Edinburgh Places to Visit

Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Sat, 2011-08-27

Edinburgh Zoo: Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913.

Calton Hill: Calton Hill is an extinct volcano, which rises to the east of Edinburgh’s New Town. It has long been valued as a place of recreation, and a distinctive part of the city’s skyline.

Deep Sea World: Deep Sea World is a popular aquarium located in the village of North Queensferry, in Fife, Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle: A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and a world-famous visitor attraction – Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries.

Holyrood Park: Holyrood Park which is also called Queen’s Park, and was formerly known as King’s Park is a royal park in central Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hopetoun House: Hopetoun House is the traditional residence of the Earl of Hopetoun (later the Marquess of Linlithgow). It was built 1699-1701, designed by William Bruce.

House of the Binns: The House of the Binns stands as a living monument to one of Scotland’s oldest families, the Dalyells, who have lived here since 1612.

Linlithgow Palace: Linlithgow Palace was once a magnificent palace, built and lived in by successive Stewart kings and where Mary Queen of Scots was born.

Old Royal High School, Edinburgh: The Old Royal High School is the name given to a historic building on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, which previously housed the school of that name.

Princes Street Gardens: Situated in central Edinburgh, Scotland, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle Princes Street Gardens is a public park.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: The Botany of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, capture the imagination of all visitors and is known worldwide for its excellence in horticulture.

Scott Monument: The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. Sir Walter Scott is commemorated.

Tantallon Castle: A formidable stronghold set atop cliffs on the Firth of Forth, Tantallon Castle was the seat of the Douglas Earls of Angus, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland.

The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions: The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history. This unique experience has delighted and intrigued people for over 150 years.

The Forth Bridges (Forth Rail Bridge & Forth Road Bridge): Forth Railway Bridge is the world’s first major steel bridge with 2.5 km. (1.5 mile) in length and 521 m. (1710 ft.) of gigantic girder spans makes it as one of the great feats of civilization.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse: The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland.

Thirlestane Castle: Throughout its long history, Thirlestane belonged to the family of Maitland, one of the most able and famous in Scotland.

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