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“Great walk downhill”
Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
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US$13.66*
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Old Town Edinburgh 2-Hour Guided Tour
Ranked #3 of 443 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 6 July 2014

Well worth a walk down the stores and street performers...particularly on weekends. The Royal Mile is fairly steep in sections so if you intend to retrace your steps be aware of the requirements. Lots of stores to poke your nose in for a look see.

Thank Col I
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Lovely architecture. Quaint pubs & bars. Travelled on open bus top tour, best way to explore we found. The tour guides where very good and gave good commentarys.

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My favourite part of Edinburgh, a busy and bustling area full of tourists! quite a few street performers as well, with some good restaurants on the stretch. Lovely buildings and always great to wander into the closes.

Thank James S
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We liked the history of the place. The only dislike was that the streets were disgustingly filthy with rubbish oozing from the bins, smelly beggars on the streets. There were though heaps of souvenir places.

Thank Julie N
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

From the castle to the palace of Holyrood house by feet: a lot to see. Pitoresque houses, also with small inner gardens. It is a pitty of all the shops selling the same tourist stuff.

Thank Patricia V
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