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We’re delighted to see two of our favourite Old Edinburgh places make an appearance on this blog post by a guest writer! There are several locations you need to see in Edinburgh. Scotland’s capital city combines history with modern elegance. Its cobbled streets combined with a wonderful skyline give the city its unique charm. It has several attractions that can keep tourists busy for several days. But if your time is limited in the city, these are the top attractions that must be part of your itinerary.
Our list of historic things to see in Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the city. It is found on top of Castle Rock, an extinct volcano. Some parts of the historic castle have been built as early as the 11th century. It used to be a mighty fortress that defended the nation from invaders. The castle is home to three military museums, the Prisons of War exhibition, and Scotland’s crown jewels. A visit to Edinburgh is not complete with going to the Edinburgh Castle. Camera Obscura has been a top tourist destination since 1853. It is something that visitors of all ages can enjoy. It has six floors with interactive exhibitions for kids and the young at heart. It is the oldest purpose-built attraction in Edinburgh and all of the United Kingdom. The top floor still houses the Camera Obscure, which projects a virtual tour of the city. The rooftop terrace provides a good view of the sky and the city. If you are planning to go Edinburgh, schedule your trip in August. That’s when the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held. It is a yearly series of Military tattoos performed by the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and other military bands from across the globe. It is part of the Edinburgh Festival that consist of various independent events and festivals held in the city all throughout the month of August.  The Old Town is the oldest neighbourhood in Edinburgh that dates back to the medieval era. It has small streets that are lined with pubs, wool shops and historical monuments. Edinburgh’s Old Town is also home to the earliest high rise residential buildings. Some of the notable buildings in the area are St. Giles’ Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, the University of Edinburgh, Scottish Parliament Building, Old College, and the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland. Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard around Greyfriars Kirk. A number of notable Edinburgh residents are buried at Greyfriars. One of the most notable features of the site is Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful little dog that stayed at his master’s grave for 14 years. His headstone is found on top of Candlemaker’s Row at the entrance to the Greyfriars Kirkyard. His master’s grave is located on the eastern path.
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We’re delighted to see two of our favourite Old Edinburgh places make an appearance on this blog post by a guest writer! There are several locations you need to see in Edinburgh. Scotland’s capital city combines history with modern elegance. Its cobbled streets combined with a wonderful skyline give the city its unique charm. It has several attractions that can keep tourists busy for several days. But if your time is limited in the city, these are the top attractions that must be part of your itinerary.
Our list of historic things to see in Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the city. It is found on top of Castle Rock, an extinct volcano. Some parts of the historic castle have been built as early as the 11th century. It used to be a mighty fortress that defended the nation from invaders. The castle is home to three military museums, the Prisons of War exhibition, and Scotland’s crown jewels. A visit to Edinburgh is not complete with going to the Edinburgh Castle. Camera Obscura has been a top tourist destination since 1853. It is something that visitors of all ages can enjoy. It has six floors with interactive exhibitions for kids and the young at heart. It is the oldest purpose-built attraction in Edinburgh and all of the United Kingdom. The top floor still houses the Camera Obscure, which projects a virtual tour of the city. The rooftop terrace provides a good view of the sky and the city. If you are planning to go Edinburgh, schedule your trip in August. That’s when the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held. It is a yearly series of Military tattoos performed by the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and other military bands from across the globe. It is part of the Edinburgh Festival that consist of various independent events and festivals held in the city all throughout the month of August.  The Old Town is the oldest neighbourhood in Edinburgh that dates back to the medieval era. It has small streets that are lined with pubs, wool shops and historical monuments. Edinburgh’s Old Town  is also home to the earliest high rise residential buildings. Some of the notable buildings in the area are St. Giles’ Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, the University of Edinburgh, Scottish Parliament Building, Old College, and the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland. Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard around Greyfriars Kirk. A number of notable Edinburgh  residents are buried at Greyfriars. One of the most notable features of the site is Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful little dog that stayed at his master’s grave for 14 years. His headstone is found on top of Candlemaker’s Row at the entrance to the Greyfriars Kirkyard. His master’s grave is located on the eastern path.
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