Museum of Scotland
The Museum of Scotland is a striking and impressive achievement, beautifully framed by its surroundings, by Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, and the landscape beyond. From the Museum's roof-top garden visitors will have an unrivalled view of the historical as well as architectural context of the new building. Edinburgh Castle , Greyfriars Kirk, the Scott Monument , the spires and pinnacles of the city, the sea, and the hills beyond interact with the new museum, reinforcing its role as a central point in the nation's heritage, a protector of Scotland 's treasures. In 1991 architects Benson + Forsyth were selected as winners of the architectural competition to design the new Museum of Scotland .
A majestic landmark which dominates the capital city's skyline just as it has dominated Scotland's long and colourful history. Edinburgh Castle is the best known and most visited of Historic Scotland's buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognisable fortress is a powerful national symbol, and part of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site. A rich mix of architectural styles reflects the castle's complex history and role as both stronghold and seat of Kings. The tiny St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh's oldest building, dates from the 1100s.
The Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh Centre in Scotland which now hosts touring music and musical concerts. Its capacity is 3,059, Stalls:1,519, Balcony:860 and Circle:680 making it the largest UK’s working theatre in terms of audience capacity.
The Granton Centre - Edinburgh
The Granton Centre is the major store for the National Museums of Scotland. Discover thousands of weird and wonderful objects all under one roof! Important conservation work is carried out, preparing many of these items for display in our six museums across Scotland. You can also find out about the Centre's vital role in saving scientific evidence for research. The Granton Centre is open for guided tours every Tuesday at 10.30am and 2pm. Visits must be booked at least a day in advance. There is ample free parking. There is a level entrance. A wheelchair is available for loan at no charge. Floors are accessible by lift. There is an adapted toilet. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
Welcome to Edinburgh Zoo, the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, commited to the highest standards of animal welfare, conservation and environmental education. In just one day, you can meet over 1,000 wonderful animals, in our beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of Edinburgh.And you can also enjoy a wide range of visitor facilities, from free Hilltop Safari rides to the top of the hill, children's play areas, restaurants, gift shops and masses of events and activities throughout the year. We want you to have a fantastic day out, so please choose from any of the options above to help you plan your visit.
Edinburgh is the breathtakingly beautiful capital of Scotland, an exciting place to visit at any time of year. Edinburgh offers you superb sightseeing, historic buildings to explore, quiet galleries and museums to intrigue you, thrilling new attractions to discover, serious shopping, a vast choice of excellent Restaurants, Bistros, Wine Bars, Pubs and Cafes, and nightlife to suit all tastes. When the Picts built a fort on a volcanic crag in the 5th century, to protect Scotland from the invading Angles of Northumberland, Edinburgh's history began. The present Castle, was built on the site by Michael Canmore (1057-93);his wife St. Margaret, built the chapel which you can still visit today.