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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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Gastropub
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“Rustic-chic gastropub in Stockbridge with a Modern Scottish menu, draught and bottled beers, and whiskies galore. Owner is the British famous & Michelin chef Tom Kitchin. Eat here to taste his food without paying the high prices of his fine dining restaurants. ”
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Bar
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“Very nice setting & dining experience. It has multiple restaurants options. Check out its website for details. Booking essential. ”
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Theater
“Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts. Its capacity is 3,059, making it the UK's largest working non-sporting theatre in terms of audience capacity. The theatre opened in 1929 as a super-cinema, and was modelled on the Roxy Cinema in New York. It is used as a venue for both the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe each August”
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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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Pub
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“Shabby chic in style, this popular bar is relaxed and serves a wide variety of drinks as well as food. - Elm Row SPECIAL DIETS Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options MEALS Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks CUISINES Bar, European, Pub FEATURES Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible”
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Speakeasy
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“Very, very cool. In a basement, behind a secret door - all part of the charm.”
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Café
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“The Roseleaf, 22-23 Sandport Street, EH6 6EW. Really friendly, quirky bar and eatery, serving throughout the day-brunch to dinner. The food is very tasty and they are famous for their ‘pot tails’ (cocktails served in vintage teapots) and homemade spicy ginger beer. ”
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Movie Theater
“Screen 1 is wonderful. Loads of leg room and comfortable. Other screens much less comfortable. It's the local "independent" cinema.”
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Gastropub
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“Bustling, richly-decorated corner brasserie/bar with a range of craft beers plus Sunday brunch. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“A must visit for Harry Potter Fans, JK Rowling came here to write some of her books ”
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