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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:15
Open today: 09:30 - 17:15
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Part of Edinburgh Castle experience

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is part of the Edinburgh Castle admission.It is an... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Interesting Museum inside Edinburgh Castle

This Museum shows 300 years history of the only Scottish cavalry regiment in the British Army... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Southwest Finland, Finland
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The Museum represents the history of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys). Housed inside the 1790's constructed New Barracks within Edinburgh Castle, the museum tells the story of the history and traditions of the SCOTS DG...more
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Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2YT, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is part of the Edinburgh Castle admission.It is an experience, Well worth the time to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joycep883
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

A great museum for cavalry. Has the eagle taken by ensign Ewart at Waterloo (enough to attract any history lover) interesting to see how the regiment has evolved with the changing rigours of warfare.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

It would be easy to miss this little museum inside the Edinburgh Castle or perhaps you might be tempted to skip it. Don’t. It has a surprising variety of interesting displays and information and is worth your time while you are at Edinburgh Castle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I think you really have to be into this type of memorabilia to enjoy this. I am so I did enjoy. Some amazing historical pieces here! Lots of good reading to be done too. My only criticism is that perhaps it could me modernized to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Max S
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This Museum shows 300 years history of the only Scottish cavalry regiment in the British Army. Located inside extremely popular Edinburgh Castle. Go to the Castle first thing in the morning or buy ticket before you go, so you avoid those long queues. This Museum...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 7 February 2018

A small but interesting Museum dedicated to the Royal Scots Dragoons and showcases their proud military history. Fascinating story of Field Marshall Sir William Robertson who joined the British Army as a Private & was promoted thru to the Top Job !! Worth a quick...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Historical view of the Dragoons across the many centuries. Told through panaramas and uniforms. Rich history of the fighting for is on display.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Back inside the Edinburg castle a small museum dedicated to the Calvary of Scottish army. Some interesting metals and uniforms on display. Don't miss speaking the the gentlemen inside he's extremely knowledgeable about the exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank wick1979
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Lots to see in this museum which looks small but once inside, there is so much information to absorb. Lots of medals, uniforms, prints..... you can actually spend a great deal of time in this museum. Lots to history to read. I was overwhelmed and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank olenas307
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is very much worth a walk through when in Edinburgh Castle. The history of the Dragoons are clearly spelled out and any military history buff should check it out.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank coachee1313
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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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6 February 2015|
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My name is Paul Newman, I am the Assistant Curator of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum. I would like to know more about your collection and if possibly we could talk further please email me, the address of... More