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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

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

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

Police Information Centre

Attractions, Museums

Staffed by friendly coppers (indeed, it's a working police office), this small room has information on almost every aspect of policing in Edinburgh both...

188 High Street
Free

Royal Museum

Attractions, Museums

The Royal Museum is in the throes of a Herculean reinvention (due to finish in 2011) and now forms part of the National Museum of Scotland. The beautifully...

Chambers Street
Free

Scotch Whisky Experience

Critics' choice
Attractions, Shops

The shop alone makes this tourist-orientated whisky centre worth a visit. The selection of blended whisky and single malts, some popular and some obscure,...

354 Castlehill
Major venue

Talbot Rice Gallery

Art, Attractions

Situated off William Playfair's stately, grand Old Quad in Old College, the Talbot Rice Gallery is named after the Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art,...

Old College
Free