World Cup and all the hype that surrounds it. Cadbury-Schweppes have jumped on the bandwagon and re-labelled all of their Mars Bars with Believe which has prompted an unofficial boycott of them in Scotland. There is some entertaining T shirts that have been produced to back this up.

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clivedinburgh
Jul 02, 2006

The little Poet who inspired a National Bard

Robert Fergusson was born in Edinburgh on 5th. September 1750 his parents were from Aberdeenshire. He won a school bursary to attend the Royal High School which included continuing his education at Dundee Grammer School & finally St. Andrews University. His Father died & he returned to Edinburgh to look after his Mother & Sister without his degree. He took up employment as a humble clerk with the grand wages of 1 penny per page. One of his poems "The farmer's ingle" inspired Robert Burns to write his "Cotter's Saturday night" Robert died in Bedlam hospital after suffering a fall he died a porper in 1774. Robert Burns paid for a Headstone to be erected in memory of Robert & said of him "My elder brother in muse & my elder brother in misfortune"
The statue can be seen outside Cannongate Kirk & the headstone in the Church Yard.

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scottishvisitor
Apr 26, 2006

The Millenium Clock - Royal Museum - Every Hour

On the hour this amazing giant clock comes to life amidst a cacophany of sounds, wirring and with every cog and gadgit moving! It last for a good 5 minutes, enough time to attract a big crown, enthralled!

Its quite amazing, for all its clever intricacy, but also, when you look in more detail, it is quite gruesome. Look at these figurines that rotate.

If you are in the vicinity - and you should be - have a look. Its on the ground floor, under the glass roof.

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Apr 30, 2004
 
 
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A man in a kilt!

This photo was taken in the late 1950s! If you are lucky you will run across men on High Street looking just the same in traditional dress!

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jgemini65
Aug 01, 2004

Deacon Brodie

Deacon Brodie has quite the name and reputation in Edinburgh.

I met him at the castle and he took quite the liking to me.......

do you know the story of Deacon Brodie?

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Kodi01
Jun 21, 2003

Top 5 Edinburgh Writers

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"Scotland's Capital City"
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"EDINBURGH, A PICTURESQUE CITY"
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National Museum of Scotland

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