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“Great exercise”
Review of Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town
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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 29 August 2014

Truly a visual eclectic experience, where the architecture and detail are totally astounding. Culturally it is overwhelming with all the good and bad in early Scottish life

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

It's just so pleasant meandering through the old historic streets, stopping to look at the shops, eating in the pubs and restaurants or simply having a drink and watching the world go by. We were there during the Festival and loved the bustle of the street entertainers and budding artists!

Tip: Get a 48-hour bus pass, there are 5 buses all with different routes and you can hop on/off any of them at your leisure. Then you can get your bearings and choose which areas you want to walk round and spend more time in.

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

its a grotty old town....what do you expect.it's run down, dirty and overcrowded. now that i think about it should only have given it 2 stars.....on a good day

Thank David A
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Loved seeing Greyfriars Bobby again - first time in over 40 years. The Old Town is such a contrast to the more geometric layout of the 'new' part of Edinburgh. Enjoyed exploring lots of nooks & crannies without the aid of a guide book. Great adventure.

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Edinburgh is so beatiful. So many old buildings all built with the same stone. That gives a nice skyline. You could see still the form of the Edinburgh Hundreds year ago. i really love high street and garden street with all the pubs.

Thank Manuela S
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