Navigating Edinburgh is Easy With Organized Tours

| 2/12/2015 11:19:00 AM

Marilyn JonesJust down the street from my hotel, tour buses queue up on Waverly Bridge. There is a lot to see in Scotland’s capital city and five different tour operators make their way around the city every day stopping at major attractions.

Soon after boarding a bus advertised as focusing on the city’s UNESCO status, I’m riding along the Royal Mile with Edinburgh Castle at one end and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the other.


This is Old Town with towering tenements lining the street. Due to space restrictions imposed by the narrowness of the street, and the desire to stay safe within the defensive walls, the buildings were built higher as the need for housing grew. These multi-story dwellings were the norm from the 16th century on.

old town

Edinburgh Castle

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