Attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Holyrood & Arthur’s Seat

Scottish Parliament Building

The Scottish parliament building, on the site of a former brewery, was officially opened by HM the Queen in October 2005. Designed by Catalan architect Enric Miralles (1955–2000), the ground plan of the parliament c…
Architecture in Old Town

Scotsman Steps

This is public art at its best: harmonious, understated and accessible. In 2010 Turner Prize winner Martin Creed was commissioned by the Fruitmarket Gallery to create a permanent work for Edinburgh’s historic Scotsm…
Notable Building in Old Town

Tron Kirk

Built in 1637 and taking its name from the tron, or public weighbridge, that once stood on the site, this church is famous for its magnificent oak hammer-beam roof, which rivals that in the Great Hall at Edinburgh C…
Notable Building in Old Town

Old College

Edinburgh University’s Old College is a neoclassical masterpiece designed by Robert Adam in 1789; today it is home to the university’s law faculty. At the far end of the quad you’ll find the Talbot Rice Gallery.