Walking tours in Edinburgh

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Edinburgh, whether you are interested in its history and culture, architecture, great art, or delectable cuisine.

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Information That Will Help With Your Visit to Edinburgh

If you are looking for the best things to do in Edinburgh, there are a few things that you can't miss. These things include the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Royal Mile. If you have the time, you should also check out the Writers' Museum. In the meantime, you can also walk or take public transit to the nearby neighborhood of Leith, where you can catch the famous Royal Yacht Britannia.

Edinburgh's Royal Mile

When you're in Scotland, don't miss exploring Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the street that stretches almost a mile from the castle to the palace. The street is lined with museums, shops, and restaurants, and there are a number of things to see and do along the way. You'll want to see the imposing St. Giles Cathedral, which dates back to the 14th century.

You can also visit the Edinburgh Castle, the city's most famous landmark. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been home to many famous Scots over the centuries. Inside, you can tour the Scottish Crown Jewels and explore the Scottish National War Museum. You can also sip some whisky in one of the many pubs and bars on the city's Royal Mile.

If you're traveling by train, you can find the Waverley train station on Market Street or Ramsay Lane. You can also find some great shops and restaurants along the Grassmarket.

Edinburgh's Fringe

You might be thinking that going to the Fringe Festival is too expensive, but that's not true. The Fringe Festival is a three-week festival of theatre and music, and many of the performances tour from venue to venue. Some are free while others require a fee. In total, there are over 400 venues for the Fringe Festival.

To see live performances, try to visit an Edinburgh Fringe venue. Each Fringe venue offers different types of shows and acts. The Edinburgh Fringe website has an online tool that lets you filter shows by genre and price. You can also set up your own Fringe event calendar on the website.

If you are interested in seeing a play or a show, it's best to get tickets early. Many shows sell out fast, so you'll need to plan accordingly. It's a good idea to plan your itinerary a few months in advance. However, you may also find a show you've never heard of before.

Unique Edinburgh walking tours

There are many reasons to take an Edinburgh walking tour. The city's Old Town, for example, is a beautiful, medieval district that was founded in the 12th century by King David I. Built on a steep hill, the city's medieval walls were repeatedly knocked down and rebuilt, but the district still retains its unique charm and character. It is considered Edinburgh's most romantic and evocative district. In fact, the Royal Mile is largely responsible for the city's reputation as a romantic and beautiful city.

While Edinburgh's stately streets are a beautiful site, a gloomy side lurks beneath them. It was the home of the poor, and local lore suggests that the vaults are haunted. Candlelight casts a shadowy light on the dripping stone walls, lowering the temperature of anyone who enters.

One Edinburgh walking tour explores the dark side of the city. Guests can see the infamous Stone of Destiny and the castle itself. Other highlights of this tour include the Scott Monument, the Princes Street Gardens, and the Scottish Enlightenment. Tours cover both the Old City and the New Town, and are available in English and Spanish.

Another popular tour is the Wee Golden Walk, which traces the colorful history of the Royal Mile. It features a detour via Victoria Street to Grassmarket and Greyfriars Kirkyard. The tour also includes surprises for fans of Harry Potter, the Avengers, and Outlander.

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