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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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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, null
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 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 $12.96
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 202 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 $12.96
The Real Mary King's Close Underground Tour and Walking Overground Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, ... 
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The Real Mary King's Close Underground Tour and Walking Overground Tour of Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 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 $25.28
Malt Whisky Tasting in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Attraction Tickets
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Malt Whisky Tasting in Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $16.85
Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus, Edinburgh, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $427.73
Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour

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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 $60.92
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 $28.00
Edinburgh Super Saver: Underground Vaults Walking Tour and Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening ... 
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Edinburgh Super Saver: Underground Vaults Walking Tour and Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour

Enhance your experience of Edinburgh with an Edinburgh Super Saver - a combination of two tours at a discounted price. First, discover the Edinburgh Vaults — ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.50
Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 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 $64.81
Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 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 $18.15

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