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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

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Address: Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2YT, Scotland
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+44 131 310 5138
09:30 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Museum represents the history of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards...

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 including its three antecedent regiments dating back over 300 years. The antecedent regiments of the SCOTS DG are the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's Own), the 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers), the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), and the 25th Dragoons.

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Stirling for any Scotsman, and a born and bread English man as well!

This museum illustrates the history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment and its English and Scottish antecedents dating back to 1678. Famous episodes in regimental history, such... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
St Helens, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is about half way up to the top of the castle form the font gate. Inside there are uniforms, flags, and ribbons and medals given to soldiers. It does tell the tory of the guards. If you are a military fan you will love it, not for Children I would say from the kids... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very good and informative way to find out the history of Scotland's military involvements with the UK over the centuries, lots of militaria stuff in here, if you are into that sort of stuff then this is the place! I have been here a couple of times now, and it does add to the visit to the castle.

Thank Theycallitmadness
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Based in Edinburgh Castle this museum illustrates the history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment, it's certainly worth the time to look around this brilliant museum.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This museum illustrates the history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment and its English and Scottish antecedents dating back to 1678. Famous episodes in regimental history, such as the charge of the Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the same regiment's action in the 1943 Italian campaign and the 3rd Carabiniers epic assault in Burma are given... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This museum on the castle property is dedicated to the Royal Scots Dragoons is is a wonderful collection of memorabilia and artifacts from this storied regiment. There are excellent artifacts and stories relating to the battles and actions of this regiment that should be seen by any person interested in history or military facts. Enjoy.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were at the Castle and this is included in the very reasonably priced ticket, along with all the other things to do and see there. Well set out so even when its busy everyone gets a chance to see all the exhibits, informative and interesting. Dont miss it!!

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

One of several museums included in the entry fee for Edinburgh castle. Totally worth the time. I recommend it strongly!

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit, really enjoyed it. It is free, although you need to pay for the castle to be able to get to it. Plenty to see and set out well the kids will enjoy.

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Mainz, Germany
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

The museum is unusally small for a military unit with such a long and noble history. Military enthusiats will have an enjoyable visit.

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This museum is to be found inside the citadel which forms Edinburgh castle. Informative, problem here is the crowds which make visits rather difficult.

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