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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Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh: priority seating with menu
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Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh: priority seating with menu

Get your Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh priority seating with menu on Musement. Admire all the rock memorabilia and eat some great food!

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The ultimate cycle tour of Edinburgh
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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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Silent disco adventure in Edinburgh
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Silent disco adventure in Edinburgh

Book your silent disco adventure in Edinburgh and get ready to get groovy! Meet your guide and have a boogie while seeing the sights.

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Whisky and folklore in Edinburgh

Book your Whisky and folklore tickets and get ready to sip on whisky as you hear folklore and history.

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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