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GORGIE CITY FARM
Edinburgh's only inner city farm. It is 1 hectare in size and has a horse, cow, sheep, goats and many other farm animals. There is no charge but as it relies on donations £2 is suggested. You can find it on Gorgie Road – there are plenty buses and there is a small car park.
Run by Lothian and Borders police this small museum on the Royal Mile is also an information and working police centre. There are exhibits detailing the history of the police in Edinburgh and also information on notorious criminals from the past such as Burke & Hare and Deacon Brodie. There is no entry fee. No website available.
On top of Blackford Hill in the Grange area of the city the observatory welcomes groups of 10-30 people for tours. They have the second largest telescope in Scotland and plenty of events. Check the website for more information.
The Royal yacht Britannia was built in 1953 and carried the Queen around the world for 40 years. Since 1998 it has been berthed in Leith, just outside the Ocean Terminal shopping complex.You can tour the Royal apartments, and state dining room amongst others and see exhibits and photographs.
The largest surgical museum in Scotland has displays containing all sorts of weird and wonderful things from body parts in jars to the history of surgery. It can be found on Nicolson Street opposite the Festival Theatre.