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“Great time in Old Town in Edinburgh”
Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
Ranked #4 of 450 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and historical monuments.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We stayed at the Radisson Collection Hotel and my wife had a meeting in University of Edinburgh, which is a short walking distance. All the attractions were fantastic and short distance from the hotel. The Castle, Giles Cathedral, National Library, National Gallery, National Museum, you name it, they were all within walking distance and great. The Elephant House where J.K. Rowling allegedly wrote Harry Potter is also right there. Food choices are fabulous!

Thank RaviRavishanker
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We enjoyed ambling through the streets, there's lots to see and plenty of places to stop for a bite. It's easy to do without having a plan. I must say however, June makes it very very crowded!

Thank Dianawallah
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Beautiful to walk around and enjoy. Its a great city, with a lot to do and explore, many great views.

Thank M M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely to walk around old town. Full of restaurants and bars and cafes. Cobbled streets and hilly. Lovely colourful building and steeped in history. Victoria street has lots of Harry Potter style shops. Some fab places to eat and drink and so many places to take photos of.

Thank Sophia P
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I prefer this area to the Royal mile. There are cool little independent shops with unique items and window displays.

My fav thing about this area is the pubs, far apart but lots of gems minus the silly price tag of more affluent areas.

Enjoy

Thank fappa_123
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