Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Edinburgh

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Edinburgh is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Edinburgh a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Edinburgh.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Edinburgh:

  1. Edinburgh Castle

    #1 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Edinburgh Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, War Memorial, Cemetery

    Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NG, United Kingdom

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Built in 1130 by David I, the castle featured prominently in the wars for the Independence of Scotland, and as such, maintains a number of old traditions. The Military Tattoo function in August includ...Read more

  2. Scottish Mining Museum

    #2 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Scottish Mining Museum

    Tags: Library, Mine, Specialty Museum

    Address: Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4QN, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Coal mining has an important part in the Scottish history, making the Scottish Mining Museum an important architecture of the country. Inaugurated in 1895, the museum, also known as the Lady Victoria ...Read more

  3. Calton Hill

    #3 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Calton Hill

    Tags: View Point, Monument, Architecture , Hill

    Address: Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    It’s location in the middle of Endinburgh makes it a very convenient destination. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hill offers fabulous views of Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat and the ...Read more

  4. Arniston House

    #4 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Arniston House

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Arniston House, Gorebridge EH23 4RY, United Kingdom

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Located in Midlothian, Edinburgh, the Arniston House has special historical significance. It was originally inhabited by the Knights Templar and then the Knight's of Saint John. It has four floors wit...Read more

  5. Hopetoun House

    #5 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Hopetoun House

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9SL, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Looking at this place, Marlinspike Hall comes to mind.A marvel of architecture, the Hopetoun House was the residence of the Earl of Hopetoun. The interior of the house reflects the aristocratic taste ...Read more

  6. Melrose Abbey

    #6 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Melrose Abbey

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Architecture , Monastery

    Address: Abbey St, Melrose TD6 9LG, UK

    The Melrose Abbey in Scotland’s Melrose is a medieval monastery that is now, in ruins but continues to remain a place of tourist attraction. Founded in the mid-12th century, the Melrose Abbey or...Read more

  7. Dunino Parish Church

    #7 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
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    Tags: Church

    Address: St Andrews KY16 8LU, UK

  8. St Giles' Cathedral

    #8 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
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    Tags: Church

    Address: High St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1RE, UK

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
  9. National Museum Of Scotland

    #9 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    National Museum Of Scotland

    Tags: Science Museum, Specialty Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The National Museum of Scotland was founded in 1985, and is seriously massive. Five incredible floors of attractions will keep you hooked for hours. The layout is almost addictive and stuffed with bit...Read more

  10. Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    #10 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Memorial, Photo Gallery

    Address: 1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    As the name suggest, Scottish National Portrait Gallery deals with many antique pictures and portraits of Scotland. The antique building of the museum dates us back to Gothic architecture with large w...Read more

  11. Scottish National Gallery

    #11 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Scottish National Gallery

    Tags: Art Gallery

    Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located at the central Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery boasts a huge collection of Art and artefacts of Scotland. Built on The Mound on Princes Street, it’s close to Hard Rock Cafe, so ...Read more

  12. Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    #12 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    Tags: Art Gallery, Garden, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8DX, United Kingdom

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Her Majesty The Queen of England’s official residence in Scotland, the palace was built in 1505 at the site of an abbey that exists to this day. Mary, Queen of Scots, stayed here. Over the years...Read more

  13. Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

    #13 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 30 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5DG, UK

    The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints is run by the diverse and unique Mormons who are bound with one another through the common belief in Christ. The Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is th...Read more

  14. Canongate Kirk

    #14 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
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    Tags: Church

    Address: 153 Canongate

  15. Rosslyn Chapel

    #15 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Edinburgh
    Rosslyn Chapel

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Chapel Loan, Roslin EH25 9PU, UK

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The majestic and historic Roseslyn Chapel, was found in 1446 on a small hill slope by the first earl of Caithness named William Sinclair to celebrate the Divine Office all the day through and to celeb...Read more

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