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Forth Rail Bridge Full review

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Prison,Great Hall Full review
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It is truly amazing: This quaint and cozy chapel was the highlight of my trip to the Edinburgh Castle. Built in to the 12th century, it amazingly still stands beautifully atop The Edinburgh Castle. Having survived the wars and years of weather for roughly 1000 years, there is such a peace and delicateness inside this tiny chapel.
St Margaret's Chapel, in Edinburgh Castle, is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, Scotlan... [..]

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Palace of Holyroodhouse Full review
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Historical Palace : This is a great historical place you must visit when you are in Edinburgh! Just walk the Royal Mile and you will find it. it is one of the many great attractions that Edinburgh has to offer. Palace of Holyrood is home to the queen one a year for about a week. It is said to be one of her favorite place to stay at. The gardens are beautiful as is the whole palace.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse , commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence ... [..]

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Royal Museum Full review
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Fantastic Views : Great museum. Fantastic upgrades to the building. Filled with great exhibits from very ancient times to 20th century and plenty for kids to do. A fantastic space and great architecture. You could spend days in here and free entry. Lifts available throughout too.
National Museums Scotland is an executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Governme... [..]

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Scottish National Gallery Full review
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A heaven for art connoisseurs. : With one of the greatest art collections in the world, the Scottish National Gallery is indeed a fascinating site to visit and refreshen one's aesthetic sense. Standing in the heart of Edenburg, this imposing structure offers a wonderful insight into the history of Scottish painting- with masterpieces from some of the most influential artists including Ramsay, Raeburn, and McTaggart.
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound... [..]

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Dean Gallery Full review
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Splendid Views : Two magnificent buildings set in similar gardens. Very helpful staff made for a real welcome. Some interesting works but not large enough a collection to warrant a special visit (unlike the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland or the National Museum of Scotland which are really worthwhile).
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is part of the National Galleries of Scotland, which ... [..]

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Rosslyn Chapel Full review
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Awe-Inspiring and Remarkable architecture. : The spectacle of the Rosslyn Chapel is captivating. This spellbinding church is considered to be one the most remarkable buildings in Scotland. The interior of the church is remarkable. The intricate carvings, vivid paintings, and elaborate artwork give this place a magical touch. It is a must-visit for the admirers of beauty and brilliance.
Rosslyn Chapel, formally known as the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, is a 15th-century chapel l... [..]

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Linlithgow Palace Full review
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A classic Ruin: The ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, the Linlithgow Palace with its lush green and serene surroundings is definitely a fascinating sight to behold. This majestic building is a living testimony to the grandeur and splendour of the Medieval royalty.
The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are situated in the town of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, 15... [..]

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Forth Road Bridge Full review
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The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge in east central Scotland. The bridge, opened in 1964... [..]

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Royal Yacht Britannia Full review
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Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, also known as the Royal Yacht Britannia, is the former royal yacht... [..]

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City Art Centre Full review
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Amazing Gallery : First visit to this fantastic gallery, wonderful building and beautifully presented art. Nice little shop, somewhere to eat and nice clean toilets made our visit very enjoyable. Make sure you catch the Robert Blomfield exhibition that's on right now - wondeful photographs!

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The Scotch Whisky Experience Full review
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Favorite Place : Really interesting trip studying the history and making it Scotch whisky. The brief barrel tour gives you a brief insight into what makes whisky and then an audio or guide gives you more information on the differing types of whisky and the variety of areas the whisky comes from and how that impacts the taste.
The Scotch Whisky Experience is a whisky visitor attraction located on Castlehill in the Old Town... [..]

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Charlotte Square Full review
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A Must Visit : Charlotte Square is a must visit if you want to admire the elegant Georgian architecture of Edinburgh. Several famous people once resided here. We found it easy to get to from Princes Street and it makes for a pleasant stroll.
Charlotte Square is a garden square in Edinburgh, Scotland, part of the New Town, designated a UN... [..]

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery Full review
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Worth A Visit : Free entrance to a lovely, huge collection of paintings from Scotland and beyond. Beautiful building, both on the inside and on the outside. The staff is also very polite. You can’t miss it! There are also temporary exhibitions, which are well curated and usually breathtaking.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is an art museum on Queen Street, Edinburgh. The gallery h... [..]

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The Dean Gallery (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern Two) Full review
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Just Brilliant : Found it when walking on the Water of Leith walkway. It’s located in the park, there 2 buildings and I just went Modern one. Lots of artworks there, creative and interesting designs, the backpack should be placed in front or take it by hand. Worth to go.
The Dean Gallery is an art gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is part of the National Galleries ... [..]

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Blackness Castle Full review
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The mighty castle: A royal castle, prison, ammunition depot and a film location, Blackness Castle is one of the most impressive strongholds in Scotland. Due to its stone-ship like appearance and the mighty fortifications surrounding it, the castle is often called as "the ship that never sailed". The castle offers stunning views of the Firth of Forth. One is awed by the sheer grandeur and majesty of this 15...

