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The Old Observatory House

This peculiar looking building overlooking Edinburgh from Calton Hill was built in 1776 by architect James Craig who was renowned for his work on the New Town in the city.  It was built as a family home but was used as an observatory for a…

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Greyfriars Kirkyard Mortsafes

As thousands of people flock to Greyfriars Kirkyard each year to see the final resting place of Greyfriars Bobby the devoted Skye Terrier that the Kirkyard is famous for. They may find themselves walking past these strange cage-like structures half buried in the ground and…

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Wojtek ‘The Soldier Bear’ Memorial

In Princes Street Gardens just of Princes Street you will find Wojtek the Soldier Bear memorial.  Unveiled on November 7th 2015 the bronze statue commemorates Wojtek a brown bear as well as the Polish soldiers who fought in WW2.   The story begins in Iran in…

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