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Edinburgh Old Town

old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
01315107555
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We have walked around old town a few times but today we took the hop on hop off bus. You see things differently from the bus and the guides are very knowledgeable so one learns a lot.

Thank 316cynthiam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shops including normal tourist chatchkas, food, antiques, and hotels. Similar architecture to new town. Memorials at nearly every intersection.

Thank Quaker1
Reviewed 2 days ago

the old town is full of great shops , coffee shop , cafes and bars great for a wander and bit of people watching

Thank phil a
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been twice and I cannot get enough of it. Whether you're alone or with some, it is worth a visit. Really a nice day out.

Thank BrunelStudent2222
Reviewed 2 days ago

lots of little shops to explore and beautiful buildings make walking around this part of town really fun

Thank RobinH02
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful architecture with many specialty shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to visit. You really need to walk this area or take the sight seeing bus!!!

Thank francescaLChicago
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first night in Edinburgh and we had pre booked a ghost walk. We made our way to St Giles Cathedral in the Old town. We were met by a lovely slightly eccentric Tour Guide, dressed in an ankle length old Goth style leather coat,...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a pity that most of the big cities old towns hace lost all their souls to become copies of one another. Edinbuirgh is still thriving to keep old bookstores and carftmanshops open. Keep up!

Thank Carles F
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you would like to go beyond the obvious, beyond the shops and the taverns, take a tour with the local guide. We enjoyed the stories and secret hideouts.

Thank Ester L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this exact street it was so beautiful!! I popped into a few great little shops during my meandering

Thank Wolffie73
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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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Pat1985
Can someone recommend where to shop for cashmere sweaters?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Gibfamily | Reviewed this property |
There are shops selling cashmere all over the place (basically one every few metres!), the prices are more or less the same throughout
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arkabdul
I M looking forwards to visit old town n walk Maximum in old town , i am confused is it possible to enjoy walking in the weather ? Its really cold??
14 February 2017|
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Response from desmondsdoll |
It can get bitterly cold - you're best to wear easily removable thin layers as you can also become very hot with all of the walking and make sure you have something waterproof at this time of year. Having said all that... More
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arkabdul
I M looking forwards to visit old town n walk Maximum in old town , i am confused is it possible to enjoy walking in the weather ? Its really cold??
14 February 2017|
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Response from degrandem | Reviewed this property |
I suggest layering and bringing along a umbrella. There are plenty of little shops, cafes and pubs to stop in to warm up and get a hot drink. Would it be more fun in a bit warmer weather yes, however we went in October and... More
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