Sights & Attractions in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Things to Do in Old Town

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Brass Rubbing Centre
No experience is necessary for you to make your own souvenirs...
Stores / Malls Old 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
 
Duddingston
Tucked behind Arthur's Seat, and about an hour's walk from Princes...
Towns Old Town
 
Edinburgh Castle
The crowning glory of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Castle...
Castles / Palaces Old Town
 
Fruitmarket Gallery
This contemporary art gallery behind Waverley Station showcases...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
 
George IV Bridge
It's not immediately obvious that this is in fact a bridge, as...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Old 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
 
High Kirk of St. Giles
Sometimes called St. Giles's Cathedral, this is one of the city's...
Religious Sites Old Town
 
High Street
Some of Old Town's most impressive buildings and sights are on...
Religious Sites Old Town
 
John Knox House
It's not certain that Scotland's severe religious reformer John...
Houses / Mansions Old Town
 
Kirk of the Greyfriars
Greyfriars Church, built circa 1620 on the site of a medieval...
Religious Sites Old Town
 
Lawnmarket
A corruption of "land market," Lawnmarket is the second of the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old 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
 
National Museum of Scotland
This museum traces the country's fascinating story from the oldest...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
 
Our Dynamic Earth
Using state-of-the-art technology, the 11 theme galleries at...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
 
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Once the haunt of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the setting for high...
Castles / Palaces Old Town
 
Parliament House
This was the seat of Scottish government until 1707, when the...
Government Buildings Old Town
 
Real Mary King's Close
Hidden beneath the City Chambers, this narrow, cobbled close,...
Ghost Town Old Town
 
Scotch Whisky Experience
Transforming malted barley and spring water into one of Scotland's...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
 
Scottish Parliament
Scotland's somewhat controversial Parliament building is dramatically...
Government Buildings Old Town
 
Scottish Storytelling Centre
This arts center is housed in a modern building that manages...
Arts / Performance Venues Old Town
 
Writers' Museum
Down a close off Lawnmarket is the 1662 Lady Stair's House, a...
Museums / Galleries Old Town
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