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Address, contact information

Located at the junction of the Royal Mile and North Bridge
Tel: +44 0131 201637

Opening times

April - May:
Thursday-Sunday: 10am - 5pm
June-Sept:
Daily 10am - 7pm

Edinburgh Festival Headquarters - The Hub

Address, contact information

Castlehill
Edinburgh
EH1 2NE
Tel: +44 0131 473 2001

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

Address, contact information

354 Castlehill
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Tel: +44 0131 220 0441
Official website: Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

Opening times

The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre is open 7 days a week, 364 days a year, closed Christmas Day

May - September: 9.30am-6.30pm
October - April: 10am-6pm

Entrance fees, tickets

Adults: £8.50
Senior / Disabled: £6.50
Students: £6.50
Children: £6.40
Family ticket: £19.95

St Giles Cathedral

Address, contact information

Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE
Tel: +44 0131 225 9442
Official website: St. Giles On-Line

Opening times

May - September:
Monday - Friday: 9am-7pm;
Saturday: 9am-5pm;
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

October - April:
Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm;
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Tickets, entrance fee

Admission free, suggested donation of £1

Photography
In order to take pictures inside St Giles Cathedral you must purchase a photo permit. This costs £1 and you can use it to take pictures inside Thistle Chapel as well.

Scottish Parliament Building at Holyrood

Address, Contact information

Visitor Services
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: +44 0131 348 5200
Official website: Visiting Holyrood

Opening times

Tuesday-Thursday: 9.00am-7.00pm
Weekends: 10.00am-16.00
Mondays, Fridays and every weekday when Parliament is in recess:
April - October: 10.00am-6.00pm
November - March: 10.00am-4.00pm

It is possible that on occasions the Parliament may be closed to visitors due to security reasons.

Tickets, entrance fees

Visiting the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood is free but you can choose to take a guided tour:
Adults: £3.50
Concessions: £1.75
Children under 5: Free

Real Mary King's Close

Address, contact information

2 Warriston's Close, Writers' Court
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1PG
Tel: +44 08702 430 160
Official website: Real Mary King's Close

Opening times

April - October:
Sunday - Saturday: 10am-9pm

November - March:
Sunday - Friday: 10am-4pm;
Saturday: 10am-9pm

Entrance fees, tickets:
Adults: £7.25
Children: £5
Family: £22.50
Student: £6.25
Concession: £6.25

Spirit of the Tattoo

Address, contact information

555 Castlehill,
The Royal Mile,
Edinburgh,
EH1 2ND
Tel: +44 0131 225 9661

Opening times

April - October:
Monday-Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5m

Entrance fees, tickets

Free entry

Tartan Weaving Mill Exhibition

Address, contact information

Geoffrey (Tailor)'s Tartan Weaving Mill & Exhibition
Edinburgh Old Town Weaving Co.,
555 Castlehill,
The Royal Mile,
Edinburgh,
EH1 2ND
Official website: Tartan Weaving Mill

Opening times

April - October:
Monday-Saturday: 9am - 6.30pm
Sunday: 10am - 6.30pm

November - March:
Monday-Saturday: 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 10am - 5.30pm

Tours are only conducted Monday to Friday

Entrance fees, tickets

Adults: £4.50
Concession: £3.50
Children: £2.50

Camera Obscura

Address, contact information

Castlehill
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 2ND
Tel: +44 0131 226 3709
Official website: Camera Obscura

Opening times

Camera Obscura is open 7 days a week

July & August: 9.30am-7.30pm
September & October: 9.30am-6pm
November - March: 10am-7pm
April - June: 9.30am-6pm

Entrance fees, tickets

Adults: £6.45
Senior: £5.15
Students: £5.15
Children: £4.15

Gladstone's Land

Address, contact information

477B Lawnmarket
Edinburgh EH1 2NT
Tel: +44 0131 226 3709

Opening times

Gladstone's Land is open 7 days a week

Good Friday - 30 June: 10am-5pm
September - October: 10am-5pm
July - August: 10am-7pm

Entrance fees, tickets

Adults: £5
Family: £14
Concession: £4

The People's Story

Address, contact information

Canongate Tolbooth
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH8 8BN

Opening times

January - December:
Monday - Saturday: 10am-5pm
During Edinburgh Festival:
Sunday: 2pm-5pm

Entrance fees, tickets

Free entry

Museum of Childhood

Address, contact information

Canongate
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1TG
Tel: +44 0131 529 4142

Opening times

January - December:
Monday - Saturday: 10am-5pm
July & August:
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Entrance fees, tickets

Free entry

The Writers Museum and Makars Court

Address, contact information

Lady Stair's Close
Lawnmarket
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 2PA
Tel: +44 0131 529 4901

Opening times

January - December:
Monday - Saturday: 10am-5pm
During Edinburgh Festival:
Sunday: 2pm-5pm

Entrance fees, tickets

Free entry

Brass Rubbing Centre

Address, contact information

Trinity Apse
Chalmers Close
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1SS
Tel: +44 0131 556 4364

Opening times

April - September:
Monday - Saturday: 10am-5pm
During Edinburgh Festival:
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Entrance fees, tickets

Free entry

Our Dynamic Earth

Address, contact information

Holyrood Road
Edinburgh
EH8 8AS
Tel: +44 0131 550 7800
Official website: Our Dynamic Earth

Opening times

November - March:
Wednesday - Sunday: 10am-5pm
April - October:
Monday - Sunday: 10am-5pm
July & August
Monday - Sunday: 10am-6pm

Entrance fees, tickets

Adults: £8.95
Senior: £5.45
Family: £16.50
Student / Disabled: £6.50

The information on this page was last checked for accuracy in October 2009. Please check with each attraction for up to date information.

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