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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress and one of the emblems of the city. The fortress is situated on the Castle Rock. The castle is from the 12th century. It is the historic center and pride of Scotland that proves the honored past of the country.

Royal Mile

Royal Mile is the integrity of the streets that form the Old Town in Edinburgh. The name was first used in 19 century. It is given to the area, because the road is around a mile long and lies between the most historic spots of the city, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia was used as the personal yacht of Queen Elizabeth II between 1954 until 1997. During its ride, the yacht traveled millions of kilometres around the world and served the royals. Now the HMY Britannia.

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat is the main top point of the hill group in Edinburgh. It is situated on the east of the city centre. The name is connected with King Arthur and the legends about him.The hills has a height of 250.5 m. It is a famous tourist attraction, as it provides the best panoramic view of the city.

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland is the biggest and richest point to present collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history. Though the museum has basically Scottish characteristics, it contains items not only from Scotland, but also some ancient examples from around the world.

Real Mary King's Close

Real Mary King's Close is a historic street in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The name comes from Mary King, a merchant, who used to live in this area in 17th century. The road was closed to the public for a long period of time, because of the legends and scary tales about the street.

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town is the most ancient and historical. It preserved the medieval shapes of the streets and architecture. Old Town is included in the UNESCO World heritages list. The main part of the Old Town is Royal Mile, the streets which make the Old Town.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a fun and entertainment complex in the Old Town.The center is one of the oldest fun making point in Europe. In the beginning it was just a tower with observatory area, now it is a six floors of interactive exhibitions, full illusions, light, colours, and new art.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Holyrood Palace is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, whenever she is in Scotland .It is located in the Old Town, Edinburgh. It was built in 16th century. They spend a week in Holyrood Palace in summer. Several royal events are held in Holyroodhouse, when Queen is there.

Calton Hill

Calton is a hill in the center of Edinburgh. St Andrew's House, the headquarters of the Scottish government is situated on Calton hill. Other notable buildings on Calton hill are Holyrood Palace and Scottish Parliament Building. The hill has always been in the center of the tourists.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is the largest zoological garden in Scotland. The zoo covers 33 ha area and is built in 1913. It is one of the most popular Zoos in Europe and the second most popular paid tourist attraction in Edinburgh. It is famous for its koalas and giant pandas.

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens is the most popular public park in Edinburg. It is located behind the Edinburgh castle and has 2 parts, East and West Princes Street Gardens. The Gardens are very famous for the concerts, youth events and festivals, which gather millions of locals and tourists.

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