Sights & Attractions in Edinburgh and the Lothians


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Name Category Location
Moored on the waterfront at Leith, Edinburgh's...
Nautical Sites Leith
Edinburgh Castle
The crowning glory of the Scottish capital,...
Castles / Palaces Old Town
Georgian House
The National Trust for Scotland has furnished...
Houses / Mansions New Town
High Kirk of St. Giles
Sometimes called St. Giles's Cathedral, this is...
Religious Sites Old Town
High Street
Some of Old Town's most impressive buildings and...
Religious Sites Old Town
John Knox House
It's not certain that Scotland's severe religious...
Houses / Mansions Old Town
Kirk of the Greyfriars
Greyfriars Church, built circa 1620 on the...
Religious Sites Old Town
National Gallery of Scotland
Opened to the public in 1859, the National...
Museums / Galleries New Town
National Museum of Scotland
This museum traces the country's fascinating...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
Our Dynamic Earth
Using state-of-the-art technology, the 11 theme...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Once the haunt of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the...
Castles / Palaces Old Town
Real Mary King's Close
Hidden beneath the City Chambers, this narrow,...
Ghost Town Old Town
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Britain's largest rhododendron and azalea gardens...
Gardens / Arboretums New Town
Scott Monument
What appears to be a Gothic cathedral spire...
Memorials / Monuments New Town
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
This handsome former school building, close to...
Museums / Galleries New Town
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
A magnificent red-sandstone Gothic building...
Museums / Galleries New Town
Scottish Parliament
Scotland's somewhat controversial Parliament...
Government Buildings Old Town


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