Old Town, Edinburgh

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The Old Town is Edinburgh's medieval heart. It is centred on the Royal Mile which runs along the crag-and-tail from the Castle down to Holyrood Palace, and it is packed with notable architecture and fascinating history, being home to some of the world's earliest 'high rise' buildings.


Streets and pavements; the Old Town is steep and there are many steps.

Public Transport

The walk described begins from Waverley, Edinburgh's main railway station.


Waverley Bridge exit from Waverley Rail Station. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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