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Top 10 places in Edinburgh

Our app features the history of 41 monuments and great sites including places to discover Edinburgh. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Edinburgh

Visit Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

The most famous castle in Scotland is on a rocky peak, whose first traces of dwellings date from 3000 years ago. Its first function was to be a military fortress: first under the Romans, then with the Angles (which gave the present name to the city), the English and the Scots. Several battles took... Read more

Visit Cathedral Saint Gilles

Cathedral Saint Gilles

It is one of the three cathedrals in Edinburgh and is located in the historic heart of the capital. Like its political history, Scotland has an equally complicated religious history. Saint-Gilles Cathedral is considered the first church of Presbyterianism (branch of Scottish Protestantism).... Read more

Visit Palace of Holyrood

Palace of Holyrood

The Scottish name for this palace is "Haly Ruid", which means Holy Cross. The site on which it is built was that of a monastery dating from the XIIth century. It was Jacques IV who built an imposing building around a square courtyard. In the 15th century, it was Marie Stuart'... Read more

Visit National Gallery of Scotland

National Gallery of Scotland

It is the national museum of art which brings together many paintings and sculptures. It is housed in a neoclassical building built in 1859 by William Henry Playfair. The museum is organized into two large galleries: the Gallery of Portraits (Scottish artists) and the Galerie d'... Read more

Visit The Princes Street Gardens

The Princes Street Gardens

This park separates the old and the new city of Edinburgh. Until the eighteenth century, there was a lake, the Nor 'Loch in place of the park. Drying took place in the second half of the 18th century, and the park was opened in 1818. It was primarily a park and private gardens for the residents... Read more

Visit Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park

It lies south of Holyrood Palace in the heart of Edinburgh. This large park is the former royal domain for hunting. It extends over 263 hectares with a varied volcanic landscape: rocks, moors and lochs. Arthur's seat (Arthur's seat), the Salisbury rock pitons (Salisbury crags), and the... Read more

Visit Edinburgh Royal Botanical Garden

Edinburgh Royal Botanical Garden

The origins of the garden date back to the 17th century. It was an addiction to the Holyrood palace for medicinal plants, then it was moved to Inverleith because of the pollution of the city. It is a peaceful garden, stretching over 28 hectares and is the second oldest garden in Britain.... Read more

Visit The Britannia

The Britannia

It is one of the most famous ships in the world! The Britannia has served the British royal family for 44 years. It was built at the John Brown yards in Clydebank (Scotland) and measures 127 meters in length. It was baptized by Queen Elizabeth II on March 16, 1953. It is currently anchored in the... Read more

Visit The Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge

This railway bridge was built to span the estuary of the Forth River, 14 km from Edinburgh. It made it possible to connect the province of Fife to Edinburgh and to avoid several hours of travel between these two places. It is still in operation, as passenger and freight trains pass there every day.... Read more

Visit Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House

The imposing house is to the south of the Scottish capital. The residence was built on a house built between 1699 and 1701 by the Scottish architect Sir William Bruce. A few years later, between 1721 and 1748, the house was enlarged to make it a grand palace by William Adam. The estate extends over... Read more

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