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  • Address: Canongate
The historic street of Canongate makes up the eastern section of the Royal Mile, leading up to the grounds of Holywood Palace and is home to many of the key attractions of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Taking its name from the canons of the neighboring Holyrood Abbey, modern-day Canongate is one of the most architectural diverse sections of the Old Town, with the strikingly modern Scottish Parliament building standing in contrast to the grand Holyrood Palace and the futuristic, tent-like structure housing the Our Dynamic Earth exhibition.

Canongate is also home to a number of significant 16th and 17th century buildings including the painstakingly preserved Canongate Tolbooth, dating back to 1591 and 17th century townhouses like Russel House and Queensbury house. In between browsing the many souvenir stores and sipping a pint in the legendary World’s End pub, be sure to visit the Museum of Edinburgh, the headquarters of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust in the Acheson House and the churchyard of the 17th-century Canongate Kirk, where famous Scots like economist Adam Smith and poet Robert Fergusson are buried.

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Royal Edinburgh Ticket Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tours and Edinburgh Castle Admission

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

Explore Edinburgh with a hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket, and see the city's royal sights at your own pace. An easy and convenient way to experience the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $78.25

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 463 Reviews

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this City Sightseeing tour is the best way to see the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $22.13

Edinburgh Haunted Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

See Edinburgh’s shady side. The gruesome and the glorious. The ghostly and the ghastly. This 2-hour tour is a wickedly entertaining walk on the wild and dark ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $13.49

Haunted Halloween Tour of Edinburgh

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Expect the unexpected on a spine-chilling walking tour, discovering Old Edinburgh’s spookiest secrets.  By the cover of night, your exclusive tour will ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.97

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