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Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh

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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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  • Beautiful city center, typical Scottish brick everywhere with buzzing atmosphere. Lots of street performers and musicians. Very lively. 
    Beautiful city center, typical Scottish brick everywhere with buzzing atmosphere. Lots of street performers and musicians. Very lively.  more »
  • Really interesting area dating back many hundreds of years. Looking at some of the cobbled streets, you wonder how many people have walked before you. Some of the pubs were just magnificent (White... 
    Really interesting area dating back many hundreds of years. Looking at some of the cobbled streets, you wonder how many people have walked before you. Some of the pubs were just magnificent (White...  more »

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