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Best things to do in Edinburgh

Museum
“The National Museum of Scotland contains collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history, and the adjacent Royal Museum, with collections covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures.”
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Art Gallery
“Ten minutes walk from our AirBnB - Home to Scotland’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art.”
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Science Museum
“If you love to explore different views of camera and mirrors you must visit to Obscura. Its a part of castle been converted into camera obscura for travellers attraction. ”
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Art Gallery
“Another great free gallery. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is one of Edinburgh’s most remarkable buildings – a great red sandstone neo-gothic palace which sits proudly on the city’s skyline. The Gallery was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson as a shrine for Scotland’s heroes and heroines. It opened to the public in 1889 as the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery. An elaborate decorative scheme, both inside and out, with its glittering friezes, evocative murals and extensive sculptural embellishment, make it a very special experience.”
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Boat or Ferry
“Yacht was inaugurated by The Queen. Its open for public view. Very nice view of Edinburgh Ocean Terminal and shore. ”
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Boat or Ferry
“The Royal Yacht Britannia - former royal yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in service from 1954 until 1997.”
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Science Museum
“Close to the centre, good for anyone with a natural sciences interest, also has a small soft play. Close to the parliament. ”
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General Entertainment
“Edinburgh has some of the creepiest dungeon and tunnel networks imaginable. It's certainly an interesting experience!”
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Museum
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“Fancy a glass? The Scotch Whiskey experience takes you through the history of whiskey in Scotland in the museum and finishes with a shop full of the best whiskeys' Scotland offers!”
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Museum
“Want to see the weird and wonderful history of medicine in its birthplace? Come to the Surgeons hall museum! ”
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Art Gallery
“For art lovers. Think this is for more local artists showcasing their work. ”
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History Museum
“The Museum of Edinburgh, formerly known as Huntly House Museum, is a museum in Edinburgh, Scotland, housing a collection relating to the town's origins, history and legends”
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Art Gallery
“Beautiful paintings in the heart of Edinburgh. Free entrance to regular exhibitions. ”
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Museum
“An amazing Victorian building with a huge, beautiful hall and lots of interesting things to see. Bring lots of time or, as it's free, nip in and out at your leisure : )”
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Art Gallery
“Vibrant arts centre in the historic Drill Hall in Leith with studios+café+performances+meetings+exhibitions+markets and all that jazz.”
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Art Gallery
“You can get a bus from here to almost anywhere in town. Lots of bars and restaurants in this area too. ”
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