Discover Gilmerton Cove on your Edinburgh short break with Hotel Direct
Book hotels in Edinburgh with Hotel Direct and discover Scotland’s best rated tourist attraction, Gilmerton Cove.
Edinburgh (PRUnderground) March 13th, 2012
Book hotels in Edinburgh with Hotel Direct and discoverScotland’s best rated tourist attraction, Gilmerton Cove.
The historic tunnels that reside under the streets of the Scottish capital have been rated the top attraction inEdinburgh, beating the National Museum of Scotland, the Edinburgh Zoo and the ever popular Edinburgh Castle.
Top travel review website Trip Advisor ran the survey, asking visitors to name their favourite things to do inEdinburghand the historic tunnels surprised many by beating popular alternatives.
Gilmerton Cove is located onDrum Streetand has been open to the public for 10 years. Up to 12 visitors can enter at a time and witness the amazing hand carved tunnels that are estimated at being around 300 years old. Tours last around 1 hour and start at an old mining cottage where visitors descend into the chambers underneath.
The exact origins are a mystery that have baffled many and led to many theories and rumours including a secret lair of the Knights Templar.
Tourscost £5 per adult and are available every day but are by appointment only, so make sure you book to avoid disappointment.
Hotel Direct offer a number of fantastic hotel offers forEdinburgh, which make for an ideal base for exploring the top attractions in the city including the top rated Gilmerton.
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