Places To Visit In Edinburgh

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Country rank: 1 out of 2 Places To Visit In Scotland

Sub-Region: Southern Shore of the Firth of Forth

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Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Edinburgh:

1. Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

4.5

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Edinburgh

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is situated at the lower end of Royal Mile. It has been the Royal residence since the 1300s.

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2. Calton Hill

Calton Hill

4.3

0 kms
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Places To Visit in Edinburgh

Situated on the east end of the Princes Street, the Calton Hill in Edinburgh is included in the city's UNESCO world heritage site. The National Monument of Scotland is situated on the Calton Hill.

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3. Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat

4.2

2 kms
from city center

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3 out of 9
Places To Visit in Edinburgh

One of the seven hills in Edinburgh, the Arthur's Seat looms over the city and offers a wide range of views. One can get a good view of the Edinburgh Castle, Old town as well as the New Town.

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4. Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

3.8

1 kms
from city center

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4 out of 9
Places To Visit in Edinburgh

Home to the Edinburgh Tattoo, the Edinburgh castle is a magnificent fortress located on the highest point of the city of Edinburgh. It has continuously been in use for over 1000 years.

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5. Scott Monument

Scott Monument

3.8

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Places To Visit in Edinburgh

This monument was named after Sir Walter Scott after his death in 1832.

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6. National Gallery of Scotland

National Gallery of Scotland

3.7

1 kms
from city center

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6 out of 9
Places To Visit in Edinburgh

Most of Scotland's finest artwork is stored in the National Gallery of Scotland. It also carries out several seasonal exhibitions.

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7. National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

3.7

1 kms
from city center

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7 out of 9
Places To Visit in Edinburgh

Formed by Act of Parliament in 1985, the National Museums Scotland amalgamated into the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Museum.

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8. St. Gile's Cathedral

St. Gile's Cathedral

3.6

0 kms
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Places To Visit in Edinburgh

The St. Giles Cathedral is located in the old town and is the historic city church of Edinburgh. It is also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh.

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9. Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle

3.6

4 kms
from city center

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9 out of 9
Places To Visit in Edinburgh

The ruins of this castle is a major tourist attraction in Edinburgh. It is located just after the Holyrood Park, almost 5km from the centre of the city.

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