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“to many beggars” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
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$15.20*
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Haunted Underground Walking Tour In Edinburgh's Old Town
Ranked #5 of 391 things to do in Edinburgh
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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.
Corby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“to many beggars”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

loved the old town ambience the architecture and the general feel about the place .
what i did not like in any shape or form were the aggressive beggars selling the big issue and the amount of them there should be something done about them i stepped in once as two of them intimidated an old lady come on edinbourgh council get your act together

Visited February 2013
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“Walk into history”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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“local sights”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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