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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JK Rowling is a moderately influential woman who's sold a few books...on this tour you'll dive deep into her history. She learned to use fai...

Duration
3 hours 15 minutes
Available in: English
Walking tours

This walking tour will take you through Edinburgh's most iconic landmark, Edinburgh Castle, and give you an insight into its history. Built ...

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Available in: English
Walking tours

Visit the scenes of many horrific tortures, murders and supernatural happenings on this award winning tour of historic Old Town Edinburgh. Y...

Duration
1 hour 15 minutes
Available in: English
Bike Tours

This is your chance to see Edinburgh from a whole new perspective! Hop on your bike and take a full circle around Edinburgh city on this uni...

Duration
4 hours
Available in: English
Sightseeing

Discover the land of the brave at your own pace! Freely move through Edinburgh's characteristic alleys, discover both the old and new town, ...

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Flexible
Available in: English
Walking tours

Are you ready to hear the story of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Scotland’s capital city with this entertaining, g...

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Available in: English
Dining experiences

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh is located On George Street, just a short distance from the world famous Edinburgh Castle. Other popular destinatio...

Duration
24 hours
Available in: English
Cultural itineraries

Walking the Old Town of Edinburgh you'll see the city that founded the world’s largest Scottish whisky company, hear of the people that help...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English
History & heritage tours

Embrace your inner Scotsman (or Scotswoman) with this whisky tasting where you'll learn not only how it's made but the story behind it. You'...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English
Museums

The National Museum of Scotland has over six floors of Scottish history and it rightfully holds a place as one of the best museums in the co...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
Walking tours

See Edinburgh like you’ve never seen it before with this historical and hysterical tour. This Comedy Walk is a one-of-a-kind city tour that ...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English

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Day trips & excursions

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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
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