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Edinburgh Museums

Edinburgh Museums Scotland - Many tourists enjoy exploring the galleries and museums in Edinburgh because there is a wide-range of collections to check out. Scattered all over Edinburgh, art galleries, such as the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland offer some of the best in fine art. Additional art museums in Edinburgh also touch upon the subjects of architecture, oils and watercolor.

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Natural history, science, and cultural museums in Edinburgh are also a popular attraction. Many visitors head for Old Town to take advantage of the exciting Edinburgh museums in the area. A few museums in Edinburgh that have made quite a name for themselves include the Museum of Scotland and the John Knox House Museum.

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Inverleith House
Royal Botanic Garden
Edinburgh, Scotland
This is a great place to explore the history of plants, including a nice collection of exotic specimens. To visit this interesting site, you should head for Inverleith Row.

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Queen’s Hall
Edinburgh, Scotland
There is a wealth of paintings, drawings, prints and photography scattered about this venue that is known for holding great concerts and shows. To enter this attraction, there is no fee to enjoy.

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Museum of Fire
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, Scotland
Situated within the former Victorian Fire House, you will encounter an interesting museum that takes a look at the history associated with the oldest fire brigade in Britain. Some of the features you will encounter include uniforms and equipment. It is free to enjoy this experience, which even comes with a guided tour.

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Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland
To explore the story of Scotland, this is the perfect place to seek out. Here, you will enjoy an assortment of facts, as well as artifacts.

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National War Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh, Scotland
Regardless if you are a military or not, you will still have a nice time when checking out the exhibits at this interesting museum. Head for Castlehill to enjoy this site. Some of the items on the premises include swords and uniforms.

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Edinburgh Interesting Facts

  • One of the most popular cures for baldness in 17th century Edinburgh was applying burnt ashes of dove’s dung.
  • The first animal bought by the Edinburgh Zoo was a gannet.
  • Edinburgh’s highest hill is Arthur’s Seat at 822 feet.
  • English prisoners held at Borthwick Castle were given the opportunity to earn freedom by leaping across a 12 ft gap between the castle’s twin towers with their hands behind their backs.
  • Scotland’s most famous dueling arena was the grassy slope sited below Arthur’s Seat.
  • Famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell was from Edinburgh.
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You can make an online booking for a hotel in Edinburgh Scotland here. Some Edinburgh hotels offer up to 70% discount for online reservations.
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