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Exploring unique places in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, a city rich in history, unfolds its charms through three unique experiences that promise to captivate visitors of all ages. Let's embark on a journey to explore Stockbridge, the Water of Leith Walkway, and the magical Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.


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1. Stockbridge: A Cozy Spot in the Middle of the City

Just a short walk from the busy city center is Stockbridge, a charming place that feels like a small village. Whether you're here for a quick visit or a longer stay, Stockbridge is ready to welcome you warmly. Explore cute shops, tasty restaurants, and friendly cafes, or check out the charity stores. Don't forget to visit the Stockbridge Market at Jubilee Gardens every Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm for delicious local treats. If you have time, take a peaceful 15-minute walk to the Royal Botanic Gardens for a calm and beautiful family experience with plants and flowers.


Stockbridge: A Cozy Spot in the Middle of the City
(photo from: https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/melbourne-gardens/)

2. Water of Leith Path: A Nice Walk by the River

Discover the Water of Leith Walkway, a 13-mile path  that twists and turns through the city, perfect for families to enjoy. Whether you like a gentle stroll or a bike ride, this scenic route connects Balerno to the southwest, Leith to the northeast, and the Firth of Forth up north. Keep an eye out for birds and wildflowers along the way, and don't forget to take a break at historic Dean Village for a fantastic view of the river. With its old-timey streets and beautiful scenes of the Old Town, it's a magical spot worth checking out.


Water of Leith Path: A Nice Walk by the River
(photo from: https://www.wanderingcrystal.com/things-to-do-in-dean-village-in-edinburgh-scotland/)

3. Camera Obscura & World of Illusions: A Fun Experience for All Ages

At Castlehill, near Edinburgh Castle, there's a fun place called Camera Obscura & World of Illusions that offers an interactive and immersive optical experience suitable for all ages. Escape into a world of illusions, where Edinburgh comes to life through a giant periscope providing a panoramic view of the city. Suitable for all ages Camera Obscura can be an entertaining activity for all age groups, and ideal for a rainy day. Additionally, if you fancy some fresh air, go up to the roof and see a great view of Edinburgh city. Use binoculars to look at the Old Town in a special and magical way.


Camera Obscura & World of Illusions: A Fun Experience for All Ages
(photo from: https://wheretogowithkids.co.uk/activities/camera-obscura-and-world-of-illusions/)

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