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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.

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.

Royal High School

Edinburgh, EH4 6JP

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

Grassmarket

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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

Balmoral Hotel

Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

This prominent Edinburgh landmark, known until the 1980s as the North British Hotel, was a traditional railway hotel.

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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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.

Queensberry House

Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

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

Scott Monument

Edinburgh, EH2 2EJ

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

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Charles II Statue

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The oldest lead cast statue in Britain, portraying Charles II as a Roman emperor.

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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Bute House

Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

The official residence of the First Minister of Scotland.

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.

Edinburgh Central Library

Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

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

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.

1 McEwan Hall Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
2 Political Martyrs’ Monument Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ
3 Royal High School Edinburgh, EH4 6JP
4 Grassmarket Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
5 Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ
6 St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
7 Netherbow Port Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
8 Queensberry House Edinburgh, EH8 8BT
9 Scott Monument Edinburgh, EH2 2EJ 3 stars
10 Charles II Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
11 Nelson Monument Edinburgh, EH7 5AA 4 stars
12 Bute House Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
13 Edinburgh City Chambers Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
14 Edinburgh Central Library Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
15 James Braidwood Statue Edinburgh, EH1 1RE

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