Edinburgh Old Town

Things to do in Edinburgh Old Town

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Things to do in Edinburgh Old Town

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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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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour from Edinburgh
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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour from Edinburgh

Buy your tickets for this day tour from Edinburgh and discover Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands with your guide.

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Loch Ness and The Highlands tour from Inverness
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Loch Ness and The Highlands tour from Inverness

Book your tickets for this Loch Ness and The Highlands tour from Inverness and hunt Nessie, soak up the best of the Scottish countryside and relax!

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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and The Kelpies day trip from Edinburgh
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and The Kelpies day trip from Edinburgh

Buy your tour tickets and explore the bonny banks of Loch Lomond, admire the beauty of the Trossachs and delve into history in Stirling.

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Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Highlands tour from Glasgow
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Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Highlands tour from Glasgow

Book your tickets to this Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Highlands tour and see the most beautiful sights of Scotland in one swoop! You won't be disappointed.

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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness

Book your tickets for this Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour and enjoy some of the most beautiful sights in the north of Scoland.

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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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Traditional Sardinian Tasting Menu in Edinburgh
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Traditional Sardinian Tasting Menu in Edinburgh

Indulge in 'Scotland meets Sardinian' cuisine at an intimate supper club in Edinburgh. Discover family-inspired dishes in a cozy home setting.

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The Edinburgh Haunted Vaults tour
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The Edinburgh Haunted Vaults tour

Book this haunted Vaults tour of Edinburgh to visit its spooky underworld, hear about paranormal activity and maybe even experience some first-hand.

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