Top 10 Free Sights in Edinburgh



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Edinburgh city offers a bustling atmosphere with the vibrant people in the streets; therefore you can be entertained by simply taking a walk up the famous Royal Mile. Edinburgh can be enjoyed by everyone with the top 10 in free sights putting a smile on any thrifty backpackers face. Historic sights such as the extinct volcano Arthur's Seat or the marvellous architecture of Whitehorse Close offer a fascinating attraction to all who visit. Most of Edinburgh's museums and galleries are funded by the government and admission is free.

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Day 1 - City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh


1

Whitehorse Close

Location:

Canongate
Royal Mile
EH8 8BU City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

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


2

Nelson Monument

Location:

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

Contact:

tel: +44 131 556 2716


3

Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags

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Location:

Queens Drive
Holyrood Park
EH16 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 625 8625
fax: +44 131 625 8601


4

Princes Street Gardens

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Location:

Princes Street
Princes St
EH2 2EL Edinburgh, United Kingdom


5

Royal Mile

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Location:

Royal Mile
EH1 1QS Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 (0)131 229 7615


6

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


7

Royal Scottish Academy

Location:

The Mound
EH2 2EL Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 225 46671
fax: +44 131 220 6016


8

National Portrait Gallery

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Location:

1 Queen St
EH2 1JE Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 624 6200
fax: +44 131 558 3691


9

National Gallery of Scotland

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Location:

The Mound
The Mound
EH2 2EL Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 624 6200


10

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Location:

Belford Road
EH4 3DR Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 131 624 6200
fax: +44 131 343 3250


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