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Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
Ranked #3 of 396 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

It's a lovely place to go and explore it. I must say Edinburgh is our of the favourite cities with its surprising small spots like the Old Town. You can find lots of restaurants, pubs, individual shops like second hand book shops. Atmosphere is thrilling.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

You can feel the history beneath your feet and in front of your eyes, there are so many great museums, experiences and shops. A Whisky on the Royal Mile is nice and there are many Whisky shops and bars/cafes. As a person with a passion for history I just cannot get enough of the Old Town and have been to Edinburgh many times. I will never tire of it. One of my favourite places ever!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Old Town is a cool place to visit. When you're in Edinburgh and tired of the Royal Mile, take a day or two to explore Old Town and see the cool places it has to offer. Some of the best pubs and coolest shops are little out of the way places.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The old town is a tourist attraction but also the inhabitants of Edinburgh come here for lunch or for dinner parties, so the old town is the living room if the city.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Certainly the Royal mile and at least one tour of one of the underground closes. There is so much you have to pick and choose but what a wonderful old city....no wonder it is called the Athens of Europe.

Thank Jim A
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