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“to many beggars” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh EH1, Scotland (Old Town)
0845 859 1006
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$18*
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Underground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Ranked #5 of 460 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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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.
Corby, United Kingdom
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“to many beggars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

loved the old town ambience the architecture and the general feel about the place .
what i did not like in any shape or form were the aggressive beggars selling the big issue and the amount of them there should be something done about them i stepped in once as two of them intimidated an old lady come on edinbourgh council get your act together

Visited February 2013
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“Walk into history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Well worth a walk through the centre and in particular the old town to catch the feel of history that is all around you. Even step into one of the oldest pubs or hotels and experience the atmosphere. Take a tour bus or guided tour for added depth to your experience. .

Visited December 2012
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“Twists n' turns”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Great area for shopping in little boutiques and plenty of bars and resturants, especially on the grassmarket. Quaint and ancient, a nice day out

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“Fantastic City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Great City to visit Edinburgh never disappoints everytime we visit something new happens ! Not worthwhile going anywhere else Edinburgh definitely the place to be !!

Visited February 2013
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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“local sights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

quaint small shops but hilly to walk around- maybe walk down & catch a bus (use a one day bus ticket hop on-hop off- £3.50 NOT the open top tour buses))

Visited February 2013
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