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As such, it is possible to walk from the village and follow the river path towards the sea. Along the way, you'll pass an old mill, a lavish temple and an ancient viaduct, among other things.\n\nWhile it looks appealing, I wouldn't recommend getting in the water as the current can be quite strong. After all, getting into the water was forbidden and at one point it powered some large factories! Other ruins of factory buildings and the like can be seen, although the real draw of this area is the lack of visits and the peaceful atmosphere…","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2FSnaptik_7050611795400084782_maddie.mp4?alt=media&token=e2a473e0-bf13-4456-a76d-a229c981a487","type":"video","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576}}],"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":55.95228862350128,"longitude":-3.2181431499999924,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421}},{"location":{"longitude":-3.196021950000012,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":55.951143623500265,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Scottish National Gallery"},{"version":1,"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2Ft%E1%BA%A3i%20xu%E1%BB%91ng.jpg?alt=media&token=15d7b4de-8a20-4769-9092-bb69751f6d09","type":"img","metadata":{"width":1000,"height":566}},{"type":"text","content":"After touring Dean's Village, you'll embark on your first steep hill hike of the day (unfortunately the first of many). Like I said, wear sturdy walking shoes! Home to some of the finest paintings to be found anywhere in Scotland, including iconic works by renowned Scottish artists, the National Gallery of Scotland is open daily and free of charge. sightseeing.\n\nAll of the priceless works date from the Middle Ages, all the way to the present day, and the museum is a must-see for any art lover. Those who absolutely want to explore the many paintings on offer may want to spend at least an hour or two perusing and admiring all the works of art. All in all, a visit to the National Gallery of Scotland is easily one of the best things to do in Edinburgh."},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.nationalgalleries.org/"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2FSnaptik_7035719023039974661_arcticsabrina-baby.mp4?alt=media&token=87d44592-e38f-4e2e-bd9e-01b1fe2a9e63","type":"video","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576}}],"address":"Scottish National Gallery"},{"media":[{"content":"# The Writers' Museum","type":"text"},{"version":1,"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2FScreen-Shot-2021-05-18-at-3.10.00-PM-823x1024.png?alt=media&token=db8edbe0-fb3a-4166-8db4-4695fef895a1","metadata":{"width":823,"height":1024},"type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"The National Gallery is a short walk from the Writers Museum. Tucked away in a small alcove and just a few meters from the Royal Mile, this may be the city's weirdest exhibition space. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, the Museum is just one of the factors that contributed to Edinburgh being named UNESCO's first City of Literature in the early 2000s.\n\nThe cultural space is free to visit and much of the work is dedicated to Scotland's three leading writers; Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. In the museum, there are countless artifacts including photographs, notebooks, and more. Right next to the museum you will find a lively open air bar called 'Wash Bar'."},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venue/writers-museum"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2FSnaptik_6919617692001373442_my-little-edinburgh.mp4?alt=media&token=4f579d38-1a37-4ec4-96bd-99997359ff00","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576},"type":"video"}],"location":{"longitude":-3.193625000000009,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":55.949504123498805,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"address":"The Writers' Museum"},{"location":{"longitude":-3.1931252999999904,"latitude":55.949179023498516,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"media":[{"content":"# Brodie's Close","type":"text"},{"version":1,"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2Fdeacon-brodie-1024x768.jpg?alt=media&token=9c911c77-0ed0-47f8-a0d9-f3fd5949c9ea","metadata":{"height":750,"width":1000},"type":"img"},{"content":"Your next stop is Brodie’s Close which lies a little further east, just off of the Royal Mile. You’ll be walking a distance of 200 m.","type":"text"},{"type":"text","content":"The various small alleyways leading off the Royal Mile throughout its length are known as “Closes”. Taking a stroll through the various closes is one of the best things to do in Edinburgh. Brodie’s Close is one such small stone-floored alleyway off Lawnmarket.\n\nIt was named after the well-respected cabinet-making father of the notorious William Brodie, arguably Edinburgh’s most infamous character. Brodie was a respected councilor and deacon of a trades guild by day—but a notorious burglar and roué by night. The money from his crimes was used to maintain his second life, including five children, two mistresses, and a gambling habit.