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How to Spend One Day in Edinburgh

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013

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Scotland’s vibrant capital does its hard-partying reputation proud as the host for a number of important Scottish festivals and celebrations (including the legendary 4-day New Year’s celebrations, known as Hogmanay), but even the quietest days in the city offer plenty to see and do. Exploring the cobbled streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, climbing the sprawling peaks of Edinburgh’s Seven Hills and visiting the city’s many museums and galleries could easily fill up a week’s itinerary, but if you’ve only got one day in the city, here are some ideas for making the most of it.

Start your walking tour in the Old town, where the famous Royal Mile is the main thoroughfare, running from the stately Holyrood Palace, a lavish royal residence, housing part of the Queen’s Royal art collection to the imposing Edinburgh Castle, the royal fortress which presides over the city center.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Edinburgh Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Edinburgh.

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