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Places to visit

Edinburgh’s New Town

Edinburgh’s New Town

The New Town, a central area of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is often considered to be a masterpiece of city planning. Although still referred to as the New Town, it was built in stages between 1765 and around 1850, …

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Edinburgh botanic garden was founded in 1670 at St. Anne’s Yard, near Holyrood Palace, by Dr. Robert Sibbald and Dr. Andrew Balfour. It is the second oldest botanic garden in Britain after Oxford’s. In 1763, the garden’s collections were …

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo, formerly the Scottish National Zoological Park, is an 82-acre (33 ha) non-profit zoological park in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The land lies on the south facing slopes of Corstorphine Hill, from which it provides extensive views of the city. Built in 1913, and owned by …

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age (2nd century AD), …

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