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Edinburgh Old Town

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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All reviews victoria street royal mile quirky shops cobbled streets grass market pubs and restaurants every corner beautiful architecture harry potter tourist shops walk around high street steeped in history street performers fringe festival lots of history holyrood palace
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Edinburgh is unique. It’s class and vibrancy are second to none. It’s architecture and atmosphere are so lovely. It’s a great city and not to be missed.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful town. So rich in history and culture. I recommend talking a stroll through the town and checking out its peculiar shops.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Edinburgh old town holds so many secrets, and I feel like I’m never done exploring it! The Grassmarket is very beautiful and has some pretty interesting history aswell. Victoria street might be the most photographed street in Edinburgh, and the closes leading away from the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my favourites come here a few times in the week but yesterday was my favourite finally went exploring down Queen Street. Everyone kept stopping to take photos of the beautiful houses and buildings which are a crazy shape and they bend round so...More

Thank xamz10x
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good to pass by while you're walking around Edinburgh and have a cup of coffee or tea afternoon or on the morning

Thank BadranAJ
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the places that should be on everybodys visit list Beautiful, magical, enchanting, unforgettable!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoy the view, enjoy the busy streets and take in all the beautiful architecture and history of it. Bring an umbrella. Edinburgh is rainy.

Thank SandorS14
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking round the old town of Edinburgh. Lots of little shops to wander round. Pubs & eating places galore. It was very hilly but this didn't put us off visiting each day of our trip.

Thank Rachel69_12
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun shops, beautiful colors, excellent location. It's a wonderful place to spend time and explore. It also feels like Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.

Thank Hans3595
Reviewed 5 days ago

such a nice place to go for a day trip. Vast variety of shops and places to eat and drink really enjoyed it

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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November 29, 2018|
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Response from Sarah M S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I cannot answer your question. I have no idea what restaurants if any open on Xmas day.
Lia B
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Shizuka B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so.
Angela H
June 9, 2018|
Response from MiMiLavette | Reviewed this property |
It is about 2.3 miles away in a car from the Claremont Guesthouse. Taxi is probably better.