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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
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Royal Edinburgh History Experience
"Tread the route of royals past and present – and let your expert guide unlock the history of this ancient seat of power. Discover the hidden history of the Canongate and the glorious Palace of Holyroodhouse. Discover an approach to the palace that escapes the notice of history books and bus tours. As you walk down the quiet closes of the Canongate your expert guide will show you a different side of the royal c engaging detail. Here rebellious Jacobites clattered over the cobbles led by a proud Bonnie Prince Charlie. And Deacon Brodie led his dual life as locksmith and thief immortalised by Robert Louis Stevenson. In the hands of your gifted storyteller
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Scottish Parliament Building Tips (23)

Scottish Parliament

As I was coming down to the lower end of Royal Mile I saw this futuristic ultra-modern building. It is the Scottish Parliament that officially opened in 2004 (yes Queen Elizabeth was there) but many...
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mindcrime
Jan 30, 2016

10-40 MILLION, BUT ENDED UP AT 414 MILLION POUNDS

Firstly I apologize for the poor photos but will be adding better ones in the coming days.The Scottish Parliament building was opened officially by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 9th October 2004....
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davidjo
Jul 07, 2015

Was it worth waiting for?

On 12th May 1999, after a wait of 292 years, Scotland once again had its own Parliament, but it took another 5 years for the brand spanking new Parliament Building to be officially opened.From start...
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EasyMalc
Apr 02, 2015

Scottish Parliament Building

I like bad architecture. I like buildings others would rather have torn down, like the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw and the Tour Montparnasse in Paris. I like crazy architecture too. I love...
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antistar
Nov 01, 2014

Scottish Parliament

In 2004, after a gap of 297 years during which the British Parliament governed Scotland, Scotland had once again its own parliament. It is now housed at the foot of the Royal Mile close to the Queen's...
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Drever
Jan 29, 2014

The Scottish Parliament

Also at the lower end of the Royal Mile there are several quite controversial buildings which have recently been built to house the Scottish Parliament.This is the new parliament that was created...
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Nemorino
Jan 27, 2012

Parliament

Opposite the Place is the Scottish Parliament, Modern and having an interest in Geo Politics, the fact that during the past few days, Scottish Parliament has been in the news , means that the memories...
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kenHuocj
Feb 08, 2011

Parliament

The new Parliament building was open for public viewing for a meeting regarding educational reform so I sat in the gallery and watched things happen for about an hour.Nice building and it's always fun...
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Peterodl
Nov 20, 2009

Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament came into being after a referendum in September 1997 but it wasn't until 2004 that the new parliament building finally opened, just across the road from the Holyrood Palace,...
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kit_mc
Apr 05, 2008

Scottish Parliament

I've not been inside the Scottish Parliament building so I can't offer an opinion about a visit -- it was opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 in 2004 -- initial cost estimates in 1997 were between 10 and 40...
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Ben-UK
Mar 22, 2008

Scottish Parliament

Lots of ill-informed people see this stunning set of buildings as a huge money pit but having read up on the finances, I can see how the totally unrealistic budget of £50m rose to over 400. The...
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clivedinburgh
Mar 22, 2008

Relax Outside the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament looks really good although probably not worth the millions spend on it. Anyway, there is a nice green area with some ponds in front of it which is great for relaxing on a hot...
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monkeytrousers
Apr 16, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Scottish Parliament Building

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Dynamic Earth

Below is the sculpture that is near the entrance to one of the top attractions in Edinburgh, Dynamic Earth. You will be taken on a journey through time, and through a series of interactive exhibits...
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People's Story Museum

No Society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. Adam Smith Oh we all like big Art Galleries or impressive castles and palaces but...
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Museum of Edinburgh

Opposite the Canongate Kirk is the Museum of Edinburgh. Unfortunately the last museum I visited in Edinburgh was somewhat a disappointing choice for me (hopefully it’s at the end of Royal Mile so many...
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National Monument - Calton Hill

The National Monument is the memorial for the Scottish Soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. The inscription says A MEMORIAL OF THE PAST AND AN INCENTIVE TO THE FUTURE FOR THE...
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Calton Hill

No, we are in Edinburgh, Scotland, yet there on Calton Hill is an Athenian acropolis. It is very similar to the Parthenon in Athens as it was meant to be a replica of it, sadly this national...
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Carson Clark Gallery

I do have this thing about Antique Maps... just love them. We found this place in Cannongate: The Carson Clark Gallery Situated in the cultural centre of the Old Town on the Royal Mile, this...
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Getting to Scottish Parliament Building

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  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 18:30
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 18:30
  • Thursday 09:00 to 18:30
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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