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  • Edinburgh Castle , Edinburgh
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    A major monument of Scottish heritage and one of the world's most striking fortresses, Edinburgh Castle dominates the city's skyline. Sitting
    Tickets from $22
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    National Museum of Scotland combines one museum on Scottish antiquities, culture, and history and another on technology, natural history, and
    Tours from $12
  • Royal Yacht Britannia , Edinburgh
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    Aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, see how the royals lived while on the water. Originally launched in 1953 and decommissioned in 1997, this luxur
    Tickets from $22
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    4.1
    Experience 17th-century Edinburgh by touring The Real Mary King's Close. This collection of underground alleyways features buildings dating b
    Tours from $25
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    Edinburgh Old Town , Edinburgh
    4.8
    Take a historical stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, the oldest part of Scotland’s capital. This neighborhood, a protected World Heritage Sit
    Tours from $13
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    Where to stay in Edinburgh

    Edinburgh hides a maze of cobbled streets dotted with boutique hotels offering inexpensive rooms and outstanding restaurants. Many of the city's Gothic buildings house chic hotels with easy access to most of the city’s main tourist sites. For a uniquely Scottish experience, consider staying in the famous old town. Despite being in this historical district, many hotels here feature contemporary decor with lots of glass walls and muted color schemes. They’re also known for offering spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and restaurants serving classic European cuisine, with a modern Scottish twist.
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