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  • Address: Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
The historic heart of Edinburgh and home to many of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the atmospheric Old Town became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. Watched over by the striking Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town is most famous for the central boulevard which runs between the hilltop castle and the Royal Palace of Holyrood, four sequential streets known as the Royal Mile.

The main starting point for walking tours of the city, the Royal Mile is teeming with landmark buildings and iconic sights. The 12th century St Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, the John Knox house and the underground streets of Mary King's Close are all popular visitor attractions, dotted between the throngs of souvenir shops, historic pubs and cafés. The final section of the Royal Mile, Canongate, is the most architecturally varied, with the 16th century Canongate Tollbooth and Canongate Kirk, the modern Scottish Parliament complex and the wacky Our Dynamic Earth building clustered around the palace grounds.

Edinburgh’s Old Town is also home to the city’s main University and comes alive during the summer festival season as the enormous Edinburgh Festival, Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Military Tattoo bring the medieval center to life.

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Old Edinburgh 2-Hour Guided Tour, Edinburgh, null
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Old Edinburgh 2-Hour Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This 2-hour guided tour of Edinburgh will reveal to you not just some of the streets of Scotland’s historic Old Town today; it will let you discover what they ...  Read more

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

From USD $13.76
Haunted Underground Walking Tour In Edinburgh's Old Town, Edinburgh, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Haunted Underground Walking Tour In Edinburgh's Old Town

A 60 minute, guided, walking tour of the infamous hidden vaults beneath the South Bridge in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.01
Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour, Edinburgh, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

When your cruise ship arrives in Edinburgh, get to know Scotland’s capital on this full-day shore excursion. Board a comfortable coach and enjoy a panoramic ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.80
Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Ports of Call Tours
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Visit the infamous hidden vaults beneath the South Bridge in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in these former slums. ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.51
Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 205 Reviews

Take a look at Edinburgh's dark side, including tales of witchcraft, plague and torture on this Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh. Visit the scenes ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.51
Malt Whisky Tasting in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Malt Whisky Tasting in Edinburgh

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Guests sample 4 Scotch malt whiskies over the course of one hour and a half. A tutor presents the whiskies, talks about the whisky making process, the history ...  Read more

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

From USD $16.26
Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus, Edinburgh, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

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Explore Edinburgh, which has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills, from the comfort of your own private ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $412.86
Edinburgh Super Saver: Royal Edinburgh History Experience and Ghostly Underground Vaults History ... 
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Edinburgh Super Saver: Royal Edinburgh History Experience and Ghostly Underground Vaults History Tour

Maximize your time in Scotland's capital with an Edinburgh Super Saver - a combination of two tours at a discounted price. First, follow in the footsteps of ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.02
Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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See Edinburgh like a local on a small-group walking and photography tour with a professional photographer. You will learn how to use your camera (smart phones ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.07
Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Join your costumed guide on a journey into Edinburgh’s grisly past. As you walk through the wynds and closes of Edinburgh's Old Town hear tales of the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.01

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