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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 into our Edinburgh vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Edinburgh.
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  • One of my highlights of my trip to Edinburgh. Full of interesting shops, historical places and hidden closes running off the main street. Take your time and see where you end up. Great variety of plac...  more »
  • Whenever I visit Edinburgh, the first place I head for, is the Old Town. I love the small cobbled streets and the small quaint and quirky shops. Love this part of the town. Shops are well worth the vi...  more »
  • to visit really, the streets of the old town of Edinburgh are beautiful, I really loved, a lot of things to see to and make
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