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Sep, 11 2016
One thing not miss here
Calton Hill - its only a 15 minute walk but the views are incredible
Stayed at
The Old School House B&B, Berwick-Upon-Tweed (45 mins on the train)
Ate at
Zebra Coffee Company, Bank Street (Old Town)

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are inscribed as incredible examples of quite different forms of town planning existing side by side in a modern city. We started in the Old Town by walking down the Royal Mile from the Castle to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament, with a quick visit to Gladstone’s Land en route (which shows what a tenement would have been like about 300 years ago). We then moved into the Georgian New Town which is laid out in wide avenues and beautiful squares. We visited the Georgian House in Charlotte Square, which was a fantastic insight into wealthy Georgian life in the New Town and a marked contrast to what we’d seen at Gladstone’s Land earlier on. The day was capped off by the stunning views over the city from Calton Hill (and a sneaky glimpse of another World Heritage Site, the Forth Bridge – visiting there later in the year!)

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The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are inscribed as incredible examples of quite different forms of town planning existing side by side in a modern city. We started in the Old Town by walking down the Royal Mile from the Castle to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament,...