\n\nUnfortunately for Brodie, he was soon captured, brought back to Edinburgh, and in 1788 was hung, ironically, on gallows of his own design. His ruse of trying to cheat death by secretly wearing an iron collar under his shirt failed.\n\nDeacon Brodie is commemorated by a pub of that name that has been around since 1806. Brodie’s double life and apparent split personality reputedly served as the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’."},{"type":"link","content":"https://fineartamerica.com/featured/brodies-close-lawnmarket-yvonne-johnstone.html"}],"address":"Brodie's Close"},{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Ramsay Garden"},{"version":1,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2F63185_167593_IMG_00_0000.jpeg?alt=media&token=26aa94e7-f5d3-4959-bfac-dbfc18fd3ea0","metadata":{"height":666,"width":1000}},{"content":"The Ramsay Garden is not actually a garden but a collection of creative and elegant buildings dating from the late 19th century. It is named in honor of poet Allan Ramsay, whose 18th-century house was named after the poet Allan Ramsay. included in the project.\nThis brilliant place is the brainchild of Sir Patrick Geddes, a multi-talented man and city planner who almost single-handedly revived the fortunes of the Old Town, attempting to rid it of its poor living conditions. decay and at the same time save it from total destruction and redevelopment.\n\nThe architecture here is absolutely lovely with a pretty cocktail of English and Scottish barons, combining elements of fairy tale turrets, quaint corners, crow steps and first half construction wooden back. It is naturally one of the best installable sites in Edinburgh.","type":"text"},{"type":"video","metadata":{"width":576,"height":1024},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2FSnaptik_7006274971974569221_my-little-edinburgh.mp4?alt=media&token=c27055c6-a2f7-476b-869a-a0d20c7d4cf8"}],"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":55.94920867349854,"longitude":-3.1966959499999836},"address":"Ramsay Garden"},{"location":{"latitude":55.94870657349811,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":-3.1982797000000085,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Edinburgh Castle"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2F788496c5a83b69d4666b19c1ab6684e7.jpg?alt=media&token=f97f2028-84f1-4efa-b56a-6a61e4c31a07","version":1,"type":"img","metadata":{"height":705,"width":564}},{"content":"Although I would have liked this walk to have started from the place where Edinburgh itself may well have begun, Edinburgh Castle, it’s best to enjoy the castle in the middle of the day when the sun is shining down and tourists still number less than those in the afternoon. The aptly named mount of Castle Rock is home to Edinburgh Castle, where evidence suggests that people have been constructing fortifications since the Bronze Age, and perhaps earlier.\n\nAlthough you have to pay to enter the castle, it’s easily one of the best attractions the city has to offer. Fun for all ages, Edinburgh Castle is open on a daily basis from 9:30 AM and is easily one of the best castles in and around Edinburgh.\n\nTo make the most of a castle visit (and get your money’s worth!), you’ll want to allocate yourself at least a couple of hours. Just outside the castle, an ice cream van sells refreshments throughout high season- perfect for picking up a quick snack along the route of this Edinburgh Walking Tour.","type":"text"},{"type":"video","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2FSnaptik_6972648323161410822_ecodan.mp4?alt=media&token=8905154c-24db-4f87-b0bb-7ecae23d69ca","metadata":{"height":1024,"width":576}}],"address":"Edinburgh Castle"},{"address":"Greyfriars Kirkyard","media":[{"content":"# Greyfriars Kirkyard","type":"text"},{"version":1,"metadata":{"height":1080,"width":881},"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2FHD.jpg?alt=media&token=84c44f41-c656-449b-907b-ce8533d4c7e5"},{"type":"text","content":"From the Grassmarket, it’s just a short walk eastwards before you stumble upon Greyfriar’s Kirkyard. Situated on the Southern edge of the Old Town, the ancient cemetery was established in the mid 16th-century. When JK Rowling was writing the Harry Potter series in the nearby Elephant House, she would have likely looked out the window and seen Greyfriar’s Churchyard stretching out below.\n\nFurther on, and you can see the historic George Heriot’s School. Turreted and founded in 1628, it even has four Schools, just like Hogwarts! Back at the graveyard, wander among the many gravestones and you’ll spot plenty of names on the headstones that are easily recognisable from the wizarding series; ‘Riddell’ and ‘McGonagall’ to name just a couple…"},{"metadata":{"height":960,"width":432},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FuSsqJDDfokMHzQe4PeXc%2FSnaptik_6872155955220565249_wandering-crystal.mp4?alt=media&token=3cb7657f-8a1b-47d0-b74a-ec53c520b9fd","type":"video"}],"location":{"latitude":55.94735187349692,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":-3.1926228499999842,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421}}]
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