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Georgian House

Attractions, Museums

When John Lamont, the 18th Chief of Clan Lamont, bought this house in 1796, it cost him the princely sum of £1,600. It's now run by the National Trust for...

7 Charlotte Square

Museum of Edinburgh

Museums

While the People's Story across the road is a tribute to hardship and to Edinburgh's redoubtable working class folk, the Museum of Edinburgh smacks more of...

Huntly House, 142-146 Canongate
Free

Museum of Scotland

Critics' choice
Museums

The museum, previously known as the Museum of Scotland before merging with the Royal Museum, was judged to be the Scottish Building of the Year after its...

Chambers Street
FreeMajor venue

National Museum of Scotland & Royal Museum

Critics' choice
Museums

Designed by Benson & Forsyth, the NMS was judged to be the Scottish Building of the Year after opening in 1998. The huge, airy complex is full of stairways...

Chambers Street
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

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

War Poets Collection

Museums

This Victorian building at Craiglockhart was used as a sanatorium for shell-shocked soldiers during World War I. Among them were Wilfrid Owen and Siegfried...

Edinburgh Napier University Business School
Free