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Edinburgh Old Town

old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
0131 629 0534
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
Old Town
0131 629 0534
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Got soaked walking around but still enjoyed the time seeing all the old places. Enjoyed seeing the tame owls

Thank Lorry T
Reviewed April 15, 2017

The Old Town in Edinburgh is a lovely location for an afternoon stroll. There are lots of lovely, unique shops to wander in and out of and some great coffee stop locations.

Thank TravellingTeacher26
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We could enjoy an incredible sunny day en Edinmburg. In the city centre was crowded but that was gripping.

Thank CucumisViajeros
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is definitely the best part of Edinburgh. Little small alley-ways remind you of the Harry Potter movies. Plenty of different shops, cafes, etc. It takes days to explore the whole place thoroughly. Be prepared for plenty of stairs, steps and cobblestone streets. Everything leads...More

Thank kuhlmannsoeren
Reviewed April 14, 2017

A really pretty little square full of history. Lovely shops and restautants. Definitely with a visit.

Thank wendyc202016
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This unique strip with its colorful shops, flowers hanging in windows and curved steep streets is a must see. Personally we thought the restaurants were better here too.

Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

There is so much here to see and do. It is such a pretty part of town and keeps you active with it's range of hills. Well kept and good signage. Make sure to spend lots of time exploring!

Thank Rachael E
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We preferred the old town to the newer parts. Lots of historic beautiful buildings and a mixture of different shops, cafes, restaurants and attractions. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank harveyharvey73
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful and lovely Old Town of Edinburgh! So much history and the structure of the places is amazing. Great people as well.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed April 13, 2017

First visit to Edinburgh and fell in love with it. You can spend hours meandering and spending time in one of the many bars. The buildings are unbelievable.

Thank scoop29
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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March 23, 2017|
Response from Gibfamily | Reviewed this property |
There are shops selling cashmere all over the place (basically one every few metres!), the prices are more or less the same throughout
February 13, 2017|
Response from desmondsdoll |
It can get bitterly cold - you're best to wear easily removable thin layers as you can also become very hot with all of the walking and make sure you have something waterproof at this time of year. Having said all that... More
February 13, 2017|
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Response from degrandem | Reviewed this property |
I suggest layering and bringing along a umbrella. There are plenty of little shops, cafes and pubs to stop in to warm up and get a hot drink. Would it be more fun in a bit warmer weather yes, however we went in October and... More