Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Road
Edinburgh EH16 4SY

A well preserved medieval castle, Craigmillar has a tower house, courtyard and gardens. Craigmillar's story is linked with that of Mary Queen of Scots.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh EH3

This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. Collections: The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny and the famous 15th-century gun Mons Meg.

Georgian House

7 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4DR

The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape from the cramped, squalid conditions of Edinburgh's Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town.

Gladstone's Land

477b Lawnmarket
Edinburgh EH1 2NT

Step back in time to bustling and turbulent 17th century Edinburgh. Explore Thomas Gladstone's land to discover the lives of his tenants and experience what life was really like in Edinburgh's old town 400 years ago.

Holyrood Abbey & Abbey Strand - Historic Scotland

Edinburgh EH7 5TT

The ruined nave of the 12th and 13th century abbey church, built for Augustinian canons. Abbey and palace administered by the Lord Chamberlain.

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park Education Centre, 1 Queen's Drive
Edinburgh EH8 8HG

Holyrood Park sits in the centre of Edinburgh and encompasses numerous archaeological sites, an ancient volcano (Arthur's Seat) and a large diversity of wildlife.

Lauriston Castle

Cramond Road South
Edinburgh EH4 5QD

When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid. The castle and the collections it contains is one of Scotland's greatest gifts.

Nelson Monument

Calton Hill
Edinburgh EH1 3BJ

The Nelson Monument was built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Weather permitting, the Trafalgar flag signal 'England expects that every man will do his duty' is still flown on Trafalgar Day (21 October).

Palace of Holyroodhouse & The Queen's Gallery, The

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate
Edinburgh EH8 8DX

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history. The Palace is perhaps best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, and as the setting for many of the dramatic episodes in her turbulent reign.

Real Mary King's Close, The

2 Warriston's Close, High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG

Underneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh's deepest secret; a warren of underground streets and houses that has remained frozen in time since the 17th century. In the company of an expert guide, you can explore the site and experience what it was really like for people who lived, worked and died here.

Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland - RCAHMS

John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh EH8 9NX

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) collects, records and interprets information on the architectural, industrial, archaeological and maritime heritage of Scotland. We have been doing this for more than a hundred years, and our archive offers a unique insight into the special nature of Scotland's Places.

Scott Monument

East Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh EH2 2HG

The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott.

Scottish Archaeology & Heritage Festival

The Council for Scottish Archaeology, c/o National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF

A month-long festival celebrating Scotland's unique archaeological heritage. Under the co-ordination of the Council for Scottish Archaeology (CSA). Over 100 events are on offer each September.

Scottish National War Memorial

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh EH1 2YT

The National War Memorial for Scotland, established by Royal Charter to commemorate the sacrifice of Scots in the Great War, Second World War and subsequent conflicts. The Memorial within Edinburgh Castle houses and displays the Rolls of Honour of Scots servicemen and women from all the Armed Services, the Dominions, Merchant Navy, Womens' Services, Nursing Services and Civilian casualties of war from 1914 to date.

Scottish Printing Archival Trust

3 Zetland Place
Edinburgh EH5 3HU

The Scottish Printing Archival Trust was formed in 1988 to con_serve 'know_ledge and examples of Scotland's print_ing her_it_age for the bene_fit of the public and print/media education'. The Trust pro_motes interest in the his_tory of the Scottish print_ing industry, which is one of Scotland's oldest. It does not hold any archival col_lec_tions itself, but works with vari_ous insti_tu_tions to ensure that print_ing archives and arte_facts are not lost.

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in Scotland

The Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street
Edinburgh EH3 6NX

Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has her own buildings traditions, architectural language and property laws, which are best dealt with locally.