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National Museum of Scotland
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  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    The National Museum of Scotland occupies a striking modern building designed by the architectural firm Benson and Forsyth and constructed from 1991 to 1998. Made of creamy yellow Moray sandstone, it features a large round tower that stands prominently at the intersection of two major roads in Edinburgh's Old Town. Although very modern, the architecture of the National Museum is inspired by historic Scottish brochs, tower houses and tenements.Inside, the National Museum of Scotland displays some 12,000 objects from all periods of Scotland's history, from the prehistoric era to the modern day. continue reading →

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  • At Home in Edinburgh

    Posted September 28, 2010 by Holly Hayes Part of: UK and Western Europe

    We arrived in Edinburgh around 1:30pm on Sunday, which was earlier than expected, and it was great to have the extra time to wander around at our leisure. The sun was shining brightly and it was actually warm all afternoon, which was a pretty nice welcome. We're quite happy with our hotel, too. Hotel room at the Fraser…

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