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Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh

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World heritage site · Neighborhood · Historic Walking Area
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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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  • Amazing. An exceptionally interesting and beautiful city- full of history and beautiful and interesting sites. One of my favorite 
    Amazing. An exceptionally interesting and beautiful city- full of history and beautiful and interesting sites. One of my favorite  more »
  • Unique and charming. Everything almost made of gray stone. It causes some bewilderment and surprise with its old original style. It is raised quite high above the ground. It surprises with its... 
    Unique and charming. Everything almost made of gray stone. It causes some bewilderment and surprise with its old original style. It is raised quite high above the ground. It surprises with its...  more »

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