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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.

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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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.

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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Old College

Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

The birthplace of the University of Edinburgh, the Old College was constructed between 1789 and 1827.

Duke of Buccleuch Statue

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The 5th Duke of Buccleuch, 1806 -1884, is best remembered in Edinburgh as the builder of Granton Harbour.

Newhailes (NTS)

Musselburgh, EH21 6RY

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

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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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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.

Edinburgh Central Library

Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

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

John Knox House and Scottish Storytelling Centre

Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

The oldest house on the Royal Mile, with an exhibition on its two most famous residents. John Knox and James Mossman.

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Dugald Stewart Monument

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

On top of Calton Hill this is one of Edinburgh’s most photographed monuments.

Waverley Station

Edinburgh, EH1 1BB

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

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.

General Register House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The first purpose built record repository in Britain, it was designed in the late 18th century.

1 Grassmarket Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2 Hub Café & Restaurant Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
3 Ragged School Edinburgh, EH1 2NA
4 Nelson Monument Edinburgh, EH7 5AA 4 stars
5 Old College Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
6 Duke of Buccleuch Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
7 Newhailes (NTS) Musselburgh, EH21 6RY
8 St Andrew's and St George's Church Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
9 James Braidwood Statue Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
10 Edinburgh Central Library Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
11 John Knox House and Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh, EH1 1SR 4 stars
12 Dugald Stewart Monument Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
13 Waverley Station Edinburgh, EH1 1BB
14 Burns Monument Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
15 General Register House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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