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“Walk into history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
Book In Advance
$13*
and up
Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Ranked #4 of 338 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Walk into history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“To the castle and back. Literally.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The first time I went to the Castle was at 11:30 pm and two things struck me. The silence and amazing view. Definitely take time to explore all around the Castle (Grassmarket; Greyfriar's Kirk, the Royal mile) but the castle for me, is the gem in the crown. There are also some amazing furniture and gifts shops in the old town... but that would be another review topic !

Visited November 2012
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