How well do you know Edinburgh’s landmarks?

This is the Balmoral Hotel under construction in 1901.

It wasn’t always the Balmoral though – what was the original name for the hotel?

a) The Waverley Hotel

b) The North Bridge Hotel

c) The North British Hotel

Next, here’s a super shot of Holyrood Palace back in 1880.

Holyrood Palace

The Palace was home to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie held court there after seizing control of Edinburgh – but which Scottish monarch originally built a palace on the site? Was it:

a) James IV

b) Malcolm IV

c) Macbeth

Finally, here’s a picture of the magnificent General Post Office in 1880.

Now known as Waverley Gate, the building’s foundation stone was laid by a famous Victorian, but which one?

a) Robert Louis Stevenson

b) Alexander Graham Bell

c) Prince Albert

Find all the answers on the Edinburgh’s Landmarks story on Our Town Stories.


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