Official Guide to Edinburgh

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Discover Edinburgh and its attractions from the comfort of your own home with some of these unique digital experiences:

Camera Obscura

Travel to Edinburgh ‘virtually’ and enjoy Camera Obscura from home with their collection of ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos and images of Edinburgh during lockdown available on their Facebook page.

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Edinburgh World Heritage

Explore Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns online with Edinburgh World Heritage's interactive map. Learn about streets, buildings and monuments.

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Surgeons' Hall Museum

Discover Edinburgh's unique contribution to surgical practice via the Surgeons Hall’s online collection and take a virtual tour of the museums galleries.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Take a virtual tour of the The Queen's official residence in Scotland, The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Explore the Morning Drawing Room, Kings Bedchamber and The Great Stair. You can also lift your spirits by listening to some of the traditional Scottish songs that have been performed in the Palace recently. 

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Edinburgh Zoo

Watch the animals at Edinburgh Zoo on live webcams. See the pandas, penguins, tigers and koalas and lions as they go about their day.

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Invisible Cities

Tour Edinburgh from the comfort of your own home with Invisible Cities' guided virtual tour experience.

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The National Museum of Scotland

Take a stroll around the museum's permanent galleries, viewing around 20,000 objects on display.

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St Giles’ Cathedral

Founded in about 1124, St Giles’ pre-dates most of the Old Town. Experience the stunning interior of this ancient building for yourself. 

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Dovecot Studios

Housed in the former Infirmary Street Baths, Dovecot Studios is located in a unique building in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town.

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National Galleries of Scotland

Explore the online collection of artworks dating from the early Renaissance to the present day. 

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Edinburgh Castle

Learn more about the castle's history and secrets.

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