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Free Things To Do in Edinburgh

If you have extra time, National Museum of Scotland is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Edinburgh
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    #1 in Edinburgh
    Hiking, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Hiking, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Arthur's Seat, located in the verdant Holyrood Park, affords one of the best views of the city. Standing 800 feet above sea level, Arthur's Seat is the highest point in the park, providing panoramic views of the sea and nearby sites, including attractions like Edinburgh Castleand the Scott Monument. If you're

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    Calton Hill
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    #2 in Edinburgh
    Hiking, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Hiking, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    If you're like the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, you might enjoy the view from Calton Hill; this spot was a favorite of his. One of the most popular vantage points for photo ops (and included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage site distinction), Calton Hill affords a majestic panorama of the

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    National Museum of Scotland
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    #3 in Edinburgh
    Museums, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Museums, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    IfEdinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht BritanniaandHolyroodhouse Palacedon't quench your thirst for some Scottish history, take a trip to the National Museum of Scotland. The museum houses a whopping 20,000 historical artifacts spread out through its numerous, diverse galleries. Here, visitors will find exhibits dedicated to art and design, the natural world

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    Royal Botanic Garden
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    #4 in Edinburgh
    Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    If you're looking for some peace and serenity after a long day on the Royal Mile, the Royal Botanic Garden is the perfect place to rest your feet. This garden, which covers 70 acres, brims with so much beautiful foliage you're likely to forget that you're in one of Scotland's

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    Royal Mile
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Stretching from the high-on-a-hill Edinburgh Castle to the Holyroodhouse Palace, the Royal Mile is both Old Town Edinburgh's main thoroughfare and one of the city's main streets. Here you'll find top attraction after top attraction, including theScotch Whisky Experienceand Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, as well as a big concentration

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