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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

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Address: Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2YT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 310 5138
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09:30 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum represents the history of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards...

The Museum represents the history of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys). Housed inside the 1790's constructed New Barracks within Edinburgh Castle, the museum tells the story of the history and traditions of the SCOTS DG including its three antecedent regiments dating back over 300 years. The antecedent regiments of the SCOTS DG are the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's Own), the 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers), the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), and the 25th Dragoons.

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Stirling for any Scotsman, and a born and bread English man as well!

This museum illustrates the history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment and its English and Scottish antecedents dating back to 1678. Famous episodes in regimental history, such... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Based in Edinburgh Castle this museum illustrates the history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment, it's certainly worth the time to look around this brilliant museum.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This museum illustrates the history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment and its English and Scottish antecedents dating back to 1678. Famous episodes in regimental history, such as the charge of the Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the same regiment's action in the 1943 Italian campaign and the 3rd Carabiniers epic assault in Burma are given... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This museum on the castle property is dedicated to the Royal Scots Dragoons is is a wonderful collection of memorabilia and artifacts from this storied regiment. There are excellent artifacts and stories relating to the battles and actions of this regiment that should be seen by any person interested in history or military facts. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were at the Castle and this is included in the very reasonably priced ticket, along with all the other things to do and see there. Well set out so even when its busy everyone gets a chance to see all the exhibits, informative and interesting. Dont miss it!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

One of several museums included in the entry fee for Edinburgh castle. Totally worth the time. I recommend it strongly!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit, really enjoyed it. It is free, although you need to pay for the castle to be able to get to it. Plenty to see and set out well the kids will enjoy.

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

The museum is unusally small for a military unit with such a long and noble history. Military enthusiats will have an enjoyable visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This museum is to be found inside the citadel which forms Edinburgh castle. Informative, problem here is the crowds which make visits rather difficult.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

If you're visiting Edinburgh Castle, you might as well stop in here. It's small, and can be seen fairly quickly, but the displays are engaging and informative, and the music is a nice touch. A great insight into Scotland's military history over the past 300+ years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

I hadn't originally planned to visit the RSDG museum, but it was much better than I expected and well worth seeing. For a relatively small space it has a surprisingly large collection of artefacts, and unlike the trend in most modern museums it is also quite information-dense: the curators of this museum evidently don't consider "accessible" and "dumbed down" to... More 

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