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Places to Visit in Edinburgh

When you travel to Edinburgh, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Edinburgh, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Edinburgh to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Edinburgh things to do can include exploring Edinburgh attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Giles Cathedral

Built in the 15th century the magnificent cathedral dominates much of Edinburgh’s High Street.  The interiors lack grandeur but have certain interesting sections.   One of the most interesting sections of the cathedral is the Thistle Chapel, built in 1911 for the Knights of the Most Ancient & Most Noble Order of the Thistle. The beautifully carved Gothic-style stalls have the canopies designed with the coat of arms of the 16 knights.<

Scott Monument

This monument was constructed in 1846 and dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet after his death in 1932. This monument built in Gothic style architecture allows visitors to enjoy panoramic views of the city after climbing up 200 feet above the city center.

National Museum of Scotland

Housed in two buildings and across five floors, the museum traces the ancient history of Scotland to the late 20th century.  Located in Chambers street, the museum is the dominant feature of the street and is frequented by tourists and locals.  The older section houses loads of artifacts from imperial regimes around the world.

The Royal Yacht Britannia

One of the newer attractions in the city, the floating holiday home of the British royal family sees a steady throng of visitors round the year.  Tourists can view the royal apartments and gifts offered to the royals by visiting dignitaries.

Scottish National gallery

Designed by William Playfair, the gallery is a classic Victorian building which has been restored to its original glory.  It contains a large collection of European art and frescoes from the Renaissance to the post-Impressionism period.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Located in the OldTown, this is an old graveyard close to KingGeorgeIVBridge.

The Scottish Parliament building located in the OldTown, opposite the HolyroodPalace, is a unique building designed by the Spanish architect EnricMiralles. Visitors can buy tickets to watch the Scottish Parliament in session. 

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