Road map of Edinburgh. Where is Edinburgh on the map

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Road map of Edinburgh

Where is Edinburgh on the map of Scotland

Road map of Edinburgh. Free detailed road map of Edinburgh  with  popular tourist attractions. Large scale map of Edinburgh city surrounding area, Great Britain

Road map of Edinburgh. Free detailed road map of Edinburgh  with  popular tourist attractions

Edinburgh

One of Europe's most beautiful cities and the proud capital of Scotland, Edinburgh lies amid craggy heights. Arthur's Seat, a striking volcanic mountain, provides breathtaking vistas over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. Towering over the city is the dramatic silhouette of the Castle with the lofty buildings of the medieval Old Town stretching down below it along the Royal Mile in a labyrinth of dark, narrow streets and alleys. North of the castle, the New Town's elegant streets and crescents are lined with Georgian houses and the classical buildings which give it its nickname, 'the Athens of the North'. A lively city with a diverse cultural identity, Edinburgh boasts an impressive selection of museums and the annual summer Edinburgh International Festival of Arts, which has helped to spread the city's fame world wide.

 

CANONGATE TOLBOOTH [p330 E4] A former tollhouse is home to the social history exhibition, The People's Story.

 

CLAN TARTAN CENTRE [D3]

An extensive collection of clans is shown here and visitors can trace their Scottish heritage.

 

EDINBURGH CASTLE [p330 B3] Perched on Castle Rock is Edinburgh Castle. The oldest part is St Margaret's Chapel, of the 12th century. Highlights include the Mons Meg cannon, the Scottish Crown Jewels and The Stone of Destiny.

 

EDINBURGH ZOO [C2] Set in beautiful hillside parkland, Edinburgh Zoo has over 1,000 species of animals.

 

GEORGIAN HOUSE [p330 A4]

An elegant Charlotte Square house dating from the late 18th century is lavishly furnished in period style.

 

GLADSTONE'S LAND [p330 C3] This six-storey merchant's house of 1620 has an arcaded ground floor. The interior has been furnished in period style.

 

GREYFRIARS KIRK [p330 C3]

Outside the church, named after a medieval friary that once stood on the site, is a statue of Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye terrior who guarded his owner's grave for 14 years.

 

JOHN KNOX HOUSE [p330 D4] Knox was the father of Scottish Presbyterianism and his home, on the Royal Mile, is dedicated to his life and work.

 

LADY STAIR'S HOUSE [p330 C3] The home of an 18th-century socialite is now the Writer's Museum which commemorates Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson.

 

MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD [p330 D3] The museum has a vast collection of historic toys, dolls and games.

 

MUSEUM OF EDINBURGH [p330 E4] The city's principal museum on local history contains Edinburgh silver and Scottish pottery.

 

NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND [p330 C4] A neoclassical building has a large collection of notable Scottish art and works by Monet and Turner.

 

OUR DYNAMIC EARTH [p330 F4] Special effects and the latest technology tell the story of the planet.

 

OUTLOOK TOWER [p330 C3]

The observation tower, commonly known as Camera Obscura, uses revolving mirrors to create panoramic city views.

 

PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE Ip330 F4]

The 1498 palace is linked with Mary, Queen of Scots, whose secretary was murdered here. It is the official Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN

[C3] Started as a physic garden at Holyrood Palace in 1670, it later moved and now holds over 2000 species, with a collection of rhododendrons and tropical greenhouses.

 

ROYAL MUSEUM/MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND [p330 D3J A

grand Victorian mansion and its modern neighbour house displays on archaeology, the arts and Scotland's history.

 

ROYAL OBSERVATORY [C2]

The interactive science displays include one of Scotland's largest telescopes.

 

ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY [p330 C4] Originally opened in 1826 and now refurbished. The building is linked by an underground mall to the National Gallery.

 

ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

[D3] After 44 years of service, the ship is now moored in the port of Leith. There are tours and displays on its history.

 

ST GILES CATHEDRAL [p330 D31 The High Kirk is noted for its famous spire, fine stained glass and Thistle Chapel.

 

SCOTCH WHISKY HERITAGE CENTRE [p330 C3J Tours in barrel cars tell the history of Scotland's most famous drink.

 

SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART [C2] A neo-classical building houses 20th-century art, with works by Picasso and Hockney.

 

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY [p330 C5] The gallery has portraits of famous Scottish figures, from Robert Burns to Sean Connery.

 

SCOTT MONUMENT [p330 C4] The ornate 1884 spire depicts characters from Scott's novels and historical figures.