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Edinburgh Old Town

old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
0131 629 0534
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Old Town Edinburgh Walking Tour
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“royal mile” (1,018 reviews)
“victoria street” (140 reviews)
“quirky shops” (89 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
Old Town
0131 629 0534
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous tour,including tasting.We did it as part of our ticket for the Military Tattoo.,we also met some of the cast..

Thank lindent
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the rustic charm and the quaintness of the old town! A lot of shops littered along both sides of the street.

Thank Cpwee
Reviewed yesterday

Characterful street full of interesting shops and cafes. On a hill so need to be reasonably fit and mobile.

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed yesterday

Victoria street is full of history,great place to eat and drink , And one of the best whiskey shops full of great malts you can find in Edinburgh Short walk down and you are in the grass market for a good day out

Thank jackie19562017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking through the streets of Old Town, you can imagine how things might have been. Colorful shops, inviting pubs and friendly people. We must have appeared lost, a gentleman on his way home stopped and asked what we were looking for. He was all to...More

Thank uk2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelled around the area as part of visit for the fringe. so many nice cafes,restaurants and great scenery/buildings.

Thank darren1991
Reviewed 2 days ago

The main section of Edinburgh old town runs from the castle to Holyrood Palace. Traditionally known as the Royal Mile. Shops are quite touristy but some classy ones too. There are a great deal of historical places to visit too, almost too many to list...More

Thank pixalix
Reviewed 2 days ago

The old town is unique and should not be missed , if you can't walk or climb it take an open top bus tour. Always look up to admire the buildings and take time.

Thank darbyandjoan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really interesting place. My hotel was right in the lower section of the Old Town and you can get to pretty much everywhere interesting from there. A bit of a walk up hill to the Royal Mile and the castle, but it's well worth it.

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there during the Fringe 2016 and the all old town was a big and constant party. But I guess that even without the Fringe it is great place to visit, once the buildings are amazing, there are little shops all over and it...More

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Thank Tiago M
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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24 March 2017|
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
14 February 2017|
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
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