We have teamed up with Rabbie’s Tours, to offer discounted rates on all their Edinburgh City and Scotland-wide tours. The discount is on offer 2 weeks prior to, and 2 weeks post the World Angus Forum Dates. Please use the promo code: WAF1280 to get 5% off your tour. To access the discount, please enter the promotional code at the payment stage of booking online
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Scotland’s People Centre
Research your Scottish ancestry in Scotland’s largest family history centre
Have you ever wondered about your Scottish ancestors? What they did and how they lived? The Scotland’s People Centre can help you find the answers to these questions. The Scotland’s People Centre provides easy access to Scottish Family History records such as birth, marriage and death records, wills, census records and coats of arms. Searching is quick and easy using modern computer technology to bring the records to you in an instant at over 150 search places. Staff are in hand to provide help and guidance. Find royalty, famous people, and ordinary folk. All in the splendour of General Register House and New Register House. Take time out from your family history research to visit our cafe, and shop for gift ideas, books, and other mementos.
Address: 2 Princes St, Edinburgh EH1 3YY
Opening times: For new visitors to the Centre, there are a limited number of free introductory taster sessions weekdays from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00. Search rooms are open weekdays from 09:00 to 16:30
Price: £15 for full or part day.
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National Museum of Scotland
Fire up your imagination at the National Museum of Scotland, one of the UK’s top 10 visitor attractions. The diverse collections take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and the wonders of nature and world cultures – all under one roof. Visit the roof top garden which boasts truly stunning panoramic views as well as artworks by Andy Goldsworthy and a selection of Scottish flora.
Address: Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
Opening times: Daily, 10am-5pm
Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The park’s highest point is Arthur’s Seat, a dormant volcano, which sits 251m above sea level giving an excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago. With its diverse range of flora and geology Holyrood Park is also site of Special Scientific Interest. Within the park you can also visit St Anthony’s Chapel – a 15th century medieval chapel, Salisbury Crags – a series of dramatic cliff faces that dominate Edinburgh’s skyline, and Duddingston Loch – a fresh water loch rich in bird life.
The Scottish Parliament
Catalonian architect Enric Miralles’ controversial but award-winning building at the bottom of The Royal Mile will always start a debate. There is a permanent exhibition about the Scottish Parliament, free guided tours (booking recommended) are on offer, and, if you are keen to see politics in action, you can book tickets to attend committee meetings or debates. Entry to the Parliament and Guided Tours are free. Tours last about one hour and include aspects of the parliament’s architecture and design, how parliament works, and an art collection
Address: Canongate, EH99 1SP
Opening times: Mon, Fri, Sat, 10am-5pm; Tue, Wed, Thu, 9am-6.30pm. Check website for opening times when Parliament is in recess
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Only 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre, The Botanics captures the imagination of everyone who visits and is world renowned for its horticultural excellence. Over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds provide a tranquil haven just one mile from the city centre. There are guided garden walks from the John Hope Gateway and exhibitions in 18th-century Inverleith House.
Address: entrances on Inverleith Row (East Gate) and Arboretum Place (West Gate and John Hope Gateway)
Opening times: 10am – 6pm