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  • Address: Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland
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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Edinburgh Darkside Haunted Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends, Edinburgh, null
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Edinburgh Darkside Haunted Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

4.5 star rating: Recommended 315 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 $13.72
Haunted Halloween Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Haunted Halloween Tour of Edinburgh

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

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

From USD $15.85
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Edinburgh, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8435 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 $19.82
Small-Group Walking Tour of Old Town Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Old Town Edinburgh

Understand the rich past of the Old Town and visit Edinburgh's winding cobbled streets.

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.00
Royal Edinburgh History Experience, Edinburgh, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Royal Edinburgh History Experience

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Thread the route of royals, past and present - and unlock the history of the ancient seat of power.

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

From USD $15.85

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