1 Edinburgh Castle 2 Whiskey Heritage 3 Camera Obscura
4 The Hub 5 Gladstone Land 6 Writers Museaum
7 Last Public Hanging 8 St. Giles 9 Festival Office
10 City Chambers 11 Mary Kings CLose 12 Tron Church
13 Museaum of Childhood 14 Scottish Experience 15 John Knox House
16 Canongate Tolbooth 17 Museum of Edinburgh 18 People's Story
19 Scottish Parliament 20 Whitehouse Close 21 Holyrood Palace
Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle


Where Top of Royal Mile
When Daily 09.30 - 18.00 ( summer) 09.30 - 17.00 ( winter)
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
whisky

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre


WhereCastlehill
When Daily 09.30 - 18.00 (later in summer)
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35

Camera Obscura/Outlook Tower


WhereCastlehill
When Daily 09.30 - 18.00 (later in summer)
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
outlook

The Hub Edinburgh's Festival Centre


WhereCastlehill
When Daily 08.00 - 11.00 (later during festivals)
Price Prices for events vary
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
racastle
racastle

Gladstone's Land


WhereLawnmarket
When Daily ( april to 30th Oct only) 10.00 - 17.00
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35

Writers Museaum


WhereLawnmarket
When Daily ( april to 30th Oct only) 10.00 - 17.00
Price Sorry have not got prices yet
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
The writers museaum celebrates our famous Scottish literary greats such as Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott

Last Public Hanging


WhereCorner of High St & George IV Bridge
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
There are 2 little brass plates set in the street. A little plaque on the wall informs us that the last public hanging in Edinburgh took place here

St. Giles Cathedral


WhereHigh Street
When Daily 09.00 - 17.00 Sun 13.00 - 17.00
Price Free but Donations are always welcomed
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh

Festival Fringe Offfice


WhereHigh Street opposite City Chambers
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
This is the place to get your tickets for most events during August

City Chambers


WhereHigh Street opposite Festival Fringe Office
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
This lovely building is where the great works of the city used to take place
Mary Kings CLose Mary Kings Close
WhereHigh Street
>When Daily 10.00 - 21.00 Sun ( APR-OCT )
When Daily 10.00 - 16.00 Sun ( NOV-MAR )
How to get thereBus 1,6,34,35
Mary King's Close is a range of closes and spaces that lie hidden beneath Edinburgh's City Chambers. This is a historically accurate interpretation of life in the city from the 16th - 19th century.
Booking ahead is advisory

The Tron Kirk


The Tron Kirk stands at the junction of North Bridge and The Royal Mile. It has been witness to many a Hogmany celebration as the traditional gathering place of Edinburgh folk at New Year. The Edinburgh Street party is now much more popular. the Tron Kirk gets its name from the salt-tron, a public weighing beam which used to be located outside the church. It is now a visitors centre where ongoing excavations are taking place.
Tron
As we move from the upper High St. to the lower High St. we cross over the junction of the North & South Bridge, locally known as the Bridges. The North Bridge ( closest to Princes St. ) opened in 1772, was widened in 1876 and reconstructed in 1877. It is the most outstanding of the city's viaducts and spans the ravine between the New Town and Old Town. After the completion of North Bridge the next stage in the great series of civic improvements which transformed the city during the late eighteenth century was the construction of South Bridge across the ravine of the Cowgate. Beneath the 19 arches lie a set of underground passageways and chambers. Once used as workshops, houses and storage, these atmospheric, candlelit areas contain wine cellars, carved stones and soaring arches.Part of this area was devistated by fire and we await "the cooncil's" choice of what will replace the buildings leading from the cowgate to the surface & above of the South Bridge.
Another wee snippet of interest ( at least it interested me ) is about The Royal Mile Tavern just opposit the Museum of Childhood. It was built on this site in the early 1800s following a fire which destroyed the original tenement block.
At the height of the fire the building collapsed, trapping many families inside. A rescue mission ensued to release the trapped victims. With all know people accounted for the rescuers decided to call off the search for any more survivors.As they were leaving the site a faint cry was heard
"Heave awa' lads, am no deid yet!"
Following more digging a young boy by the name of Jamie McGregor was pulled free of the rubble.

Museum of Childhood


WhereHigh Street
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00
Price Free but there is an opportunity to make donations and/or puchase gifts
How to get thereBus 34,35
Edinburgh Museum Of Childhood

The Scottish Experience


I have to admit I have never been to this attraction nor do I have any information about it.
I promise i will fix this soon
Edinburgh's John Knox House

John Knox's House


WhereHigh Street
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00
How to get thereBus 1,6
A wee page on John Knox is presented for your perusal.
As we cross over the junction with St. Mary St./Jeffery St. the High Street becomes the Canongate in the second last street of the Royal Mile.

The Tolbooth


WhereHigh Street
As the name suggests this was where the tolls were paid to enter into Edinburgh. The tower is still there as is the nice wee pub underneath.

The Peoples Story


WhereHigh Street beside tolbooth
When Daily 10.00 - 17.00
See life as it was lived by the majority ofEdinburgh's citizens in the not too distant past. This exhibit is free and a great prod to the memory of some older folk and a revelation to our machine driven kids of today.
The Tolbooth Edinburgh
I'll get a picture soon i promise

Museum Of Edinburgh


WhereHigh Street
The story of Edinburgh from its pre-historic befinnings up to present day. A very informative visit.

The Scottish Parliament Building


This is surely the new "disgrace of Edinburgh" as the Calton Hill site is at least good on the eye. There will be lots of discussion as the the 'merits' of this building. It has some of the best views in Edinburgh and its very close to Holyrood park. You cant miss it as you walk down to the 'foot of the mile'

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