National Library of Scotland

A Tourist Attractions in Edinburgh City Centre

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Established as the Advocate's Library in 1682, this became the National Library of Scotland under an Act of Parliament in 1925. This treasure house of books, manuscripts, music, maps, pamphlets and periodicals focuses on Scotland and the Scots, with over 8 million printed items, 18,500 current periodicals and 252 newspaper titles. Reading rooms are open for reference and research and exhibitions on a variety of Scottish themes are held all year round.. Mon/Tue & Thu/Fri 9:30 - 17:00 (20:00 during Festival) Wed 10:00 - 17:00 (20:00 during Festival) Sat 10:00 - 17:00 Sun 14:00 - 17:00 Free Shop, disabled access, refreshment room

National Library of Scotland

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Edinburgh City Centre

The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.