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MEET THE PIECES
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Standing tall overlooking Princes Street in Edinburgh is the Balmoral Clock Tower, who's clock is purposely set 3 minutes fast to ensure visitors and tourists don't miss their trains from the nearby Edinburgh Waverley station. The tower sits above the luxury Balmoral Hotel, where J.K. Rowling famously concluded the writing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
SIR WALTER SCOTT MONUMENT
Standing proudly in Princes Street Gardens, the Scott Monument is one of the most iconic Edinburgh landmarks. A must-visit for tourists and locals alike. Dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, a novelist, poet, historian and playwright born in the old town of Edinburgh, it is one of the largest monuments to a writer anywhere in the world.
Edinburgh Castle was built in the 11th century on an extinct volcano. One of the most important strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle was involved in many historical conflicts including the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. The Castle is Scotland's most visited paid tourist attractions, with over 2.2 million visitors in 2019.
DUGALD STEWART MONUMENT
Dugald Stewart was a professor at the University of Edinburgh, holding the chair of moral philosophy from 1786 until he died in 1828. This iconic Edinburgh landmark sits high on Calton hill and overlooks the city, with Edinburgh Castle, Sir Walter Scott Monument and more visible from its vantage point.
GREYFRIARS BOBBY STATUE
The story of Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye terrier who loyally guarded his owner's grave for 14 years before his eventual death in 1872, is one which draws a huge number of tourists to visit his statue near the Greyfriars Kirkyard. If you are looking for another reason to visit - apparently rubbing his nose brings you luck!
Home of the Scottish Rugby Union, Murrayfield is the largest stadium in Scotland and is synonymous with the city. Aside from rugby, David Bowie, Madonna, Oasis and the Rolling stones are among those who have performed at the iconic location over the years. During the second world war, the stadium was used as a supply depot by the Royal Army Service Corps.
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