Historic Walking Areas in Edinburgh

Top Historic Walking Areas in Edinburgh, Scotland

Historic Walking Areas in Edinburgh

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  • Traveller1999
    Durham, UK298 contributions
    You cannot escape history in the Old Town. Nor can you escape shops selling tatty souvenirs and anything else to take the money from your pocket. Everything is expensive. But, avoiding the money grabbers, it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience if you can see it in quieter periods, avoiding bumping into all the tourists jamming every inch of available space - very wearing.

    Once off the main tourist streets howver there is a trmedous amount of dirt, rubbish and graffiti everywhere. It's as though a concious decision has been made to concentrate solely on the streets with the highest rated properties and therefore generating most income for the council. The biggest industry in Edinburgh is said to be finance, followed in second place by tourism.. They seem to be hand in glove here.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Alien W
    451 contributions
    The Calton Hill is a must see. The Prince Street and the St James Quarter are cool for shopping. Lovely area.
    Written November 7, 2021
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,286 contributions
    Dating from 1760, this Neo-classical building is situated within a quadrangle of attractive stone buildings. Although it probably isn’t on most tourist itineraries of things to see and do, I reckon it is well worth taking the time to slow down when visiting the Old Town and simply take in the splendid architecture all around you.

    I believe that this building also houses some shops and a cafe but, in these current Covid days, we weren’t able to visit the interior.
    Written November 24, 2020
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  • Ana L
    2 contributions
    It was extremely cozy, staff were really nice and the location was amazing.
    And for the price, it exceeded all of my expectations.
    Written August 31, 2021
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  • Malgorzata
    11,025 contributions
    North Bridge Arcade is a beautiful, covered shopping arcade. It connects North Bridge with Cockburn Street . This Victorian passage is one of the few objects that type, we can see in Scotland now. Built in 1900 and features original shop windows with bowed plate glass. You can also see coffered ceilings and a beautiful dome with stained glass windows. A beautiful, historic place.
    Written September 16, 2020
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  • Wombling_Free_7548
    Bristol, UK1,618 contributions
    This marks the spot where people used to be executed, so has a poignant history. Watch out for people spitting on the heart - its tradition.
    Written August 5, 2021
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