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“Fascinating taste of history”
Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
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Old Edinburgh 2-Hour Guided Tour
Ranked #5 of 399 things to do in Edinburgh
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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.
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating taste of history”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The old town was fascinating, wonderful little alley ways, hidden closes, plenty of tours on offer, I especially recommend 'Auld Reekie's Vaults Tour'
Dislikes were shops selling really trashy souvenirs, detracted from the atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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“Exploring is fun”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Such a lot to see and do in the Old Town. The buildings are fascinating and the stairways down to the lower streets are incredible. Could have spent hours there.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Have a walk through the old town and walk back in time”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Loved the old 'story telling ' cafes and the old pubs , save an afternoon to see it all.
Didnt like the tourist shops too much but all in all v good

Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“A step back in history”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We felt like we were transported back in time as we strolled this very interesting part of Edinburgh. Friendly people, the usual tourist shops and historical tours and sights, lively bars and restaurants, whisky tasting and at the end of it all, gorgeous Edinburgh Castle. Check out Mary King's Close.

Visited April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Step into the Past”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

My favorite part of Edinburgh was Old Town. There is centuries of history here and you can find it on every corner. It was enjoyable to just walk around and explore. There are many souvenir shops, cafes, and cemeteries to visit, so you may need more than a day. It is so perfectly preserved it feels like you are in the past, so take the trip!

Visited June 2013
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