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Governor’s House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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

Tartan Weaving Mill

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This historic building constructed in 1851 was for many years the principal reservoir of the city of Edinburgh.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

The Queen's official residence in Scotland. This baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past.

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Grassmarket

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The Grassmarket was the site of a weekly market for cattle, horses and sheep, and many public executions.

Black Watch Memorial

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Erected in 1910 in memory of the officers and men of the Black Watch regiment who died during the 1899 – 1902 Boer War.

Queensberry House

Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

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

Craigmillar Castle (HS)

Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY

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

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Bute House

Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

The official residence of the First Minister of Scotland.

Scott Monument

Edinburgh, EH2 2EJ

The largest monument to a writer in the world, commemorating Sir Walter Scott.

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Nelson Monument

Edinburgh, EH7 5AA

The Nelson Monument was built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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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.

Tron Kirk

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

One of Edinburgh’s principal churches, completed in 1648, it is named after the nearby public weigh beam or tron.

Netherbow Port

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The town’s most important gate, the Netherbow Port stood in the middle of the High Street just below John Knox’s house.

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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William Pitt Statue

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

William Pitt the Younger became Britain’s youngest prime minister at the age of 24.

1 Governor’s House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2 Tartan Weaving Mill Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
3 Palace of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
4 Grassmarket Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
5 Black Watch Memorial Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
6 Queensberry House Edinburgh, EH8 8BT
7 Craigmillar Castle (HS) Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY 4 stars
8 Bute House Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
9 Scott Monument Edinburgh, EH2 2EJ 3 stars
10 Nelson Monument Edinburgh, EH7 5AA 4 stars
11 James Braidwood Statue Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
12 Tron Kirk Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
13 Netherbow Port Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
14 St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
15 William Pitt Statue Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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