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Immerse yourself in the magic created by storytelling at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile. Learn more about the fascinating life of Mary Queen of Scots’ goldsmith in the adjacent John Knox House. Explore the fantastic permanent exhibition showcasing the best of Scottish storytelling old and new!

Enjoy the fascinating Camera Obscura show. Fantastic views of Edinburgh and five floors packed full of an amazing range of optical experiences that have been amusing visitors of all ages and nationalities since 1853! Try staying on your feet in the Giant Vortex Tunnel or shrink yourself in the amazing Ames Room!

For Sale And Fit For Royalty: Manors, Estates And Castles With Royal Connections

New Lodge, Windsor - Conveniently close to Windsor Castle, New Lodge was built to entertain the royal hunting parties. One of seven forest lodges, it remained in royal hands until 1834 when Princess Sophie Mathilda of Gloucester & Edinburgh sold the estate, which king George III had granted her. However, it kept its royal links well into the 19th century, as Queen Victoria & her children visited it regularly & story has it that they planted the magnificent trees down the driveway.