Edinburgh Attractions

EDINBURGH CASTLE
Perched high on an extinct volcanic outcrop, Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital’s skyline with stunning views across the World Heritage listed Old and New Towns, and out to the Firth of Forth.
NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
The National War Museum of Scotland explores the Scottish experience of war and military service over the last 400 years.

CAMERA OBSCURA EDINBURGH
Visit Edinburgh Camera Obscura and World of Illusions where seeing is not believing! There are five great attractions in one visit.


GLADSTONE’S LAND
Gladstone’s Land was the home of a prosperous Edinburgh merchant, Thomas Gledstanes, in the 17th century. But Gledstanes also let out parts of the building to different tenants.

THE WRITERS’ MUSEUM (< 1 MILE)*
The Writers’ Museum has significant collections relating to the lives and works of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.


NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND
The Museum houses an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings and prints by the greatest artists from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism which is shown alongside the national connection of Scottish art.
ROYAL MUSEUM
The Royal Museum houses outstanding international collections reflecting the diversity of life on earth and the ingenuity of humankind. Explore this magnificent Victorian building, distinguished by its soaring glass-topped roof.
MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
This striking new landmark presents, for the first time, the history of Scotland – its people and their achievements. Travel through time, as the stunning series of galleries take you on a journey from Scotland’s geological beginnings to present day.
ST GILES CATHEDRAL
When you walk through the door of St Giles’ Cathedral, you are entering one of the most historic and romantic buildings in Scotland. Founded in the 1100s, this church has witnessed executions, riots and celebrations.

EDINBURGH CITY ART CENTRE
The City Art Centre is home to Edinburgh’s fine art collection, comprising some 4,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photographs.

SCOTT MONUMENT
The Scott Monument is 200 ft. 6in high and 55ft square at the base; the highest gallery is reached by climbing a total of 287 steps. It is constructed of Binnie stone, taken from shale workings near Linlithgow.
EDINBURGH DUNGEON
Situated right next door to Waverley Station visitors will encounter a host of infamous Scottish villains like murders Burke and Hare and their best customer, Dr. Robert Knox.

JOHN KNOX HOUSE
John Knox House has been the outstanding building in Edinburgh’s historic Netherbow for over five hundred years.



MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
The Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh is a favourite with adults and children alike – it is a treasure house, crammed full of objects telling of childhood, past and present.


GEORGIAN HOUSE (EDINBURGH)
The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam’s masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape from the cramped, squalid conditions of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
A unique visual history of Scotland told through the portraits of those who shaped it, including such luminaries as Mary, Queen of Scots, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott right up to Jimmy Shand and Sean Connery.
THE PEOPLE’S STORY
Situated in the Canongate Tolbooth this museum was opened in 1989. It tells of the life and work of Edinburgh’s ordinary people from the late 18th century to the present day.


PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat.

DYNAMIC EARTH
Our Dynamic Earth is the most amazing adventure of all time. It’s a fantastic journey of discovery that will take you from the very beginning of time to the unknown future of the planet we call home.

ROBERT GRAHAM WHISKY SHOP
In store Whisky tastings are conducted everyday and private tutored tastings can be arranged.



THE BEEHIVE INN – THE GRASSMARKET
A historical 16th-Century inn in the heart of the Old Town. The Beehive Inn still has links to the past and is now a fine pub and restaurant with function room and a beer garden.