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National War Museum of Scotland

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Address: Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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+44 300 123 6789
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Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost...

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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This museum is amazing! I felt a bit of Scottish pride as I walked through. The display of the brave men who defend their country and died for it is truly humbling!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is amazing! I felt a bit of Scottish pride as I walked through. The display of the brave men who defend their country and died for it is truly humbling!

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's solemn, but really great history in here. Old books with military names and other fascinating history. Worth going to.

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Nelson, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gives a good in site in to Scottish History and the part they played in the defence of the British isles.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the visit to the museum, very informative and interesting. Lots to see and great exhibits to see.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The national War museum is located in Edinburgh Castle, which is somehow appropriate given war is what Castles are ALL ABOUT.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

interested in military history this is the place for you, all the Scottish regiments before amalgamations came along are represented

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is inside the grounds of Edinburgh Castle. It is well-arranged by time periods and covers many centuries. There are hundreds of artifacts to view, many with little placards to read, although only dimly lit (so hard to read for us older people). Depending on your interest level, you could spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours going... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited every year for 6 consecutive holidays. It's impossible to get tired looking in this one. Lovely atmospher wandering around, the art work is truly amazing. As with most in Scotland you make a donation , there is no charge to go in. A def must see

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Part of the ticket to the castle this is included foc. Very informative tells the tale of scotlands history at war

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I wasn't expecting to find so many interesting things so it was of great interest to be seeing items you won't see anywhere else, meanwhile their stories with stay with you. Some of my favourite items were the elephant's toes and the dog that received the highest awarded medal at that time. Don't skip this section of the castle.

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