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Exciting Places To See In Edinburgh

Here are some fun ways to enjoy your time in Edinburgh.

The things to do while visiting the Scottish capital Edinburgh are plenty. Best of all, there is something for everyone – writers, photographers, artists, history buffs, and many other types of tourists. There are also plenty of must-see attractions, from historic sites to modern art collections. Here are some of the fun and exciting things you can check out when you are in Edinburgh.

Scottish National Gallery

The Scottish National Gallery is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, which is nearby Princes Square Gardens. It houses the national collection of fine art. It also contains stunning artworks by Vincent van Gogh, Monet, Raphael, Botticelli, and Turner.

National Museum of Scotland

There are many reasons to visit the National Museum of Scotland. It comprises two buildings. One is a Victorian palace made of wrought iron and glass, while the other is a sandstone fortress with a circular tower. Make sure you have plenty of time to explore this place as it has so many things, from Dolly the cloned sheep to extensive displays on world cultures.

The Real Mary King’s Close

The Real Mary King’s Close is situated in the historic Old Town area of Edinburgh. This historic close is under buildings on the Royal Mile.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is trippy. It is Edinburgh’s oldest purpose-built visitor attraction. This attraction was built in 1835. It also houses a maze of mirrors and a magic gallery. The main attraction is the camera obscura, which sits within the Victorian rooftop chamber. The views of the surrounding streets are spectacular.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is situated at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It has been the home of kings and queens of Scotland since the 16th century. This royal residence remains an official residence of the Queen. Take a tour of this magnificent place to check out Mary, Queen of Scots’ chamber and ruins of the abbey nearby.

Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Castle is a mighty fortress that towers over the city. Take a guided tour to explore the complex buildings and learn the history of monarchs and battles. 1457 Mons Meg cannon and a war museum and the soldiers’ dog graveyard are military attractions worth exploring too. You can also enjoy panoramic views of this gorgeous city.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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