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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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Old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
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"royal mile"
in 1 191 reviews
"victoria street"
in 193 reviews
"quirky shops"
in 102 reviews
"cobbled streets"
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"grass market"
in 99 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 119 reviews
"every corner"
in 110 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
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"tourist shops"
in 112 reviews
"walk around"
in 128 reviews
"harry potter"
in 133 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 114 reviews
"high street"
in 88 reviews
"street performers"
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"lots of history"
in 101 reviews
"holyrood palace"
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"grassmarket"
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Reviewed today

Eclectic shops, great for gift shopping, always visit this part of town when I'm in Edinburgh, it's a must!

Thank Lynda W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can't visit Edinburgh without visiting the old town. Steeped in history, quaint shops, pubs and streets. Oldey Worldey atmosphere with vibrant bustling people. Loving it.

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Reviewed yesterday

Ideal for a walk! Its gorgeous to look at and you will find many shops and restaurants and stores to your hearts content. Especially nice in the evening.

Thank Verenaje
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Reviewed yesterday

The Old Town side of Edinburgh is fascinating in that it is full of hickledepickledy streets, which, if you lose your bearings easily can be a little disconcerting.....so advice ...take a good map! When you do you will thoroughly enjoy this quirky side of town....More

Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of places to eat and drink a must see in festival time in July August not far from Prince street and Edinburgh museum need a weekend to see it all

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Reviewed yesterday

In good weather, it is such a pleasure to walk the area, discovering hidden courtyards, gardens, free museums, etc. Marvel at well-preserved and restored old buildings.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the old buildings, so many places to see and learn about, lovely day out for family or if you are solo

Thank kirstieharps
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Beautiful bustling old town a must for anyone visiting Edinburgh its a must see cobbled streets make it old Edinburgh and the shops mix it with the new

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

...unfortunately Edinburgh with its history and its romance also attracts those people trying to extort money for really average products. If you want something amazing or you just want a coffee and to watch the world go by around you, give the Old Town a...More

Thank Dave N
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Reviewed yesterday

The old town of Edinburgh is a medieval city, and it is still so authentic, although it can get crowded, the place couldn't be anymore charming! Don't hesitate to explore it without a map, get lost in the closes and small streets! It's so worth...More

Thank Mathilde L
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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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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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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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