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Edinburgh offers fantastic museums and historical hotspots

Date Posted: 17/05/12

Edinburgh offers fantastic museums and historical hotspots

Visitors to Edinburgh can go to an array of fascinating museums and historical hotspots to while away their days when on short breaks in the city.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in the city's West End is a mainstay for contemporary art.

For more historical works, head to the National Gallery on the Mound, where there are pieces from Raphael, Botticelli, Monet, Van Gogh and Rembrandt, to name a few.

"[One] of our newest additions [is] the National Museum of Scotland on Chamber Street, which reopened last summer after a £46 million refurbishment," said Lucy Bird, the chief executive of Marketing Edinburgh.

"Blockbuster exhibitions in 2012 include Fascinating Mummies until [Sunday] May 27th 2012 and Catherine the Great starting [Friday] July 13th and running until [Sunday] October 21st 2012."

In terms of historical sites, visitors should not miss the Old Town and New Town, both of which are recognised as World Heritage Sites. Old Town has 12th century charm exuding from its medieval, winding alleyways, while New Town offers fantastic examples of Georgian architecture.

Posted by Becky Spence

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