Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

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Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18th century onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character.

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Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18th century onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two...

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Recommendations for Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

  • Calton Hill - its only a 15 minute walk but the views are incredible - Coralie Acheson
  • Take one of the new trams! - Tracy Collins
  • The Haunted tours at night - Kartik Ahuja
  • the old and new town are both amazing, make sure you also go outside of the royal mile - Loes Veldpaus
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leith, Portobello Beach, Arthur's Seat - Shashank Manu
  • Old town - Chelsea Solan
  • Festivals in August (world's largest arts and culture festival). Food: Haggis, Irn Bru, Deep Fried Mars, Neeps and Tatties, Salmon, Shortbread - Julie Sve
  • The Castle itself, it is huge and full of historical significance - Lavneeta Jalan
  • Scotland Street - Anne-Sophie Redisch

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