The Best Historical Sites You Can't Miss in Edinburgh

The Best Historical Sites You Can't Miss in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (B)

To discover Scotland's past, one must visit Edinburgh, the epicenter of many (tragic) historic events. Whether in search of ghosts, literary inspirations or wartime landmarks, Edinburgh is filled with plenty of stories and sites of it's ancient past. Old Town is where it all began, but even in New Town there is plenty of history to explore. Traces of human history in Edinburgh date back to 8500BC, and experienced various settlements during the Iron and Bronze Age. From ancient to recent history, here are the top historical sites to explore in Edinburgh. 

This is the heart of Edinburgh. With so many unique and historical sites, you can't help but experience the true essence of Scottish culture on this street. Start at the castle and slowly make way discovering each alleyway. Trust me, there's something to be explored in each one. So many people zip up and down and spend time at the tourist shops without actually exploring or reading the plaques on the wall about what once happened in that spot.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Best Historical Sites You Can't Miss in Edinburgh
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/the-best-historical-sites-you-cant-miss-in-edinburgh-scotland
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Royal Mile and Castle Rock
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Grassmarket District
  • Cowgate Street
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Old Calton Burial Grounds
  • Canongate Kirk
  • Scott Monument
  • The Writer’s Museum
  • Makar’s Court
  • Heart of Midlothian
  • St. Gile's Cathedral

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