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Places to go in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders

Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World

Description: An indoor tropical jungle inhabited by thousands of the world’s most beautiful butterflies. Watch them as they fly around, feeding on the tropical flowers. The bugs and beasties exhibition features a huge collection of live creepy crawlies, snakes, frogs and lizards. Some of the more friendly ones can be handled at the daily ‘meet the beasties’ sessions. Ownership: Private ...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Description: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Ownership: Private Situation – Castlehill The Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 2ND How to get there: By car: Parking on the Royal Mile impossible. Find car park in town, and walk. By public transport: Regular public transport along the Royal Mile. Seasonal opening details (2011): All year. Opening Hours: July, August, Eve...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders

Edinburgh Castle

Description: Situated above the centre of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh Castle has watched over the history of Scotland for almost 1400 years. Today it offers a wide range of superb attractions for the visitor to explore. Ownership: Historic Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 252734 How to get there: By car: At the very top of the Royal Mile. By public transport: Local bus se...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

The Edinburgh Dungeon

Description: The Edinburgh Dungeon invites you to a feast of fun with history's horrible bits. Enter the dark and terrifying labyrinth that stretches from beneath the Castle, under the Royal Mile and into the unknown. Ownership: Merlin Entertainments (Dungeons) Ltd Situation – OS ref: Right in the middle of the city, behind Waverley Station at 31 Market Street. How to get there...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Edinburgh Zoo

Description: Now in its 9th decade, Edinburgh Zoo is one of Europe's leading zoos in conservation and education. Ownership: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 205735 How to get there: By car: 3 miles from City centre along the A8, west, out of the city towards Glasgow. Next to Holiday Inn By public transport: Public transport buses Nos. 12, 26 and 31 an...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Description: The new Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Ownership: Private – The Official Residences of the Queen. Situation – OS ref: NT 269739 How to get there: By car: In Holyrood Park, at foot of Royal Mile. Car parking alongside. By public transport: Buses number 35, 64 and open-topped tour buses stop nearby. Opening Hours 2011 The Queen's Gallery is...
Type: Museums

Royal Yacht Britannia

Description: The former Royal Yacht, decommissioned and converted into a superb Visitor Attraction. Exhibits, photographs and artefacts from The Royal Collection. Ownership: Royal Yacht Britannia Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 265770 How to get there: By car: At Leith Docks, Ocean terminal. Signposted from outskirts of city. By public transport: Special Britannia Bus from Waverley...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders

The Scott Monument, Edinburgh

Description: This 200 foot high monument in the centre of Edinburgh was officially inaugurated on 15th August 1846, some 14 years after the death of Sir Walter Scott. Open to the public, its pinnacle is reached after a climb of 287 steps. His statue, carved by Sir John Steell in carrara marble is twice life size. The monument was closed for refurbishment and cleaning in 1998, but is now fully r...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders

The Scottish Parliament

Description: The new building at Hoyrood which is the home of the Scottish Parliament. Ownership: Situation – OS ref: How to get there: By car: Limited parking in the area – nearest car parks are St John's Hill or new Street.. By public transport: Public transport buses to the area. Seasonal opening details (2012): All year. Opening Hours: Monday and Friday April to ...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Description: The Official Residence of Her Majesty the Queen Ownership: Private – The Official Residences of the Queen. Situation – OS ref: NT 269739 How to get there: By car: In Holyrood Park, at foot of Royal Mile. Car parking alongside. By public transport: Buses number 35, 64 and open-topped tour buses stop nearby. Seasonal opening details (2010): The Palace is open daily E...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Scottish Borders Edinburgh