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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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  • What a beautiful and lovely Old Town of Edinburgh! So much history and the structure of the places is amazing. Great people as well.  more »
  • First visit to Edinburgh and fell in love with it. You can spend hours meandering and spending time in one of the many bars. The buildings are unbelievable.  more »
  • Really worth a city with lots of history. To the best of the City Is a walking tour to discover really recommend
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