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  • Address: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD, Scotland
  • Hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm, Sun (during the Edinburgh Festival in August only): 12pm - 5pm. Closed Dec 25 - 26 and Jan 1 - 2
  • Admission: Free but donations welcome

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Museum of Edinburgh (Huntly House) Tours

It may not be the most spellbinding museum in town, but sentimentalists will love the Museum of Edinburgh, or Huntly House, just because it houses the collar and bowl of Greyfriars Bobby, that terrier symbol of devotion famous for sitting steadfastly on his master's grave. 

Once you've paid your tribute to these relics, make your way through a series of restored 16th and 17th-century townhouses to trace the history of Edinburgh from its earliest days as a prehistoric settlement, to its Roman occupation and medieval crafts. If you're into the decorative arts - glass, ceramics, clocks and the like - you're in for a treat. 

One of its most treasured artefacts is the National Covenant, a petition for religious freedom dating back to the 17th century; the museum also houses the original plans for the Georgian New Town, and the exhibitions run through to contemporary times.

Practical Info

Fittingly, the Museum of Edinburgh is located in the heart of the Old Town. Take Buses 35 or 36, or walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station.

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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Edinburgh, null

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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With great views from the open-top double-decker bus, strategically placed tour stops and an interesting audio commentary, this City Sightseeing tour is the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $21.33

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