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Edinburgh Old Town

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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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Reviewed today via mobile

Such a fascinating part of the UK. Lots of unusual independent places. Street performers added extra life too.

Thank Jonathon M
Reviewed yesterday

Such an interessting city, full of history just everywhere! Splendid experience! You can do the exploring on your own, to dive deeper into the town's history, take one of the walking tours.

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Reviewed yesterday

Edinburgh Old Town is the heart of this charming Scottish city, and well worth spending a day or two exploring on foot - and better if you stay here! Even if you're visiting in the Autumn, when the skies open several times a day, soaking...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is just a delightful area to visit. Interesting shops, restaurants, bars and tiny closed, little picturesque alleys. Make sure you look up at the buildings with their interesting architecture.

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Reviewed yesterday

Comming from Edinburgh it was great to stroll around the Old Town and see all the changes for the good, left city in 1973.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent almost 4 days in Edinburgh and stayed in the Old Town. We enjoyed it very much because of its quaint appearance, historic significance, wonderful cafes, and proximity to other historic sights in the city. We could walk to Edinburgh Castle - which we...More

1  Thank VWriter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice area to walk around with plenty to do and see. Plenty of restaurants and museums around and nice shops to get some nice items to take home. Look around and appreciate the architecture.

1  Thank Fordy2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Edinburgh Old Town feels like you have just stepped back in time. The charm, the stories everywhere you look is history - a tour of this magical place is a must.

1  Thank BlondOne65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Passed here while strolling around in Edinburgh, quite a nice place to photograph and definitely a one stop shop if you want to buy Harry Potter merchandise, since there are a lot of stores in this place selling it

1  Thank Albertus R
Reviewed 2 days ago

this district of Edinburgh is full of qaint streets and shops, maybe a bit of an Harry Potter overload if you're not into that kind of thing but there are enough other nice little shops and restaurants.

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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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LiaBW
19 July 2018|
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Response from Shizuka B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so.
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Angela H
10 June 2018|
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Response from MiMiLavette | Reviewed this property |
It is about 2.3 miles away in a car from the Claremont Guesthouse. Taxi is probably better.
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lynford
29 April 2018|
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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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