Edinburgh City Chambers
Edinburgh City Chambers
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Neighbourhood: 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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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ChantelleKitty
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Mar 2022 • Couples
Our tour at the real Mary King’s Close was really great and informative. Ben, our tour guide was friendly, welcoming and funny. He was open to answering any questions and really set the scene very well. If you are wanting to know the real history of real people in Scotland, I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 26 March 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Aug 2021
We were expecting for the city chambers building to look a tad nicer, and were somehow disappointed to see just how ordinary and grey it was.
no tours were available due to Covid-19.
Written 18 September 2021
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,222 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Dating from 1760, this Neo-classical building is situated within a quadrangle of attractive stone buildings. Although it probably isn’t on most tourist itineraries of things to see and do, I reckon it is well worth taking the time to slow down when visiting the Old Town and simply take in the splendid architecture all around you.

I believe that this building also houses some shops and a cafe but, in these current Covid days, we weren’t able to visit the interior.
Written 24 November 2020
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,477 contributions
Jul 2020
Another beautiful building on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the City Chambers is the meeting place of the City of Edinburgh Council and its predecessors, Edinburgh Corporation and Edinburgh District Council.

Would have liked to have a tour of ther building but it is unfortunately closed due to Coronavirus, so I just admired the beautiful architecture on the building's exterior and the statue in the courtyard.
Written 23 July 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,607 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This us a grand neo classical building designed by famous architect John Adam. Home now to Edinburgh council
Written 27 January 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
Oct 2018
The Edinburgh City Chambers is worth checking out for its beautiful architecture. We did not venture inside, but only viewed the place from the street. It is really a wonderful sight. The building was constructed in the mid-18th century as a home for the Royal Exchange. It became the Town Hall in the early 19th century. There is a also a statue of Alexander the Great and his horse Bucephalus in front as well, but I don't know why!!
Written 2 September 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,523 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A nice stop with some imposing architecture. If you want to see the golden hand prints of some of Scotland’s finest they are located there as well. Worth a visit.
Written 26 July 2019
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Brian G
Kalaheo, HI295 contributions
Sept 2018 • Solo
Stern and foreboding you get a sense even just walking by that there is a reverence for this location. The architecture is great and fits in well with the area.
Written 18 September 2018
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Sarah-April
Nottingham, UK293 contributions
Sept 2018
Went to look at the hand prints out front. The building is beautiful I love the courtyard with the statue in the middle.
Written 14 September 2018
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,663 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
My daughter is Harry Potter mad so we came here looking for hand prints of J.K.Rowling. I was happy to see hand prints of Ian Rankin as he is one of my favourite authors. You can find them on the ground as you enter the courtyard.
Written 16 August 2018
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