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Edinburgh Old Town

Address: Edinburgh EH1, Scotland (Old Town)
Phone Number: 0845 859 1006
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Ranked #3 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and historical monuments.
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Aspen, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to go for a long walk or stop for a pint in one of the many pubs in the area. Its picturesque and yet very lively at the same time. A must when in this city.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Very historic,lots of unique shops.great atmosphere about the place. Downside, its usually very busy,lot of beggars.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Took a local guide, one near the parliament square at royal mile, took us to the dungeons below south bridge, telling us about how edinburgh had been as a old city.. quite an insightful tour

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greenock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The old town is an excellent area to spend the day.Cobbled alleys, winding streets full of historical facts and places to visit. The pedestrianised area of the Royal Mile is exceptional and it is an area where you actually feel like a tourist in your own city with outside cafe bars, stalls and the occassional street performer, during the Edinburgh... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Wandering around the old town is a must when you visit Edinburgh. Beautiful old buildings with lovely little boutiques and restaurants. You can spend hours wandering into each one and admiring the beautiful things. Could have spent all day here!

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic walks down lively streets hosting some of Edinburgh's most enchanting architecture. A great choice of cafes and restaurants.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Out of all we saw in the British Isles--this was in the top tier....absolutely! Beautiful, beautiful, town....wow....this is a must see....full of culture....statues of Adam Smith and David Hume, among so many others...beautiful spire clocks, cobblestone streets, castles, and buildings built in the sixteenth century....incredible....not to mention the shopping! A must see!

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Can't fault this place there is something for everybody and I am not disappointed every time we go back,lots of interesting shops,pubs,cafes,attractions and superb architecture which ever direction you look in,

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Port Saint John, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The history is amazing! It's like nothing I've ever seen before. It has a slight creepy feeling... Just go with it.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Lots of restaurants, shops, pubs, and things to see. There is something beautiful with every turn. Pictures don't do it justice, but you will want to take a picture of everything.

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