Things To Do Near Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh

Things to do near the Museum of Scotland.

Not far from the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland is an excellent museum that describes the history of Scotland from the Stone Age to modern times. This museum is a must visit for those interested in the early Celtic and Pictish history of the country.

With great views from the top, the Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off tour offers strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary- this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 24 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes. The bus departs every 20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.

The Writers Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Visitors can see portraits, rare books and personal objects including Burns' writing desk, the printing press on which Scott's Waverley Novels were first produced, and Scott's own dining table and rocking horse. The museum also has Robert Louis Stevenson's riding boots and the ring given to him by a Samoan chief, engraved with the name 'Tusitala', meaning 'teller of tales'. There is also a plaster cast of Robert Burns' skull, one of only three ever made. Even if you're not a bookworm, it's well worth a visit.

National Museum of Scotland

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Chambers Street

The history of the Scots from the Stone Age to modern times... read more

Greyfriars Kirk

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Greyfriars Place
Greyfriars Place

Where Greyfriar's Bobby kept his vigil and the spookiest graveyard in Britain... read more

Royal Mile

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Royal Mile

Civilians welcome... read more

Edinburgh Castle

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Castlehill
Castlehill

Historic fortress with breathtaking views and opulent riches inside... read more

Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance

14-16 Grassmarket

Take a dance class at the popular Dance Base in the Grassmarket... read more

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Writers' Museum

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The Royal Mile
In Lady Stair's House, off Lawnmarket

Museum Dedicated to Poets... read more

The Real Mary King's Close

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2 Warriston's Close
High St

An incredible tour of the long-forgotten underground streets of Edinburgh dating from the 16th and 17th centuries... read more

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

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354 Castlehill
The Royal Mile

Celebrate the history and distillation of whisky...
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The 3D Loch Ness Experience in Edinburgh

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1A Parliament Square, High Street

Loch Ness in Edinburgh... read more
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