Edinburgh Visitors Quiz - 10 Quick Questions About Edinburgh's Attractions

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Edinburgh Visitors Quiz - 10 Quick Questions About Edinburgh

Hotels. Tv have put together a short and fun quiz to see how much you know about Edinburgh and its many fantastic attractions.  There are 10 questions to test yourself against. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Edinburgh Zoo has two lovely Giant Pandas called Tian Tian and Yang Guang. But what does Tian Tian and Yang Guang translate into in English? 
    • A. 

      Haggis and Neeps

    • B. 

      Sunshine and Sweetie

    • C. 

      Wet and Windy

    • D. 

      Salmon and Sturgeon

  • 2. 
    The Scott Monument is a monument to author Sir Walter Scott that stands proudly in Princes Street Gardens. But how tall is The Scott Monument?  
    • A. 

      31 metres

    • B. 

      61 metres

    • C. 

      91 metres

    • D. 

      121 metres

  • 3. 
    St. Margaret's Chapel is the oldest building in Edinburgh castle, and in Edinburgh. But in which century was St. Margaret's Chapel built?  
    • A. 

      10th

    • B. 

      12th

    • C. 

      14th

    • D. 

      16th

  • 4. 
    The wonderful Balmoral Hotel is located at No.1 Princes Street and sits next to Waverley Train Station. But what was the hotel called before it was renamed The Balmoral in the late 1980s?
    • A. 

      The East Edinburgh Hotel

    • B. 

      The Waverley Station Hotel

    • C. 

      The Windsor Hotel

    • D. 

      The North British Hotel

  • 5. 
    The Royal Mile leads from Edinburgh Castle down through Edinburgh's Old Town to Holyrood Abbey. The Royal Mile is actually made up of 6 shorter streets. Which one of these streets below is NOT part of The Royal Mile?
    • A. 

      Castle Esplanade

    • B. 

      Abbey Strand

    • C. 

      Queen Street

    • D. 

      Canongate

    • E. 

      High Street

    • F. 

      Lawnmarket

    • G. 

      Castlehill

  • 6. 
    The The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most popular things to see in Edinburgh. This military extravaganza takes places every August in fromt of Edinburgh Castle. But when did the first Edinburgh Tattoo take place?
    • A. 

      1750

    • B. 

      1850

    • C. 

      1950

    • D. 

      1985

  • 7. 
    Edinburgh's New Town is often considered to be a masterpiece of city planning, and with the Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in stages from the late 18th century. A design competition was held in 1766 to find a plan for the first stage of the New Town. Who won that competition?
    • A. 

      James Craig

    • B. 

      William Henry Playfair

    • C. 

      Sir John Marjoribanks

    • D. 

      Sir Lawrence Dundas

  • 8. 
    The Water of Leith is the main river that flows through Edinburgh. There is the Water of Leith Walkway that runs along the water from Balerno to Leith. The walkway forms an attractive haven for wildlife, passing through areas of woodland. The Water of Leith walkway is used by walkers, joggers, dog exercisers, cyclists, fishermen and many others. But how long is the Water of Leith Walkway?
    • A. 

      2 miles

    • B. 

      5 miles

    • C. 

      9 miles

    • D. 

      13 miles

  • 9. 
    Murrayfiedl Stadium is the home of Scottish Rugby. The Scottish international team play all their home games here. Murrayfield also hosts many other sports and music events through out the year. Murrayfield holds the record for the largest ever attendance for a rugby union match in the UK for a game played bewteen Scotland and Wales in 1975. But what was the crowd?
    • A. 

      74,000

    • B. 

      94,000

    • C. 

      104,000

    • D. 

      124,000

  • 10. 
    Final question. Below is a picture of Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh's science museum, with a very famous natural landmark in the background. What is the name of this natural landmark?
    • A. 

      Arthur's Seat

    • B. 

      Calton Hill

    • C. 

      Salisbury Crags

    • D. 

      Castle Rock