Edinburgh Old Town
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Things to do in Edinburgh Old Town

The Old Town is the name given to the oldest part of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. Full of beautiful ancient buildings, narrow alleys, cobbled s...

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Secrets of the Royal Mile walking tour of Edinburgh
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Secrets of the Royal Mile walking tour of Edinburgh

Book Secrets of the Royal Mile walking tour of Edinburgh now for the perfect introduction to Scotland's capital and its fascinating history.

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Ghosts and ghouls evening walking tour of Edinburgh
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Ghosts and ghouls evening walking tour of Edinburgh

Book this evening ghosts and ghouls walking tour to discover Edinburgh's haunted side and the Blair Street Underground Vaults before a dram of whisky.

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Ghostly underground walking tour of Edinburgh
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Ghostly underground walking tour of Edinburgh

Book this ghostly underground walking tour of Edinburgh now to explore haunted caverns and discover the city's darker side in the safety of daylight.

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Hidden and haunted evening adult walking tour of Edinburgh
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Hidden and haunted evening adult walking tour of Edinburgh

Book this hidden and haunted evening adult walking tour of Edinburgh now to discover the gruesome underground vaults and the creepy old town.

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Historic underground walking tour of Edinburgh
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Historic underground walking tour of Edinburgh

Book a tour of Edinburgh's underground caverns and learn the secret history of the city's Old Town with stories and artifacts from Georgian times.

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Doomed, Dead & Buried evening walking tour of Edinburgh
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Doomed, Dead & Buried evening walking tour of Edinburgh

Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults with access no other tour company can offer, then head to the Canongate graveyard, where the spirits of the dead await.

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Edinburgh old town walking tour with whisky tasting
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Edinburgh old town walking tour with whisky tasting

Discover the history of the Old Town and its whisky connections thanks to this walking tour and whisky tasting!

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The ultimate cycle tour of Edinburgh

Snap up your place on the ultimate cycle tour of Edinburgh and discover the city with your local guide

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Whisky and folklore in Edinburgh

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Explore Edinburgh at your own pace! Enjoy an app containing over 130 points of interest, famous transport routes, sightseeing itineraries and walking tours.

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The inside story

The Old Town is the name given to the oldest part of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. Full of beautiful ancient buildings, narrow alleys, cobbled streets and hidden courtyards, Edinburgh’s Old Town is steeped in the city’s history.

Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, the medieval Old Town stretches from the famous Edinburgh Castle, from its position on Castle Rock (an extinct volcano) to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Edinburgh’s Old Town is packed with things to see and do, as well as being home to some of the city’s best restaurants, cafes and nightlife.

Discover the charm of the bustling streets as you take a stroll along the Royal Mile, the heart of the Old Town and enjoy the medieval architecture, the packed pubs and the beautiful gift shops. Go back in time and visit Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress once residence to the monarchs of Scotland. Explore the National Museum of Scotland and learn more about Scottish history or why not visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse also known as Holyrood Palace, the Queen and the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland.

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Edinburgh Old Town 7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG, United Kingdom Edinburgh