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3D Loch Ness Experience

Attractions

No, Loch Ness hasn't been piped down to the city: this is simply a multilingual exploration of the facts and myths that surround this most infamous body of...

1 Parliament Square

Brass Rubbing Centre

Attractions

The Brass Rubbing Centre is housed in an atmospheric location: the apse that is the only surviving remnant of the Gothic Trinity College Church, founded in...

Trinity Apse
Free

Camera Obscura & the World of Illusion

Attractions

Created by optician Maria Short in the 1850s, the Camera Obscura is a system of mirrors that projects a periscope image of the city on to a white disc in...

Castlehill

Central Library

Attractions

Built in 1870, the headquarters of the city's library service today houses the Edinburgh Room, the Scottish Department, and reference, fiction and lending...

George IV Bridge
Free

Edinburgh Dungeon

Attractions

If you like your history packed with facts, this might not be for you. However, if disease, murder, exaggerated pantomime mayhem and the pornography of...

31 Market Street

Edinburgh Old Town Weaving Co

Attractions

Occupying the building that held the old Castlehill reservoir, this establishment is like an extensive complex of concessions where you can do everything...

555 Castlehill
Free

Gladstone's Land

Attractions

Built in 1550 and extensively rebuilt 70 years later by Merchant Burgess Thomas Gledstanes, an ancestor of prime minister William Gladstone, Gladstone's...

477b Lawnmarket

Greyfriars Kirk

Attractions

On the site of a Franciscan friary, Greyfriars dates back to 1620. The west end of the church was reduced to ruins in 1718 after the local council's...

2 Greyfriars Place
Free

High Kirk of St Giles

Critics' choice
Attractions

There's been a church on this site since AD 854. Nothing remains of the earliest structures, but the four pillars that surround the Holy Table in the centre...

High Street
FreeMajor venue

Holyrood Park Information Centre

Attractions

Housed in an old stone lodge, this unstaffed information centre has displays on the park's history, geology and archaeological features, along with useful...

Horse Wynd

Hub

Attractions, Shops

The Grade A-listed Highland Tolbooth St John's Kirk started life as the Victoria Hall for the Established Church General Assembly in 1844, following the...

348 Castlehill
Free

Magdalen Chapel

Attractions

Built between 1541 and 1547 (the steeple was added in 1626), Magdalen Chapel is the headquarters of the Scottish Reformation Society. The chapel held the...

41 Cowgate
Free

National Library of Scotland

Attractions

The NLS is one of the UK's deposit libraries, entitled to request a copy of every printed item published in the UK and Ireland. It contains around 14...

George IV Bridge
Free

Our Dynamic Earth

Attractions, Museums

Our Dynamic Earth is near the former home of Edinburgh-born James Hutton, the father of geology. It's anyone's guess what he'd make of its modern, tent-like...

Holyrood Road
Major venue

Palace of Holyroodhouse & the Queen's Gallery

Critics' choice
Attractions

The Palace of Holyroodhouse has its origins in the Abbey of Holyrood (now picturesque ruins), established in 1128 by David I. When Edinburgh was confirmed...

Holyrood Road
Major venue
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