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“Great little area ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh EH1, Scotland (Old Town)
0845 859 1006
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Underground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Ranked #3 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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.
Wrexham
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“Great little area ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We walked through this area lots of quirky little shops with lots of tartan souvenirs and museums to visit. If you're planning a visit to Edinburgh make sure you visit this!

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Dublin, Ireland
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“If you're in Edinburgh you can't not go to the old town...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Really enjoyed walking in the old town, very atmospheric. Its a pity about the sheer amount of tatty tourist shops but I guess that's to be expected! Popped into the Jolly Judge for a drink, they have nice Weissbier (I know that's not Scottish but still).

Visited March 2013
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“A lot of history in those streets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Old Town is a travel in time. You can see many streets and buildings in very good shape and shops opened during working hours, bringing life to the area.
There are many free walking tours through the area so you can find more people to share the experience.

Visited May 2012
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“History on the streets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The old city is perfect for who loves history and legends. Go to see how it used to be a medieval city

Visited March 2013
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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“Great place for a lovely walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

With narrow streets and tiny shops, this area is one of the most eye-pleasing of Edinburgh, even though I have to say I found the whole city amazing.
A must-see if visiting Edinburgh.

Visited January 2013
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