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Full review
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Very Nice : Such a nice place to be. Wonderful botanic park in a residential area close to the centre of Edinburgh. One of the must visit places in Edinburgh. Enjoy the silence and the beauty of the botanic garden. Also the view to the city from the park is very beautiful.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversi... [..]

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Craigmillar Castle Full review
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One of the well-preseved castle: It took us about 40 minutes to get to the castle from central Edinburgh. The maze-like castle is still so perfectly preserved and peaceful. The fascinating stories, the picturesque castle and the views from here, everything is so pretty! We enjoyed every bit of our travel here as well as exploring the castle. The site wasn't tourist packed when we visited and was all the more reason why the p...
Craigmillar Castle is a ruined medieval castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is situated 3 miles so... [..]

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Blackford Hill Full review
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A pleasant walk rewarded with some great views: Located in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, these range of hills are gorgeous looking. We enjoyed our stroll through the countryside which was enhanced with Blackford hill in the background. Make sure you have your walking shoes on as the climb can be quite tiring but was well worth it for the views.
Blackford Hill 164 metres is a hill in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. It is in the are... [..]

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Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World Full review
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Informative Place : This is a great place to visit as an adult and with children! The butterfly section is great and is amazing to be walking among all the different species of butterflies as they are flying around you. There is other animals to see such as insects, snakes and spiders.

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Dunfermline Abbey Full review
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Wonderful Surroundings : One of my favourite places to visit, and only a five minute walk away from Dunfermline bus and train stations. Dunfermline abbey and historic palace are a great place to visit to learn about the royal history of Scotland's ancient capital.
Dunfermline Abbey is a Church of Scotland Parish Church located in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. I... [..]

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St Giles' Cathedral Full review
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A Must Visit : Absolutely stunning. Gift shop upstairs, bottom floor you can set up City of the Dead tours, in the basement there's a cafe. Inside the cathedral is gorgeous, happened to have gone in when a choir was singing. 100% worth the stop if you're on The Royal Mile.
St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship ... [..]

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John Knox House Full review
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A Must Visit : It's an interesting building. However 2 floors mainly host panels telling the story of 2 famous characters connected to the house (john Knox and queen Mary's jeweller, on opposite political sides). Only level 3 has original interiors. They really are worth seeing!
John Knox House, popularly known as "John Knox's House", is a historic house in Edinburgh, Scotla... [..]

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Museum of Edinburgh Full review
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Valuable Place : Wonderful opportunity to learn more about the life of everyday folk in Edinburgh (this museum is a perfect partner to the People's Story in the Canongate Tollbooth opposite), so great for family history research. Also, valuable collection related to Field Marshall Earl Douglas Haig.
The Museum of Edinburgh, formerly known as Huntly House Museum, is a museum in Edinburgh, Scotlan... [..]

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The People's Story Full review
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Excellent Museum : A very interesting place to visit and get to know about the people in Scotland. They describe the lives of common people, the public and the female. People's culture and taste is emphasized here and the trend to gender equality can be shown here. And it's free!
The People's Story Museum is a museum housed in the historic Canongate Tolbooth, the collections ... [..]

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Scottish Parliament Building Full review
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Stunning Architecture of the Legislative Body!: Recognized as one of the most innovative designs in Britain, this imposing structure is built of oak, steel, and granite. The design of the building was inspired by the surrounding landscape, upturned boats, and paintings of Charles Mackintosh. Indeed, the Parliament building is a stunning sight to behold.
The Scottish Parliament , is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland. Located i... [..]

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Grassmarket Full review
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Bustling with life!: Colourful, vibrant and teeming with life, Grassmarket, set in the heart of Edenburg, is the most scenic and lively attraction of the city. A feast for merchants, artists and designers, this market is home to some of the best shopping avenue in Edenburg. It is also known for its hunger-arousing restaurants.
The Grassmarket is a historic market place and an events space in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scot... [..]

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Dynamic Earth Full review
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Great Museum : One of the best museums in the UK we have ever visited. Friendly and enthusiastic staff plus engrossing state of the art videos and displays made this a visit to remember. For children ( and adults ) aged 8 plus I cannot recommend this museum enough.
For the museum in Greater Sudbury, Canada see Dynamic Earth. Dynamic Earth is a visitor attracti... [..]

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Hopetoun House Banqueting Full review
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Amazing Tour : A great day out. Lovely drive along Forth and then majestic drive to house. Interesting grounds full of wildlife to explore and house is fascinating. Spot the fake windows. Highly recommend you visit. Gorgeous in every possible way. Guides are knowledgeable, friendly and informative. Outlander fans or anyone else will very much enjoy this experience!
Hopetoun House is a country house near Queensferry, West Lothian, owned by the Hopetoun House Pre... [..]

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