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Family trip to Edinburgh with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

edinburgh Camera Obscura and World of Illusions remains the most popular family destination in Edinburgh. It is impossible to find a more fascinating and unusual museum in the city. The opening of Camera Obscura took place yet in the 19th century. The main mission of the museum is to show how entertaining and inexplicable a world of illusions can be. A large part of the exhibition is dedicated to optic and color illusions, many of which visitors can literally test on themselves. The museum is open in a beautiful historic building, the roof of which was turned into an observation deck. From the deck, visitors will be able to enjoy the magnificent view of the old town.
When it comes to describing designer hotels in Edinburgh, Fraser Suites Edinburgh deserves to be mentioned first as for many years this hotel has been one of the leaders. The elegant … Open
While staying in Edinburgh together with family, don’t forget to visit the most famous cinema in the city – Filmhouse Cinema – and take children with you. Several times a month this cinema shows cartoons for children of different age. Adults can watch them with kids or wait for children in a special relaxation area. Affordable prices are another advantage of these events, so they are very popular with locals. Therefore, it’s important to buy tickets in advance.
Children of school age, who like adventures and unusual excursions, will find it very entertaining to walk on a unique underground street that is called Mary King’s Close. This street was built yet in the 16th century. As the city was expanding and new houses were added, a few hundred years later the street was blocked. Nowadays, there are many legends connected with the mysterious street. Many locals believe that ghosts live in that place, including the ghost of Mary King who was the owner of several houses on that street. When going to an excursion to that place, don’t forget to take a toy with you. It is believed that a wayward soul of a small girl lives there, and so many visitors bring gifts for her. Copyright
The most prestigious and expensive hotels of Edinburgh can be found in the old town area. The Scotsman Hotel occupies a special place in that list. Guests of this hotel will have an … Open
Younger children who don’t like gloomy places will be more fascinated with a visit to the Museum of Childhood. The museum in Edinburgh is one of the oldest places of this type in the world. The exhibition is completely dedicated to children and everything connected with them. Visitors will be able to see a rich collection of old dolls and other toys, and even interesting costumes that can be worn by children. Kids will be fond of the museum that usually leaves only good impressions, and adults will have an opportunity to return to childhood for some time.
Edinburgh Duddingston village is traditionally very popular with fans of active pastime. During the summer season, a wonderful beach opens in this suburban area. Near the beach, visitors will find a sports stadium and several well-equipped playgrounds. An interesting zoo and several charming cafes with reasonable pricing are also among notable places of Duddingston. When the weather permits, bicycle renting spots open in the village, and travelers are welcome to enjoy a fascinating ride to the most beautiful places in the area.
The opening of the historic The Balmoral Hotel took place in 1902. Nowadays, the hotel is one of the most important symbols of Edinburgh. The hotel is located in the very heart of the city, … Open
If wild nature lures you, consider visiting Cairngorms National Park as it’s simply impossible to find a better place to admire it near Edinburgh. A significant part of the park is covered with dense pine forests. During a walk there, one can see fast mountain streams and crystal clear lakes, and heather wastelands that are typical for local landscapes. The miraculously beautiful park is great to visit all year round – in winter alpine ski centers start working there. There are also wonderful family friendly hotels in the Cairngorms. Finally, you will never get bored there as the national park offers various entertaining and sports activities regardless of the season. A visit to Cairngorms National Park is a wonderful opportunity to forget about big city life, noise and stress.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Edinburgh and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Edinburgh
♥   Amusement park 'Pleasureland Arbroath' , 76.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Codonas Amusement Park' , 150.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Edinburgh
♥   Water park 'The Time Capsule' Coatbridge, 52.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Edinburgh and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Deep Sea World' North Queensferry, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'St Andrews Aquarium' St Andrews, 50.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Lake District Coast Aquarium' Maryport, 138.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Edinburgh
♥   Zoo 'Edinburgh Zoo' Edinburgh, Scotland, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Five Sisters Zoo' West Calder, Scotland, 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Blair Drummond Safari Park' Stirlingshire, Scotland, 57.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Camperdown Wildlife Centre' , Dundee, 59.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Highland Wildlife Park' Highland, Scotland, 137.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
In the official documents, the castle on the summit of the castle rock was mentioned for the first time in 1129. After a series of archaeological researches, the scientists have established that the first settlements on the peak of the idle volcano were still founded in the 9th century BC. The first defense facility was built on the Barg more than 2,5 thousand years ago. … Read further

Flower Clock in Edinburgh

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
The installation strikes with its design. Designers used dozens of different plants types, which allowed to form very fine patterns and lay symbolic inscriptions on beds. The author of the very first clock in Edinburgh was the experienced gardener John Marchetti, who was involved in designing urban parks. Another creator was the watchmaker James Ritchie. … Read further
Car rental on Rentals in Edinburgh

Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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Interesting places to visit with children around Edinburgh

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Edinburgh - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Edinburgh, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Edinburgh for families with children. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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