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The ultimate Edinburgh history and travel guide: things to do in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is one of the most historically fascinating cities in the world with notable events and quirky stories from Scotland's colourful past at every turn. Whether you have visited the city many times or are planning to visit Edinburgh for the first time, we have a selection of travel and history guides that will shed new light on the city and give you plenty of inspiration for things to do in Edinburgh… 

Our five most popular Edinburgh travel guides… 

Six quirky Edinburgh buildings you (probably) haven't noticed
Edinburgh World Heritage present their pick of six unusual Edinburgh buildings - from a bath house with Mary Queen of Scots connections to the city's smallest listed building. 

Edinburgh's Royal Mile - five historic sites you might have missed
Next time you're exploring Edinburgh's Royal Mile, keep a look out for these quirky historic sites that you might have missed.

Expert tips for taking photographs of Edinburgh buildings and landscapes
Photographer Ewan Barry shares some tips for taking stunning photographs of Edinburgh sites.

A history of Edinburgh pubs
Jack Gillon explores the history of pubs in Edinburgh, from upmarket inns where business was carried out in the 1700s, to the racier downmarket pubs patronised by members of notorious drinking clubs, before a new ‘golden age’ revolutionised Edinburgh’s pubs.

Five Edinburgh monuments you (probably) haven't noticed
Edinburgh is justly world renowned for its architecture and with so many places to explore in the city, it's easy to miss out on some hidden gems.

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