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Edinburgh Old Town

Old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
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Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and historical monuments.
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“royal mile” (1,157 reviews)
“victoria street” (185 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
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"royal mile"
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"victoria street"
in 185 reviews
"cobbled streets"
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"quirky shops"
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"grass market"
in 96 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 117 reviews
"every corner"
in 107 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
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"tourist shops"
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"walk around"
in 122 reviews
"harry potter"
in 118 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 112 reviews
"high street"
in 85 reviews
"street performers"
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"lots of history"
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"holyrood palace"
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Reviewed today

Lovely area, lots of cute shop fronts. We visited the Harry Potter shops, and the Elephant House is nearby - their chocolate brownies are amazing. Zebra Café had lovely coffee too!

Thank Emma N
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Reviewed today

Wandering around on a dry day means you can pop into art shops and see Blackfriars Bobby. We were in snow so slopes were slippy but people in cafes and shops friendly.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Old Town clings to Castle Hill like a herring bone. It's beautiful and the maze of Closes running off either side of the Main Street are intriguing

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Well worth the hunt to locate this area off of the Royal Mile. The colors of the individual shops help bring out the beauty of this neighbourhood. This area has numerous shops and cafes and is worth the hunt

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful neighborhoods in the Old Town. We stayed in the Grassmarket area and found it an ideal location for touring Edinburgh.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much character and history in the Old Town it would be criminal not to spend some time exploring it. There are plenty of shops and restaurants but don't waste all of your time in them and ignore the beauty of the area....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You could spend some time browsing around the old town, the sightseeing buses run very regularly and you can jump on and off

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old town is by far my favourite part of the city so historic and very interesting , loved the old architecture that has stood the test of time

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice area to walk around. Some high end shopping. Some interesting street performers and music. You will definitely want to be able to compare old and new town Edinburgh.

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in a hotel where we were able to walk to many spots of interest. The area is charming with many hilly and winding streets. We explored courts and close; found small restaurants and cafes with good food; and took in some of the...More

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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tnelsonlee
5 March 2018|
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Response from sunville0710 | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few hotels around, so its just a question,which will have deals on offer. We've stayed at the Radisson Blue, which about 10min walk to the castle and downtown. So close to lots of sights, pubs and... More
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riedefine
20 November 2017|
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Response from Cecil H | Reviewed this property |
Yes not far to walk as our friend from Sydney says.
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lornapx
16 October 2017|
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Response from mayogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
We took the Stirling Castle, Loch Loman, whisky tour which was very interesting. Loved the castle and our guide! We left Edinburgh at 9 am and returned about 6 pm. Lunch is on your own..We used Land Experience Co. and... More
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