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This is a non commercial part of Edinburgh-Places and as such it should only mention places that are free to enter. Unfortunately everything costs money these days so we have tried to list the places within the Edinburgh boundaries that are either interesting, lovely, historical or a combination.
We have not meant to overlook any site. If we have please send details to visits@edinburgh-places.co.uk and we will do our best to include you as soon as possible.
We are starting our page with the Royal Mile. This is the most famous part of Edinburgh and therefore the easiest for us to put information together. We will not just have information on the Royal Mile but we are trying to act on lots of things at the one time.
Hopefully this will develop into a really useful reference page but it will take time. Please be patient but feel free to send us word of encouragement.

Top of the Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle


Where Top of Royal Mile
When Daily 09.30 - 18.00 ( summer) 09.30 - 17.00 ( winter)
Price Adults £14.00 Children ( 5 - 15 ) £8.20 Concession: £11.20
How to get thereBus 23, 27, 41 and 45
racastle Official web site Press Here


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Camera Obscura


WhereCastlehill
When Daily 09.30 - 18.00 (later in summer)
Price Adult £9.95 Conc: £7.95 Child: £6.95
How to get thereBus 23, 27, 41 and 45
outlook Official web site for Camera Obscura press here

The Scotch Whisky Experience


WhereCastlehill
When Daily 09.30 - 18.00 (later in summer)
PriceAdult £13.00, Concession £10.50, Child (6-17years): £6.75, Family (2 adults and 2 children): £32
Gold Tour
Adult £23.50 Concession £20.00
How to get thereBus 23, 27, 41 and 45
whisky Official web site is www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk
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The Hub Edinburgh's Festival Centre


WhereCastlehill
When Daily 08.00 - 11.00 (later during festivals)
Price Prices for events vary
How to get thereBus Bus 23, 27, 41 and 45
racastle Official web site press here

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Gladstone's Land


WhereLawnmarket
When Daily ( april to 30th Oct only) 10.00 - 17.00 (later july & aug)
Price Adult £6.00, Concession £5.00, 1 Parent Family £10.50, Family £15.50
NTS/NT/British Heritage Pass/Discovery Pass (NTS) & Edinburgh are all free.
How to get therebus 23, 27, 41 and 45
racastle Official website Press Here website.
The High Street

St. Giles Cathedral


WhereHigh Street
When Daily 09.00 - 17.00 Sun 13.00 - 17.00
Price Free but Donations are always welcomed
How to get thereBus 23, 27, 41 and 45
stgiles Official website press here

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Mary Kings Close


WhereHigh Street
When Daily 10.00 - 21.00 Sun ( APR-OCT )
When Daily 10.00 - 16.00 Sun ( NOV-MAR )
Prices Adults £12.00 Seniors/Students £10.50 Child £6.50
How to get thereBus 23, 27, 41 and 45
Mary Kings CLose Mary King's Close is a range of closes and spaces that lie hidden beneath Edinburgh's City Chambers. This is a historically accurate interpretation of life in the city from the 16th - 19th century. Press Here for official website

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Museum of Childhood


WhereHigh Street
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00
Price Free but there is an opportunity to make donations and/or puchase gifts
How to get thereBus 34,35
musofch Official web doesnt do it jusice. Go visit

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John Knox's House


WhereHigh Street
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00
Price Adults 4gbp Children 1gbp
How to get thereBus 1,6
racastle official web site


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The Canongate

The Peoples Story


WhereCanongate
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00
Price Admission is free
How to get thereBus 1,6
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Huntley House Museum


WhereCanongate
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00 (later in summer)
Price Admission is free
How to get thereBus 1,6
huntly There is no official web site as yet for Huntly House Museum

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Palace of Holyrood


WhereBottom of Royal Mile
When Daily 09.30 - 18.00 (summer) 09.30 - 16.30 (winter)
There will be days when the Palace will be closed for Royal usage
Price Adult £10.75 Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £9.80 Under 17 £6.50 Under 5 Free Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £28.60
How to get thereBus 1,6
rapalace Official web site is part of Historic Scotland
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Smaller attraction on the Royal Mile

