Dynamic Earth is a top visitor attraction in Edinburgh offering a broad understanding of the processes that shape the Earth. The centre opened in 1999 on a site of a former brewery. It incorporates a portion of the southerly wall and a turret of the old town. The regeneration project brought about much subsequent urban rejuvenation and the area offers ample interest with Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and a short walk up Arthur’s Seat, the city’s largest hill.
Dynamic Earth not only offers indoor excitement but outdoor educational value too. In the amphitheatre, directly in front of the building, sits a collection of Scotland’s most important rocks. Arranged in time order on the western half while the eastern portion describes the individual terranes that make up Scotland. This is a perfect exercise in engaging your geological brain.