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National War Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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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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Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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+44 300 123 6789
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant museum within the castle. Free to get in (donation suggested). Range of displays and artefacts across the centuries. Your castle audio guide also works in here and gives interesting extra info at certain points. Very worth extending your castle to accommodate this museum as...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can easily wile away an hour or two looking around this place. Lots of pieces to view and read about.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The War Museum is inside Edinburgh castle free to enter but Castle has admission fee. Really well done museum and well worth the time you'll spend here.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the National War Museum as I am very interested in the Scottish history and as it's inside of the Edinburgh castle which I planned to visit this day. It's indeed very impressive and it totally worth a visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is inside the Castle, so while it is free to enter, you must pay for admission to the Castle. There is a lot to see in the Castle grounds, but don't miss this. It is a brilliant tour through the history of the...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is awe inspiring. You have to go and see it to appreciate the sacrifice so many made. Respect to those who gave up their lives and respect to those who have made this memorial.

Thank DavidJT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not that easy to get up to the castle,as the road climbs quite steeply in places and has cobbles with narrow pavements. However once you reach the esplanade the view opens up and even on a miserable October afternoon is quite magnificent. We spent a...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had free tickets to the castle thru the Hop On Hop Off bus, this stop is worth checking out. It cant get cold up in the castle, bring gloves and a toque, and be sure to stop for tea!

Thank Yukon_Gal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing to see how the military had operated in history. The weapons and prisons worked. What different uniforms were in the past.

Thank marisa f
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A concise and thoughtfully presented exhibition. As an Army wife I have been o lots of military museums. Even I found something to catch my eye and keep my interest. Worth a wander in.

Thank Elaine E
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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