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Edinburgh Tourist Attractions Scotland - There are numerous attractions in Edinburgh that find their way on the itineraries of most visitors to the city. If you are interested in checking out the Old Town part of the city, you will find that the most historical attractions in Edinburgh are situated. Travel to the Royal Mile and you will find two main Edinburgh attractions in the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood.

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At the Princes Street Gardens, the separation between Old Town and New Town can be found. It is here that the Royal Scottish Academy and National Gallery of Scotland is situated. In the area, an assortment of festivals and other events are held. When you finally reach New Town, you will find plenty of Edinburgh tourist attractions to keep you busy, such as the General Register House and Waverley Market.

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Nelson Monument
Calton Hill, Regent Road
Edinburgh, Scotland
Great views can be enjoyed when paying a visit to this location. Here, it is a great place to catch sight of the Edinburgh castle and the rest of the city.

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Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh City
Edinburgh, Scotland
When it comes to grand and important landmarks, this is one that serves as a symbol for the city. This site is considered a natural fortress that has a history that traces back to about A.D. 1000. Today, this is where the crown jewels can be found.

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St. Giles Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Old Town, this attraction offers a nice example of impressive religious architecture. There is a wealth of ancient Scottish history soaked up within the walls of this structure.

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Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh, Scotland
As you visit Princes Street, you might want to bring your camera along to take a photo of this Edinburgh attraction. This sample of Gothic architecture pays homage to “the Wizard of the North.”

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Gladstone’s Land
Jumeirah Street
Edinburgh, Scotland
When searching for what is considered as the best historic site, you might want to stop by this attraction, which is controlled by the National Trust for Scotland. This merchant's house dates back to the 17th century.

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Georgian House
Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, Scotland
Designed by Robert Adams, many have paid a visit to this Edinburgh attraction. This interesting sight dates back to the 18th century.

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Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh, Scotland
Stretched across various venues, this celebration is part of six that occurs on a yearly basis. In March, you will be able to enjoy the oldest of all the arts festivals, which is filled with opera, ballet, and symphony concerts

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Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park
Blair Drummond, Scotland
One hour away from Edinburgh, this safari park can be found in Stirling. Lions, tigers, and a walk-through petting farm are just some of the sights you will be able to enjoy.

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Deep Sea World
Battery Quarry
Edinburgh, Scotland
There are many different aspects of marine life to explore when paying a visit to this attraction. One of the main draws to this site includes the sharks.

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Edinburgh Zoo
Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh, Scotland
There are tons of animals to admire when checking out this animal haven. One of the exhibits that seems to get all of the attention is the penguins that march on display.

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Edinburgh Interesting Facts

  • One of the most popular cures for baldness in 17th century Edinburgh was applying burnt ashes of dove’s dung.
  • The first animal bought by the Edinburgh Zoo was a gannet.
  • Edinburgh’s highest hill is Arthur’s Seat at 822 feet.
  • English prisoners held at Borthwick Castle were given the opportunity to earn freedom by leaping across a 12 ft gap between the castle’s twin towers with their hands behind their backs.
  • Scotland’s most famous dueling arena was the grassy slope sited below Arthur’s Seat.
  • Famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell was from Edinburgh.
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