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“At the center of Scottish life for more than nine hundred years,Edinburgh Castle was one of the strongest fortresses in the kingdom.It has served as a royal palace arsenal ,gun foundry,state prison,a place of safe-keeping for the state Record and Crown Jewels,and more recently as an infantry barracks with accommodation for over a thousand solider”
  • 679 locals recommend
Mountain
“Arthur's Seat, can be easily accessed from the flat. A 10 minute walk takes you to Hollyrood Park where you can pick from easy to more tricky walks to the top. The views are stunning!”
  • 902 locals recommend
Museum
“I’ll With over 20,000 objects bringing together the his together the history of Scotland the wonders of nature and diverse cultures,game-changing scientific breakthroughs and exquisite art ,design and fashion from across the centuries,there’s plenty to discover at the National Museum of Scotland ”
  • 573 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading Botanic Gardens .Visitor can discover the Garden’s fascinating history dating back 350 years,learn about its planting and walk around 70 acres of beautiful landscape .”
  • 568 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great art gallery with nice cafe. The Dean Gallery is across the road and there’s an Antony Gormley statue.”
  • 344 locals recommend
Park
“A great park just south of our flat, very popular in the summer when it is warm. There are play parks, quidditch matches, pitch and put and a few bars nearby.”
  • 327 locals recommend
Park
“You can see Calton Hill from the kitchen window. It’s a short steep climb but completely worth it for the amazing views over the city and the added bonus of the Observatory and a fine restaurant (booking advised). ”
  • 280 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of high street shops including M&S, Zara, Frasers, Boots, Superdrug. Also good place to pick up souvenirs at tourist”
  • 211 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“15 minutes away by bus this iconic building is a must for culture vultures! Come face to face with the people who shaped Scotland's past, present and future! Free admission.”
  • 214 locals recommend
Park
“This is a fantastic space right down the road from our flat. (take a left out of the door and walk down the hill past the small roundabout, then up the hill slightly, keep an eye out for a small gate on the left, that will take you down into the gardens) It is a beautiful park in its own right, and also a great shortcut to Princes Street and beyond. It used to be my walk to work in the morning!”
  • 164 locals recommend
Palace
“Official site for the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland”
  • 191 locals recommend
Garden
“Nice to go for ice cream in the summertime and if you're brave, to swim as well!”
  • 195 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A modern gastropub opened by Michelin star restaurant The Kitchin offering menus showcasing Scottish Food. We personally have not been there but have heard amazing things about it!”
  • 197 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Long-standing tower with five floors showcasing hands-on exhibits of whimsical optical illusions. Best rooftop views of the city and an impressive display of genuine Victorian-era technology. ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. ”
  • 207 locals recommend
Palace
“Official site for the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland”
  • 109 locals recommend