The Edinburgh Experience is housed in the historic City Observatory, which sits astride Calton Hill. This wonderful building ... More
The Edinburgh Experience
The Edinburgh Experience is housed in the historic City Observatory, which sits astride Calton Hill. This wonderful building was built in 1818 by the celebrated architect William Playfair. Nowadays, visitors can put on cardboard glasses and view a 20-minute 3-D multimedia extravaganza, showing images of Edinburgh and its dizzying sights. Take a journey through the history of Scotland's capital from its volcanic origins to the present day.
What an amazing Medieval city. My first night I took the haunted walking tour in order to get my bearings. Very complicated streets, and some of them turn out not to be streets once you get there, but stairwells! Remember the Northern summers, as the sun does not go down until about 10PM! I found my alarm clock unneccesary because the neighbor of my B&B was outside playing bagpipes every morning at 9AM sharp! In fact, you can hear them playing all day from somewhere... The people are friendly, it's affordable and the food is VERY good. So unlike England.
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