What to see & to do
Perched on an extinct volcano at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle is the city’s most popular tourist attraction. It became Scotland's chief royal castle in the Middle Ages and is now home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th-century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.
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The Scotch Whisky Experience
The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh is a great introduction to Scotland’s national drink and provides an excellent insight into the process of whisky making. Learn about Scotland’s whisky producing regions, how to taste and appreciate whisky, and get a viewing of the world’s largest private collection of Scotch whisky. You’ll never be confused by a whisky label again!
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Edinburgh Farmers' Market
Taking place every Saturday on Castle Terrace under Edinburgh’s ancient fortress, Edinburgh Farmers’ Market hosts 55 specialist producers. You'll find rich Scottish venison, organic mushrooms from the Highlands, handmade pies and more.
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Royal Military Tattoo
Bringing together grand spectacle, fantastic music and Scottish heritage, the annual Royal Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle is a major event showcasing some of the best traditional and military drumming and piping around.
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The scenes where Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) walks with his sister were filmed in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. The park contributes much to Edinburgh’s unique appearance and includes Arthur’s Seat, the highest point in the city.
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National Museum of Scotland
Explore Scottish history at the National Museum of Scotland through a host of artefacts dating back hundreds of years. There are also sections dedicated to art and design, science and nature and a rich variety of world cultures.
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