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Edinburgh Old Town

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“royal mile”(1,215 reviews)
“victoria street”(207 reviews)
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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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All reviews royal mile victoria street quirky shops cobbled streets grass market pubs and restaurants every corner beautiful architecture harry potter tourist shops walk around high street steeped in history street performers fringe festival lots of history holyrood palace
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely must see, unique architecture, people are very polite and helpful if you need any directions or help

Thank Anna Z
Reviewed yesterday

was great to spend a few days here but I would highly recommend paying the extra money and staying in a motel. A lot of history and we packed in as many tours around as we could

Thank Jane S
Reviewed yesterday

There is a lot to see and do from pubs to castles. Enjoyed sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Castle.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is always a good wander for those quirkier shops, some good reseraunts around as well, its a nice walk through as well.

Thank hollz3
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very pretty and scenic place with lots of places to go and things to see and do so would go again for sure

Thank emiliasmith
Reviewed yesterday

Something happening all the time, lots of sites to visit from Holyrood to the Castle. Slighly disappoined by the lack of independent shops, bt if you want a lamswool scarf there are literally thousands!

Thank Christine C
Reviewed yesterday

lovely place ,so much character and a complete contrast to the new town . lots of places to shop and eat ,,good views all round and of course a beautiful castle to visit .

Thank stephanorvall
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A mandatory location to visit in Edinburgh. Get lost on the streets and check out all the small closes found everywhere.

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely love the old town of Edinburgh,so much to see and do. Fantastic old buildings, scenery, history, great bars and restaurants.

Thank PatE206
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just below the castle in GrassMarket and Edinburgh's old town. It is a maze of narrow streets and a lot of restaurants, shops and activity. It's fun just to wander around for a while.

Thank rr177
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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
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Lia B
19 July 2018|
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Response from Shizuka B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so.
Angela H
10 June 2018|
Response from MiMiLavette | Reviewed this property |
It is about 2.3 miles away in a car from the Claremont Guesthouse. Taxi is probably better.
30 April 2018|
Response from HejMej | Reviewed this property |
Hello! It's all pretty near. You can easily walk from your Hotel to the Royal Mile and be there. It's very touristic though but has a lot of nice pubs around where also good food is being served. From the Royal Mile get to... More
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