Tag: edinburgh

  • Royal Scottish Academy

    The Royal Scottish Academy was established in 1826, and its primary function has always been to promote contemporary art originating from Scotland. The building that houses the academy was designed by William Henry Playfair and has recently been restored to ensure that this landmark building continues to stand proudly on Princess Street in Edinburgh. The architecture of the ...

  • Bourne Fine Art

    The Bourne Fine Art Gallery was established in 1978 and is still located on Dundas Street, in Edinburgh. This exquisite art gallery in Scotland was the innovation of Patrick Bourne and not only does the gallery display an extensive range of paintings that date back to the seventeenth century, but has a large collection of sculptures and specializes in the restoration and ...

  • Gateway Theatre

    The Gateway Theatre can be found on Elm Row, Leith Walk in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is one of the leading theatre houses that encourages international recognition for local shows and actors. Gateway is also the venue where all the Acting and Production students from the Queen Margaret University College practice and perform.

  • Newhaven Heritage Museum

    Please note that Newhaven Heritage Museum has been closed.The Newhaven Heritage Museum is located next to the Newhaven Harbor. This is a museum attraction in Scotland like no other. It is situated in the Newhaven Fish Market which is rich in heritage and is a living reminder of the lives that the fishing community, both men and women, led. The Newhaven Harbour used to be a ...

  • The Royal Lyceum Theatre

    Built in 1883, the Royal Lyceum Theatre is a graceful Victorian building in the Scottish city of Edinburgh. The theatre has enjoyed many successes over the many years that it has been in operation, and it has seen performances by legendary greats such as Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. Though it was initially opened and run by J.B. Howard and F.W.P. Wyndham it changed hands a number of times ...

  • National Museum of Scotland

    The National Museum of Scotland is another museum that is a favorite attraction in Scotland, and is a comprehensive museum that features the lives of the Scottish people, the different cultures and the land of Scotland. To gain access to the Museum of Scotland, visitors will have to pass through the Royal Museum building that exhibits beautiful collections that have been ...

  • National Museum of Rural Life

    When looking around at the appliances that we simply cannot live without, or standing next to great stretches of agricultural land, it is often wondered how people in previous eras survived without our modern day equipment. How did they manage to cope without electricity and how was the land farmed without the assistance of tractors or a sprinkler system? A wonderful attraction in Scotland ...

  • Edinburgh Museum of Childhood

    How many times do we sit and watch children, and remember our own childhood days. Your first pair of roller skates, playing hop scotch in the school playground and hide-and-seek with the neighborhood kids. Your very first doll whose name you can still remember or the toy car that you finally got for Christmas, are all memories that still bring a smile to your face and warm ...

  • Scottish Agricultural Museum

    The Scottish Agricultural Museum has undergone a series of improvements and is now known as the National Museum of Rural LifeWhen you tour rural Scotland you will find many picturesque farms – many of which date back over hundreds, if not thousands, of years. These farms each have a unique story which makes them extra special to the people who live on them. While you may not be able to ...

  • Blackness

    Located on a rocky promontory at the mouth of the Firth of Forth on its south shore, Blackness Castle is a few miles west of Edinburgh, Scotland. Nicknamed the ‘Ship which never sailed’, it was built at a natural harbor, which served Linlithgow Palace, around 1440 by Sir George Crichton. The Crichtons were one of the most powerful families of Scotland. It was handed over to King James II in 1453.