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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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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, null
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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2357 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 $13.20
Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 160 Reviews

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 $13.20
Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 360 Reviews

There are ghoulish goings-on in the ancient city of Edinburgh on this spine-tingling 1.5-hour tour, and the city’s spirits seem more restless than ever! Head ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 80 minutes (approx.)

From USD $13.20
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus, Edinburgh, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills, creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan ...  Read more

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

From USD $395.92
The Real Mary King's Close Underground Tour and Walking Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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The Real Mary King's Close Underground Tour and Walking Tour of Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

Discover Edinburgh's hidden history with The Real Mary King's Close. Join this 2 hour tour and see and hear how Edinburgh's Old Town developed into the vibrant ...  Read more

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

From USD $25.73
Small-Group Walking Tour of Old Town Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Attraction Tickets
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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
Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

3 star rating: Worth doing 65 Reviews

Join if you dare! This tour is strictly for over 18's only. You will be taken on a journey through the cobbled wynds and closes of the Old Town, sharing tales ...  Read more

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

From USD $18.48
Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh

3 star rating: Worth doing 27 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 $15.84
Small Group Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Small Group Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

See the best of Edinburgh Old Town with a local guide in a small group of other travellers to guarantee you aren't just a face in a big tour group. Enjoy being ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.03
Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

See Edinburgh like a local on a small group walking and photography tours with local guides that explain all you need to know about Edinburgh and takes you to ...  Read more

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

From USD $65.99

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