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National War Museum of Scotland

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Address: Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 300 123 6789
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Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost...

Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost and won are told through military artefacts and personal collections. Find out about the life of Scots at war, from the First World War trenches to the Home Front, and learn how conflicts, both at home and abroad, have shaped Scotland's image and reputation over the centuries.

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You are likely be be there, anyway.

Since this museum is at Edinburgh Castle, and is one of the building you can enter, you might as well experience it, anyway. There are several of the kilt uniforms, weapons... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Norman, OK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since this museum is at Edinburgh Castle, and is one of the building you can enter, you might as well experience it, anyway. There are several of the kilt uniforms, weapons, history and art on display, and a visit need no consume a large amount of time, so it us worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you aren't inclined toward the military, you should take the time to explore this museum within the castle. It's extremely well put together with loads and loads of Scottish history.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing collection of war memorabilia and a fascinating insight into the history of some of our best regiments. The only down side my partner and I found was the displays were a bit dark and the information on the cards was not easy to read or illegible. This we put down to both needing to wear reading... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum offers an insight into Scottish military history. Worth taking a walk around it if you are up visiting the castle. Admission is free with entrance to the Castle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it is part of the castle entry fee, it would be remiss not to at least take a look inside I thought. I'm so glad I did. There was lots of detailed history along with artefacts that told all about the often violent history of the Scots and their proud heritage. It easily filled about an hour and twenty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I watched Brave Heart and learnt something about the courage of the Scots. Having visited this Museum, I had a better image of the Scot history and its pride. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History lovers will like this place we can see the old and antique pieces of swords, coats, shoes, and other army items are exhibited here. People should really like this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating insight into Scottish military history, although seemingly more geared towards the Army rather than the other services, however very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well presented memorial/history of the conflicts, and people who fought in them. You could spend an hour and a half here easily, but 30 minutes will open your eyes and enrich your knowledge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Castle (one of must see options) this is easy and handy to combine in your trip by walking. Many interesting details from different decades and full of history, so to better undestand how it has formed towards nowadays.

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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