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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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“victoria street” (185 reviews)
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Old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
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"royal mile"
in 1 157 reviews
"victoria street"
in 185 reviews
"cobbled streets"
in 175 reviews
"quirky shops"
in 100 reviews
"grass market"
in 96 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 117 reviews
"every corner"
in 107 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 100 reviews
"tourist shops"
in 107 reviews
"walk around"
in 122 reviews
"harry potter"
in 118 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 112 reviews
"high street"
in 85 reviews
"street performers"
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"lots of history"
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"holyrood palace"
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"grassmarket"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Just spent a glorious couple of days in the hotel at the bottom of the hill of Victoria Street. My Harry Potter fan daughter loved every minute

Thank Mollyandfred
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Reviewed today

loved Edinburgh, the Royal Mile is lovely but tourist shops to avoid, take the time to investigate an authentic kilt and tartan workshop, good to explore but be sure to explore other neighborhoods

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Reviewed today

I enjoyed walking the Royal mile then walking the OLD TOWN. Really enjoyed the old town and the shops that were there.

Thank ErinLeN
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Reviewed today

Edinburgh is such a special city. In just a few days I felt at home already. The rock and the castle smack dab in hte middle of the city gives this place such a special vibe. Love all the ghost stories that come with it...More

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Reviewed today

Quirky alleyways, amazing architecture, cobbled roads but most definitely catering to all things tourist.

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Reviewed yesterday

We had our lunch in one of the pubs in this area, and the food was good and very pleasant service. Lots of older colourful buildings.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spend few days walking here and there in this beautiful old town. So much to see and so many places to get lost. 😊 Architecture was stunning and finding little pubs in little streets was fun. Highly recommed.

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Reviewed yesterday

Shop, eat and drink elsewhere as rip-off prices aimed at tourists. A number of questionable beggars and the usual tedious 'statues'.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Old Town clings to Castle Hill like a herring bone. It's beautiful and the maze of Closes running off either side of the Main Street

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely area, lots of cute shop fronts. We visited the Harry Potter shops, and the Elephant House is nearby - their chocolate brownies are amazing. Zebra Café had lovely coffee too!

Thank Emma N
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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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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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riedefine
20 November 2017|
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Response from Cecil H | Reviewed this property |
Yes not far to walk as our friend from Sydney says.
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lornapx
16 October 2017|
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Response from mayogirl41 | Reviewed this property |
We took the Stirling Castle, Loch Loman, whisky tour which was very interesting. Loved the castle and our guide! We left Edinburgh at 9 am and returned about 6 pm. Lunch is on your own..We used Land Experience Co. and... More
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