Explore Edinburgh


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- Ancient Sites
- Childrens Edinburgh
- City Tours
- Entertainment
- Galleries
- Museums
- Visitor Attractions

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Edinburgh is full of things to do and see. What we have done is to try and break these down in to simple headings so as to save you some time by putting simal types of attraction together. We hope logically to assis you.

Ancient sites - Here we have listed a number of fascinating sites. Giving you short descitions and what there is to see and do, from Mary King's Close to John Knox House and St Giles Cathedral.

Childrens Edinburgh - Has been written by a young motther of four childrren who has lived in Edinburgh and has learnt of all the fabulous sttractions and places to visit specifically with the children in mind. also includes a recommendation on a book to help you get the most from your visit for your young kids.

City Tours - Like many big cities Edinburgh ahs its range of tours from ghost tours to the most haunted places. The literary pub tour is also very popular.

Entertainment - Like all big cities Edinburgh has its theatres, cinemas and play houses. Here we give you a breif introduction and details to each.

Galleries - Edinburgh is home to some truely great galleries housing some fabulous master pieces. Another great thing is that entry is free, so what a great way to spend a day but see these fabulous works of art.

Museums - A choice of four museum all with free entry. The Museum of Scotland is there for those who wish to discover the story of Scotland. Also the Writers Museum, the Museum of Childhood and the Museum of Edinburgh.

Visitor Attractions - few cities any where in the world can have such an array of places to visit in such a small area. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city built on an ancient volcanic plug. Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament are all worth a visit.