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Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh

World heritage site · Neighborhood · Other
Take a historical stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, the oldest part of Scotland’s capital. This neighborhood, a protected World Heritage Site, is noted for its remarkably well-preserved medieval streets and many Reformation-era buildings. Wander through this vast network of narrow alleys and old cobbled streets to see and photograph Edinburgh Castle and the grand Holyroodhouse Palace. Stop by Saint Giles’ Cathedral, featuring a world-famous vaulted ceiling and ornate tombs, or visit the National Museum of Scotland to see its priceless collection of artifacts. Several guided tours are available in this area, including the Vaults Tour, which takes you beneath the town’s surface and into the secret subterranean chambers that once housed the city’s poor. Put Edinburgh Old Town at the forefront of your travel plans using our Edinburgh online day trip planner.
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  • I've been along the Royal Mile hundreds of times and it never gets old, such a beautiful, safe area to visit! You can't really miss it you're visiting Edinburgh, it's just best to explore all the...  more »
  • A great walk with fabulous views. Edinburgh is an amazing place and the Old Town is quite incredible too. Lots of little places to eat and drink, we were restricted a bit due to C-19. Lots to do...  more »

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