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James Braidwood Statue

Edinburgh, EH1 1RE

James Braidwood at the age of 24, founded the world’s first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824.

James’ Court

Edinburgh, EH1 2PB

A fashionable address in its day it is named after its builder James Brownhill and was built about 1725.

Craigmillar Castle (HS)

Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY

Craigmillar is one of the most perfectly preserved late mediaeval castles in Scotland.

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Edinburgh Central Library

Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

This is one of the many libraries in the UK founded by Andrew Carnegie.

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Queensberry House

Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

This attractive mid 17th century house was once owned by the Duke of Queensberry.

Royal High School

Edinburgh, EH4 6JP

Built for the Royal High School, Edinburgh’s oldest school was completed in 1829.

Newhailes (NTS)

Musselburgh, EH21 6RY

Newhailes contains a fine collection of paintings, including portraits by Medina and Ramsay.

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Edinburgh City Chambers

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This impressive building and piazza just off the Royal Mile was designed by John Adam as a forum to transact their business.

St Andrew's and St George's Church

Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

The first church to be built in Edinburgh’s New Town.

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Political Martyrs’ Monument

Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ

This 90 foot obelisk, in the Calton Burial Ground, was erected in 1844 in memory of 5 political reformers of the late 1700s.

Governor’s House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This castellated, turreted house is all that remains of Calton Jail built in 1817.

Parliament Square

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The square takes its name from Parliament House built here in 1641 to house the Scottish Parliament.

Hub Café & Restaurant

Edinburgh, EH1 2NE

Known until recently as Tolbooth St John’s Church, it was completed in 1844 and served the city’s highland community.

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St Giles Cathedral

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE

For about a thousand years St Giles has been Edinburgh’s principal church, and more recently Scotland’s national church.

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Burns Monument

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

More than a monument, this small temple was erected in 1831 in memory of Robert Burns 1759 -1792, Scotland’s national poet.

1 James Braidwood Statue Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
2 James’ Court Edinburgh, EH1 2PB
3 Craigmillar Castle (HS) Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY 4 stars
4 Edinburgh Central Library Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
5 Queensberry House Edinburgh, EH8 8BT
6 Royal High School Edinburgh, EH4 6JP
7 Newhailes (NTS) Musselburgh, EH21 6RY
8 Edinburgh City Chambers Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
9 St Andrew's and St George's Church Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
10 Political Martyrs’ Monument Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ
11 Governor’s House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
12 Parliament Square Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
13 Hub Café & Restaurant Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
14 St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
15 Burns Monument Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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