Other Royal Mile Attractions

These are either on the Royal Mile itself or in the many 'closes', 'courts', 'wynds' and streets just off the main throughfare

listings are from top to bottom of the Royal Mile
  • Goose Pie House
  • Cannonball House
  • Weaving Centre
  • Assembly Hall
  • Riddle's Court
  • Brodie's Court
  • Lady Stair's House
  • The Writers Museum
  • Signet Library
  • Parliament House
  • Parliament Square
  • City Chambers
  • Fringe Office
  • Tron Kirk
  • Trinity Apse
  • Moubray House
  • Chessel's Court
  • Morocco Land
  • Moray House
  • Canongate Tolbooth
  • Canongate Kirk
  • Panmure House
  • White Horse Close
  • Abbey Lairds


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Attractions Outwith the Royal Mile

Our Dynamic Earth


WhereHolyrood Road
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00 (later in summer)
Price Adult/Disabled £11.90 Child Explorer (3-15 yrs) £7.95 Junior (Under 3 yrs) Free Student/UB40/Senior £10.50
Season Tickets Available
dynamix Press HereFor Dynamic Earth Web Site


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Georgian House


Where 7 Charlotte Square
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday 14.00 - 17.00(April - October)
Price Adults £6.00 Children/Seniors £5.00 Family £15.50 1 Parent £10.50
georgian official web

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National Gallery Of Scotland


Where Corner of Mound & Princes Street
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday 14.00 - 17.00
Price Admission free to permanent collections but charges for exhibitions sometimes made
art gallery official web site
Perhaps they should speak to Edinburgh-Places to do one for them

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Nelson's Column

or as its now know Nelson's Monument
Where Calton Hill
When Daily 10.00 - 16.00 Monday 13.00 - 18.00(April - September)
Price All tickets £3.00
nelson Nelson's Monument Edinburgh

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Where Queen Street
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00
Price Admission Free but charges put in place for some exhibitions
portrait There is no official web site as yet for the Portrait Gallery

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Scottish Tartans Museum


Where Princes Street
When Daily 09.00 - 17.30
Price Adults 2.00gbp concessions 1.50gbp families 5.50gbp
tartan There is no official web site as yet for the Tartan Museum

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Royal Observatory


Where Blackford Hill
WhenFridays 7 pm -9pm – booking essential
Pricesee website
observatory The official web site for The Royal Observatory

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Scott Monument


Where Princes Street Gardens
When Daily 10.00 - 16.00 and 09.00 - 20.00 (summer ) 09.00 - 16.00 (winter )
Price All Tickets 2.50gbp
scot There is no official web site as yet for the Scott Monument

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Botanic Garden


Where Inverleith Terrace
When Daily 09.30 - 19.00 (summer ) closes earlier each month to match sunset
Price Admission free but there are opportunities to make donations
botanic There is no official web site as yet for the Botanic Gardens

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society


Where Giles Street, Leith
When As this is a society all bookings must be pre-arranged
Price By arrangement
Telephone 0131 554 3451
malts There is no official web site as yet for the Malt Whisky Society
but there would be lots of volunteers from Edinburgh-Places to create one for them
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Craigmillar Castle


Where Craigmillar Castle Road
When 09.30 -18.30 (Summer ) 09.30 - 16.30 (winter closed Thu P.M Fri & Sun A.M)
Price Adults 1.80gbp Seniors 1.30 Children 0.75gbp
Telephone 0131 661 4445
craigmillar There is no official web site as yet for Craigmillar Castle
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Royal Museum


Where Chambers Street
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday 12.00 - 17.00
PriceThankfully no more charges for entry
museum Official web site for the Royal Museum is here

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City Art Centre


Where2 Market Street
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday 14.00 - 17.00 (festival only
Price Admission free unless special exhibits
Telephone 0131 529 3993
cityart There is no official web site as yet for the City Art Centre.

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Edinburgh Zoo


Where Corstorphine Road
When Daily 09.00 - 18.00 (summer) 09.00 - 16.30 (winter)
for PricesSee this page
zoo Official web site for the Zoo press here .

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Princes Street Gardens


WherePrinces Street
When Daily 09.00 - 18.00 and later in summer
Price It is free and beautiful
gardens There is no official web site as the Gardens.

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Royal Yacht Britannia


WhereOcean Terminal Leith
When daily from 10.00am (July/August from 9.30am), last admission is at 4.30pm (April – October) or at 3.30 (November –March). Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Lots of gifts, ornaments and possessions on loan to Britannia from the Royal Collection. Worth a visit
How to get thereBus 22,34,35 + Tour bus from Waverly Bridge
ryb Official web site is here
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Holyrood Park


WhereFrom Duddingston to Meadowbank
When Daily 24hrs
Price Free and one of the best Places to relax and enjoy just being here
park There is no official web site as yet for Hollyrood Park.

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