Sights & Attractions in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Worth Noting

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Brass Rubbing Centre
No experience is necessary for you to make your own souvenirs...
Stores / Malls Old Town
 
Calton Hill
Robert Louis Stevenson's favorite view of his beloved city was...
Viewpoints New Town
 
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Want to view Edinburgh as Victorian travelers once did? Then...
Viewpoints Old Town
 
Canongate
This section of the Royal Mile takes its name from the canons...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old Town
 
Canongate Kirk
This unadorned building, built in 1688, is run by the Church...
Religious Sites Old Town
 
Canongate Tolbooth
Nearly every city and town in Scotland once had a tolbooth. Originally...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
 
Castlehill
In the late 16th century, alleged witches were brought to what...
Religious Sites Old Town
 
Charlotte Square
At the west end of George Street is the New Town's centerpiece—an...
Squares New Town
 
Duddingston
Tucked behind Arthur's Seat, and about an hour's walk from Princes...
Towns Old Town
 
Edinburgh Zoo
Children love to visit the some 1,000 animals that live in Edinburgh...
Zoos / Aquariums New Town
 
George IV Bridge
It's not immediately obvious that this is in fact a bridge, as...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Old Town
 
George Street
With its upscale shops and handsome Georgian frontages, this...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) New Town
 
Gladstone's Land
This narrow, six-story tenement, next to the Assembly Hall, is...
Houses / Mansions Old Town
 
Grassmarket
For centuries an agricultural marketplace, Grassmarket now is...
Squares Old Town
 
Lawnmarket
A corruption of "land market," Lawnmarket is the second of the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old Town
 
Moray Place
With its "pendants" of Ainslie Place and Randolph Crescent, Moray...
Squares New Town
 
The Mound
This rising street originated from the need for a dry-shod crossing...
Neighborhoods / Streets New Town
 
Museum of Childhood
Even adults tend to enjoy this cheerfully noisy museum—a cacophony...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
 
Museum of Edinburgh
A must-see if you're interested in the details of Old Town life...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
 
National Library of Scotland
Founded in 1689, the library has a superb collection of books...
Libraries Old Town
 
Parliament House
This was the seat of Scottish government until 1707, when the...
Government Buildings Old Town
 
Princes Street
The south side of this well-planned street is occupied by the...
Neighborhoods / Streets New Town
 
Register House
Scotland's first custom-built archives depository, Register House...
Libraries New Town
 
Royal Scottish Academy
Worth visiting for a look at the imposing, neoclassic architecture...
Museums / Galleries New Town
 
Scotch Whisky Experience
Transforming malted barley and spring water into one of Scotland's...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
 
Scottish Storytelling Centre
This arts center is housed in a modern building that manages...
Arts / Performance Venues Old Town
 
Waterloo Place
The fine neoclassical architecture on this street was designed...
Neighborhoods / Streets New Town
 
Writers' Museum
Down a close off Lawnmarket is the 1662 Lady Stair's House, a...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
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