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Edinburgh Old Town

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“victoria street”(249 reviews)
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Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and historical monuments.
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Old town, Edinburgh EH1, Scotland
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All reviews royal mile victoria street quirky shops cobbled streets grass market pubs and restaurants every corner harry potter beautiful architecture tourist shops walk around high street steeped in history street performers fringe festival lots of history holyrood palace
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

History, coffee, cake, architecture, coffee, cake, street theatre, coffee, cake, politics, coffee cake, fun, coffee, cake, shopping, coffee, cake, individual retailers, coffee, cake, oh, and a hog roast. Love it all.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OnAir757926
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A quirky good time always had in Grassmarket! Today we opted out of breakfast offered in the pub at our hotel and chose to stroll around Grassmarket. Great prices, food and service at Graze!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katlowry
Reviewed 3 days ago

colourful vibrant with lots of old quaint ashops to visit and curiosity shops, lots of cafes and places to eat

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank smith_carla
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked through the old town on the way to Edinburgh castle ,it a nice walk and lots to see with plenty of shops ,would be even more interesting on a warm sunny day

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank T J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit. Lots of shops to browse around, beautiful buildings to admire. The hop on hop off bus makes the old town accessible

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank linda1sadler
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked about a corner and there it was - quirky little shops selling a wide range of treats from afternoon tea, cambridge satchel company to a Harry Potter shop. Had a great little wander and would recommend if in the city !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tracycymru
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Many shopping options. Harry Potter, Scottish outerwear, jewellery and of course whiskey. Food choices for all taste and likes. Our favorite Oink and Howies

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Luissette N
Reviewed 6 days ago

As visitors think of scenes of historical building in the movie or the world famous movie or fantasy novels like Harry Potter, do not miss to walk around Edinburgh old town for absorbing historical atmosphere and fine art, also know how Scottish build that great...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jesdaa P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The sounds of traditional scotch music by street musicians , the middle-aged buildings, all kind of shops and the whole atmosphere is going to give a really memorable experience of you visit the old Town.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tasosk1992
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is THE place to see just about every aspect of Edinburgh history from murderers, radicals and invaders to royalty. There is something for everyone and quite a maze of streets and alleyways. Lots of the older attractions are here along with bustling, cosmopolitan tourists....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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30 November 2018|
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Response from gordonmaximus | Reviewed this property |
Sorry have no idea, contact tourist information might help
20 July 2018|
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Response from Shizuka B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so.
10 June 2018|
Response from MiMiLavette | Reviewed this property |
It is about 2.3 miles away in a car from the Claremont Guesthouse. Taxi is probably better.