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Guide To Holidaying In Edinburgh

A guide by Tasha Sewell

Edinburgh This is a really happening place with something for everyone. It is situated north of the Border region and sandwiched between East Lothian, Mid Lothian and West Lothian on the south coast of the Firth of Forth.

War and military service have touched the lived of many Scots, leaving their mark on Scottish history, image and reputation abroad. Here, in the grand setting of Edinburgh Castle you can explore over 400 years of Scottish military experiences. Stories of courage and determination, victory and defeat, heroics and heartbreak are what you will find here!

The Royal Museum in Edinburgh houses international collections of decorative art, the natural world, science and industry.

Edinburgh Zoo is vast, with over 1000 animals to see, who wouldn't want to go? It is a must for any family day out whether local of travelling from afar. Including hilltop safari rides, play areas, restaurants, gift shops and an extended list of events and activities there is plenty to keep every member of the family happy.

Why not travel through the Earth's past, present and future and learn loads of fascinating facts. Starting from the beginning of time, wander through a tropical rainforest, experience the chill of polar ice and discover how every decision you make may affect your planets' future!

Scare yourself while experiencing the sinister and darker side of Scotland's gruesome past in one of Edinburgh's most famous horror attractions. Travel through the dark caverns of the dungeons, but be brave because you are likely to stumble across scenes of torture, mutilation, grave robbers, cannibals and executioners along your way!

The National Museum of Scotland consists of endless activities and events for everyone. Loads of museums including the National Museum of Flight and National Museum of Scotland.

Bored of walking around the city to take in the sites? Hop on the 'Horrible Histories' city tour bus. Terry Deary teams up with Lothian buses to bring to you a day out you will never forget! It has just been updated with new commentary, which will keep you on the edge of your seats, and will appeal to the child in all of us.

Fancy seeing some wildlife in the heart of a city? Visit the Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World. Discover a world of frogs, butterflies, insects and thousands of other creatures and exotic plants only here. As you walk through the indoor tropical rainforest you will be able to 'meet the beasties' at daily handling sessions, feed the snakes or face your fears at 'phobia breaking' sessions! A truly unique experience that is sure to thrill the entire family.

The Museum of Childhood is a treasure house for childhood past of present! A place crammed full of toys and games that have entertained children from all over the world for centuries! And you can take the kids along too!

Take a seat on the Edinburgh City Cycle Tour to get a unique view of the city. Something for the whole family and all you have to do is follow your tour guide and decide on where to stop for lunch.

The easiest way to tour Edinburgh is to organise yourself a city pass, then you can really plan your trip!

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