Scottish Storytelling Centre

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43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR Directions
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A medieval building dating back to 1470, John Knox House is Edinburgh's only surviving structure of its type. Equipped with an audio guide, visitors can explore the house associated with The Scottish Reformation, which led to civil war and the abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots. Guests will hear about the house's famous inhabitants including John Knox, a clergyman and writer, and James Mosman – jeweller and goldsmith to Mary, Queen of Scots – as well as the intruder-deterring tricks and traps, and The Oak Room's veiled devil.

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Report | 10 days ago
Well laid out over 3 floors. Very informative, not too much reading but ample to get a feel of his life and beliefs. Well worth a visit
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Report | 13 days ago
Central location but not that interesting
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Report | 20 days ago
If you are interested in history and how things emerged in many ways in society and religiously then visit. Only takes about 45-1 hour and interesting house to see the changes in architecture over the decades.
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Report | a month ago
It is great to see inside one of Edinburgh's most well recognised buildings. The displays tell the history of John Knox, Scottish Protestants and other inhabitants of the house. It is small and we went round in about 20 minutes. My daughter enjoyed dressing up as John Knox and using the virtual tour. Quirky, interesting house with great views up the Royal Mile.
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Report | a month ago
expect more historical information to make the visit more interesting
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Report | 2 months ago
Just wasn't my cup of tea.
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Report | 3 months ago
Interesting place. Peaceful as went during term time so not sure what it would be like in peak times. Would have liked a bit more info on self tour but as I declined the audio (I am deaf) that was maybe my own fault
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Report | 3 months ago
Friendly staff and stroll through at your leisure. Historically fab.
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Report | 3 months ago
Wonderful medieval building, lots of history, nice cafe.
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Report | 4 months ago
interesting history nice cafe
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