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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 s...

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Discover an Edinburgh beyond the reach of tour buses and guidebooks. Your expert guide will take you on a one and a half hour walking tour t...

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1 hour 30 minutes
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The true history of the Blair Street Underground Vaults is terrifying enough – so abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and make-believe....

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1 hour 15 minutes
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A chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark – and underground. Strictly adult-only, this ghost tour is a short, sharp shock – your unsett...

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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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Just one look at Edinburgh's intriguing cityscape hints at all the secrets beneath… Are you curious to discover them? Follow in the footstep...

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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...

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4 hours
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In the narrow streets of Edinburgh, you were as likely to meet a murderer as a man of genius. Body-snatchers, witch hunters, firebrand pries...

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It’s a flash mob. It’s a silent disco. It’s a roaming, rhythmic riot across the sound soaked capital...Join this world famous silent disco t...

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Things are simply not what they seem in this Jekyll and Hyde city, famous for witch-burning, grave robbing, body snatching, and mysterious m...

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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'...

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

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