Historic Things to Do in Edinburgh



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If you love vacation destinations with history bursting at the seams, then Edinburgh will prove your Mecca. Home to a breathtaking ancient castle, historic monuments, cobbled streets, and a dark and spooky past, Scotland's capital offers an entertaining history lesson at every turn.
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Day 1 - Edinburgh


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Edinburgh Castle

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Location:

Castlehill
Castlehill
EH1 2NG Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 (0)131 225 9846
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2

Royal Mile

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Location:

Royal Mile
EH1 1QS Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 (0)131 229 7615
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Day 2 - City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh


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St. Giles' Cathedral

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Location:

High Street
High St
EH1 1RE City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 225 4363
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2

Greyfriars Kirk

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Location:

Greyfriars Place
Greyfriars Place
EH1 2QQ Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 225 1900
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3

The Real Mary King's Close

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Location:

2 Warriston's Close
High St
EH1 1 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: 0845 070 6244
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Day 3 - Edinburgh


1

Writers' Museum

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Location:

The Royal Mile
In Lady Stair's House, off Lawnmarket
EH1 2PA Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 529 4901
fax: +44 131 529 3993
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2

Scott Monument

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Location:

Princes Street
East Princes St. Gardens, near Waverley Station
EH2 2EJ Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 529 4068
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Day 4 - Edinburgh


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Calton Hill

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Location:

Regent Road
EH1 3DG Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 625 8625(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 131 625 8601(Tourist Information)
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2

Nelson Monument

Location:

32 Calton Hill
Off Regent Road
EH7 5AA Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 556 2716
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Day 5 - Edinburgh


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Holyroodhouse Palace

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Location:

Holyrood Road
Canongate, at the eastern end of the Royal Mile
EH8 8AE Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7766 7300
fax: +44 20 7930 9625
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2

Craigmillar Castle

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Location:

Craigmillar Castle Road
EH16 4SY Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 1131 661 4445
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Day 6 - Edinburgh


1

The Museum of Edinburgh

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Location:

142 Canongate
The Royal Mile
EH8 8DD Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 529 7902
fax: +44 131 557 3346
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Museum of Childhood

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Location:

42 High St
Royal Mile
EH1 1TG Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 529 4142
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Day 7 - Edinburgh


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Rosslyn Chapel

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Location:

Rosslyn Chapel Trust
EH25 9PU Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 440 2159
fax: +44 131 440 1979
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