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National War Museum of Scotland

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Address: Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost...

Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost and won are told through military artefacts and personal collections. Find out about the life of Scots at war, from the First World War trenches to the Home Front, and learn how conflicts, both at home and abroad, have shaped Scotland's image and reputation over the centuries.

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As you walk through the museum, you realize how many different war have taken place. Very peaceful museum and the stained glass windows were beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As you walk through the museum, you realize how many different war have taken place. Very peaceful museum and the stained glass windows were beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour to learn about Scotland during war times. Very interesting. After a bit, it all looks the same. Still, worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated within Edinburgh Castle, this is a beautiful memorial to the forces. there are records of all servicemen so you can search your relatives in served. We had visited about 9 years ago and were pleased to see that people seemed to be more respectful this time. Photography is not allowed and a proper level of respect is expected, last... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

entered the memorial and looked in a book listing the allied war dead, and found my wifes uncles name listed who died in the netherlands in 1945. took our breath away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't so sure about this but due to the cold day we trooped inside and it was a very pleasant surprise. Lots to see and read, listen to. Guides for tourists in foreign language and interesting to watch.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great visit.to get an idea of the scarifice of the service men went thru.the memrobilia is so worth seeing.very very good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the museum very interesting, being a former soldier myself, I loved seeing all the past equipment, uniforms and medals. I particularly liked to see a SL80 fitted with a susat sight, as this was my weapon when I served.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a chapel and is now a place where each and every name of Scottish servicemen and women is mentioned in books sorted by their unit. Each service or unit has its own corner with flags, crests, etc. This being already outstanding the architecture with uncountable small symbols and artistic hints to history is overwhelming. It is definitely recommended... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Paid £16.50 to get in spent just over 3 hours in the castle went on a week day so lovely to walk around not too busy, really educational and interesting artefacts. The views are stunning and took some great photos its a must if in Edinburgh! It seems wherever you are you can see the castle. Can get a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you want to have a deep understanding about the Scott's culture, you should come here! Is one of the best parts in the Castle.

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