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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting view, it's also an excellent place to start the castle trip as it was included in the overall price (as was the rest of the castles points of interest) plenty to do and can help fill a few hours with plenty of interesting...More

Thank DreaperG
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Castle War Museum is well maintained and the reverence shown as you enter the Memorials to all the fallen and to the people who served (No cameras, quiet voices) allows you to view the Murals, Fabulous Stained glass and art . For people who...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Edinburgh Castle is a very well preserved castle, where you really get the feeling of how the city looked back in the day. The Castle is very Scottish and is definitely worth a visit. If you are interested in war and history, the Museum of...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Beautiful poignant reminder of t h e loss of so many young lives during the first world war. A sobering atmospheres to

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

I have been to Edinburgh twice, and both times I made sure to go through this museum. It gives a very interesting and in depth look at Scottish and British war history. Keep in mind, it is located within Edinburgh castle, and is included in...More

Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

A very well done Museum that tries to cover every Scottish involvement in wars & skirmishes over the Globe ! Some great relics from uniforms, to weapons, battle flags , propaganda posters , battle souvenirs etc. A very eclectic collection and worth a wander through...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I was probably more interested in this than the castle, There is so much to see and its included with castle entry fee. Really wish we had longer at the castle and it the War Museum. Very much a place to spend the day at....More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

To see the history of Scotlands military, dating back thousands of years, gives a new sense of the pride these people have in their country. Being in the Castle gives it a different importance as well. Worth the visit to see the artifacts.

Thank RaceRider
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Nice display of Scotland arm force artifact. uniform, metals, flags and weapons are on displayed there.

Thank nhvacabadfood
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Loved this Museum, it told the wars that Scotland got itself into with England. 100% worth a visit if you're in the castle, even if you don't agree with war.

Thank ZBrock
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