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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

Calton Hill Tips (5)

In memory of Saint Wolodymyr......who?

No disrespect intended to the citizens of the Ukraine. The plaque in the photograph commemorates a 1000 years of Christianity in the Ukraine.988 - 1988Saint Wolodymyr the Great - Ruler of Ukraine.1000...
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gordonilla
Jul 30, 2005

Calton Hill (III)

The Royal Observatory is also on Calton Hill, some of which dates from the 1700's. It's a mish-mash of buildings, fitting to the mish-mash of structures on this hill.There are other monuments up here...
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steventilly
Jan 02, 2003

Calton Hill

Calton Hill lies at the east end of Princes Street (roughly speaking). It's something of an odd place. It's like a "monument dumping ground", full of monuments to this, that and the other, with no...
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steventilly
Jan 02, 2003

Old cemetary

The Old Calton Burial Ground has some famous people buried there.Next to the gate is a sign with their names.Among them David Hume, the philosopher.There is an obelisk from 1844 commerating Thomas...
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tompt
Nov 20, 2002

Calton Hill (II)

Also on Calton Hill is the National Monument - built in 1822 and never completed it is modelled on the Parthenon. It gives Calton Hill the nickname of AThens Of The North.
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Jan 02, 2003
 
 
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Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is a beautiful Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is quite dirty, unfortunately it was decided cleaning the monument may damage it, so it has been...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the entire city of Edinburgh from its perch high up on castle rock. We thought it looked beautiful in the recent snow. It looks quite different from its far side so it is...
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Mons Meg - Edinburgh Castle

In 1457, King James II was presented with two massive siege guns, one blew up in use, and the other is still to be seen on display at Edinburgh Castle. Made in Mons in Belgium it fired missiles...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle has lots to see and takes a lot of time to see it all. There are plenty of free Toilets and they haven't forgotten you many get hungry and thirsty. Located in the old Cart Sheds...
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National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is housed in a superb building...at least, the old part of it is superb (the part which was, until fairly recently, the 'Royal Museum'). I wasn't very taken with the...
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Museum on the Mound

In 2006 the Museum on the Mound first opened its doors to the public.....and it is FREE !!! This fascinating museum is all about money and more. You can see how the money was designed, the technology...
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