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Top Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Treaty of Edinburgh

The Treaty of Edinburgh (also known as the Treaty of Leith) was a treaty drawn up on 5 July 1560 between the Commissioners of Queen Elizabeth of England with the assent of the Scottish Lords of the Congregation, and the French representatives of King Francis II of France (husband of Mary Queen of Scots) to formally conclude the Siege of Leith and replace the Auld Alliance with France with a new Anglo-Scottish accord, while maintaining the peace between England and France agreed by the Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis.

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park (also called the Queen's Park or King's Park depending on the reigning monarch's gender) is a royal park in central Edinburgh, Scotland about a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. It has an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, basalt cliffs, and patches of whin (gorse) providing a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape within its 650-acre (260 ha) area.

Royal Yacht Britannia - A Top Tourist Attraction in Edinburgh

The official Royal Yacht Britannia website provides a unique insight into the history of the yacht, planning your visit, evening events and online shopping.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, holds the national collection of modern art. When opened in 1960, the collection was held in Inverleith House, at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Home

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is a world-renowned scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Palm House in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Non Departmental Public Body overview Formed 1670 (in Holyrood Park) 1820 (moved to current Inverleith site) Preceding agencies 1. the country's first physic garden, near Holyrood Abbey, in Holyrood Park 2. a site at the head of the Nor Loch, now the site of Waverley Station 3.


Inchcolm (from the Scottish Gaelic "Innis Choluim", possibly meaning Columba's Island) is an island in the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Repeatedly attacked by English raiders during the Wars of Scottish Independence, it was fortified during both World Wars to defend nearby Edinburgh. Inchcolm now attracts visitors to its former Augustine Abbey.

Outlook Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, formerly known as the Outlook Tower is a building in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the Castlehill section of the Royal Mile next to Edinburgh Castle. Its origins began on Calton Hill where Maria Theresa Short formed an exhibition observatory some time before 1851.

Gilmerton Cove - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Popular theories are that it was used as a drinking den for local gentry, a Covenanters refuge, and a smugglers' lair. Extensive archaeological and historical research has failed to resolve the mystery. In 2007, the documentary television series Cities of the Underworld featured Gilmerton Cove in the episode Scotland's Sin City which postulates that the Cove was linked to a nearby Hellfire Club building via a secret passage.

Princes Street

Princes Street is one of the major thoroughfares in central Edinburgh, Scotland, and its main shopping street. It is the southernmost street of Edinburgh's New Town, stretching around 1 mile (1.6 km) from Lothian Road in the west to Leith Street in the east.

Edinburgh Princes Street railway station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Princes Street Station was a mainline railway station which stood at the west end of Princes Street, in Edinburgh, Scotland, for almost 100 years. A temporary station was opened in 1870, with construction of the main station commencing in the 1890s. The station was closed completely in 1965 and largely demolished in 1969-70.

Calton Hill

Calton Hill (archaically spelt Caltoun or Caldoun and also known as "the Calton Hill"), is a hill in central Edinburgh, Scotland, just to the east of Princes Street and is included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Views of, and from, the hill are often used in photographs and paintings of the city.


Craigmillar ( Scottish Gaelic: Creag a' Mhuilleir), from the Gaelic Crag Maol Ard, meaning 'High Bare Rock', is an area of Edinburgh, Scotland about 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of the city centre, with Duddingston to the north and Newcraighall to the east.

Dominion Cinema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Dominion Cinema is an independent Streamline Moderne cinema located in the Edinburgh suburb of Morningside. It was opened on 31 January 1938. It was designed by architect Thomas Bowhill Gibson.

Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The poem names Din Eidyn as a hill fort ( Din meaning " dun") in the territory of the Gododdin. The change in nomenclature, from Din Eidyn to Edinburgh, reflects changes in the local language from Cumbric to Old English, the Germanic language of the Anglian kingdom of Bernicia that permeated the area from the mid-7th century and is regarded as the ancestor of modern Scots.




Leith has long been regarded as Edinburgh's port. It lies on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, in the unitary local authority of the City of Edinburgh. Leith was first referred to by name in the charter authorising the construction of Holyrood Abbey, and it officially became Edinburgh's port in 1329 when Robert I transferred control to the magistrates and citizens of Edinburgh.

Leith Waterworld

Leith Waterworld was a leisure pool in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. It was built on the site of the former Leith Central railway station. It was the only pool in Edinburgh with flumes, and there was also a fast river run. It was closed in January 2012 in order to save funds for the Royal Commonwealth Pool's renovation and re-opening.

Leith Festival

The Leith Festival is an arts festival held in Leith, Scotland and takes place mainly in the EH6 and EH7 postcodes of Edinburgh which cover the old burgh of Leith. It is a community based festival that takes place annually. It is run by the Leith Festival Association which is a Ltd Company and a recognised Scottish Charity.

Sculpture in Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sculpture in Scotland includes all visual arts operating in three dimensions in the borders of modern Scotland. Durable sculptural processes traditionally included carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material), in stone, metal, clay, wood and other materials. In the modern era were joined by assembly by welding, modelling, moulding and casting.