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McEwan Hall

Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

The hall was paid for by Sir William McEwan founder of the Edinburgh brewing firm. It was completed in 1897.

Milne’s Court

Edinburgh, EH1 2PF

The first open court or square of its type in Edinburgh, it was built in 1692 by Robert Mylne, Master Mason to the King.

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.

Governor’s House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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

Grassmarket

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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

Ragged School

Edinburgh, EH1 2NA

A boarding school, it was established in 1847 to feed, shelter and educate some of the Old Town’s many destitute children.

Gladstone's Land (NTS)

Edinburgh, EH1 2NT

The building is the most important example of a 17th-century tenement building to survive in Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Castle (HS)

Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

With its magnificent buildings, exhibitions and museums the castle is deservedly Scotland's premier attraction.

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Parliament Square

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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

Camera Obscura – Short’s Observatory

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Known originally as Short’s Observatory – it is the oldest purpose built visitor attraction in Scotland.

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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.

Queen Mary’s Bath House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This late 16th century building is next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

The Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently moored in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith, only 2 miles from the city centre.

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Waverley Station

Edinburgh, EH1 1BB

The largest mainline station outside London, Waverley was created in 1858.

1 McEwan Hall Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
2 Milne’s Court Edinburgh, EH1 2PF
3 Netherbow Port Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
4 Governor’s House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
5 Grassmarket Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
6 Ragged School Edinburgh, EH1 2NA
7 Gladstone's Land (NTS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NT 3 stars
8 Edinburgh Castle (HS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NG 5 stars
9 Parliament Square Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
10 Camera Obscura – Short’s Observatory Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 5 stars
11 Burns Monument Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
12 Queen Mary’s Bath House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
13 Black Watch Memorial Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
14 Royal Yacht Britannia Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ 5 stars
15 Waverley Station Edinburgh, EH1 1BB

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