Weekend in Edinburgh Old Town

Group 6 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

A tried and tested guide to Edinburgh Old Town, perfect amount of activities for a weekend trip or as a start to a larger trip around Scotland! 

Guide Highlights

Walking Distance to Everything!

With the suggested Where to Stay, Where to Eat and What to See and Do are all within walking distance.

Bring Your Camera!

As a fellow photographer, this guide suggests some of the most iconic photographs you can take in Edinburgh.

Guide Summary

A weekend trip (or perfect start to your longer trip around Scotland) to Edinburgh Old Town! This guide suggests places to stay, where to eat, and what to do and see around the Old Town area that have been tried and tested by me. 

I have included enough to fill up your weekend but also some space to allow you to wander and experience Edinburgh on your own. The Royal Mile is an amazing sight to see, but there are so many side streets and hidden gems along it for you to discover. 

As a history nerd, I fell in love with Edinburgh. The preservation of the city can make you feel as if you've travelled back in time to the 16th century. And since my camera is practically a part of me, it is a great place for photographing memories and documenting that history. 

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Group 31 Museums
Group 39 Art
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Group 33 Walkable

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Family without kids
Weekend Getaway


5.0 (1 review)

  • Great Guide!

    The pictures are beautiful and the guide is wonderful!

  • Guide Architect

    Kirsten Drew

    Kirsten Drew

    www.withkirsten.com Twenty-something fuelled by coffee, always up for an adventure and never without her camera

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