Pleaces of interest in Edinburgh

You made a great choice to stay in our Edinburgh Hostel. We are absolutely slap bang in the centre of Edinburgh's action. You can see the Castle out of the hostel windows, and you are a short walk from the Dungeons, Dynamic Earth and lots more award winning attractions. Enjoy!

the edinburgh dungeon

Opened 13th April 2001 (spooky!), the Edinburgh Dungeons is a chamber of horrors reconstructing chapters in Scotland's book of the macabre, including Burke and Hare - the 19th Century body snatchers; and Mary Kings Close. The Dungeons is a scary treat indeed. Visit the Dungeon's official site.


 

 
 
 

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dynamic earth

This place is one of a kind. It tells the story of the planet, using very clever special effects and interactive technology. Visit the official site. Not to be missed!

edinburgh castle

Home of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh Castle stands proud on an inactive volcano. Centuries old, this is the visitors' favourite. View the castle webcam! to see a live webcam image of this majestic building.

holyrood palace

Where the Castle sits at the top end of the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace stands impressively at the other end. This Royal residence has seen many dramatic events in the history of Scotland dating back to 1498.

edinburgh zoo

The children's favourite. See the penguins! See the lions and tigers! See the elephants and much, much more! Here's a preview of what you can see. A great day out for the family!

royal museum of scotland

This fabulous museum was extended in 1998 to display the historic artifacts of Scotland. The museum also contains examples of wildlife, world history and science. Visit the museum's official site.

edinburgh ghost tours

Ever wanted to see what 18th century Edinburgh looked like? Now you can. Take a ghoulish walk in the underground vaults underneath the Old Town and learn about 18th Edinburgh, the rats and the plague. Can you feel those hairs on the back of your neck rise already? Visit the Mercat Tours site.

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walkabout scotland

Walking holidays in Scotland, plus day walking tours from Edinburgh. Explore the beautiful mountains of Scotland with the extremely knowledgable and experienced guides of walkabout Scotland. Trips for all abilities and ages, from the Isle of Arran through to the Highlands of Scotland. Find out about walking holidays in Scotland.

heart of Scotland tours

Day bus tours from Edinburgh around the most famous parts of Scotland including Loch Ness, Stirling, the Wallace Monument, Loch Lomond and beyond. Also new for 2004 - bespoke tours - put together your perfect trip and heart of Scotland tours will facilitate it for you with their expert local knowledge. Heart of Scotland Tours site.

Adrian's Edinburgh City Cycle Tour

Take one of Adrian's Edinburgh Tours by bicycle for an entertaining and informative guide to Edinburgh.See everything the city centre has, by bike - Monuments, Squares, Edinburgh Castle & much more in just half a day. The cycling is non-strenuous - no fitness is required!

Wild in Scotland!

Fun, friendly and active tours for backpackers and young travellers. Great routes, great guides and great value. C'mon check this out!!

Corporate Entertainment Scotland

Try Amazing Days Scotland for brilliant adventures in great style.

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