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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

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

Dean Gallery

Art, Attractions

Housed in an impressive 1831 building that was originally an orphanage, the Dean Gallery offers an impressive range of modern art. The permanent collection...

Belford Road
Free

Dovecot Studio

Art, Attractions

Opened in 1887, the Infirmary Street Baths were the product of Victorian public health improvements. The bathhouse gave people from the neighbourhood...

10 Infirmary Street
Free

Edinburgh College of Art

Art, Attractions

The ECA operates a year-round programme of exhibitions by artists from all over the world, but there are three key local events in amongst them: the May...

74 Lauriston Place
Free

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

Gorgie City Farm

Attractions

This lovely, informal spot is a working farm. As well as the usual farmyard favourites (a Jersey cow, old-breed pigs, sheep, goats and ponies), a pet lodge...

15 Gorgie Road
Free

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

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

Inverleith House

Attractions, Museums

Bang in the middle of the Botanics, this imposing, austere, late Georgian building was designed in 1774 by David Henderson for James Rocheid, whose family...

Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row
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 Gallery of Scotland

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions, Museums

Edinburgh has a wealth of institutions serving the visual arts, but perhaps none is as grand as the National Gallery. Built by William Playfair in 1848, it...

The Mound
FreeMajor venue

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

People's Story

Attractions, Museums

With Edinburgh's Tolbooth long since consigned to history, the Canongate Tolbooth is one of the most emotionally resonant buildings in the Old Town. It's...

Canongate Tolbooth, 163 Canongate
Free
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