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Featured Destinations and Attractions

Edinburgh’s Old Town (Featuring West Bow & The Royal Mile)

Edinburgh’s Old Town is a particularly striking one. Or, perhaps, dominant is a more accurate word. The way it rises …
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Edinburgh’s Calton Hill & Collective

Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh’s top lookout spots (there are several of them in the city), a place you …
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Edinburgh’s Closes (Featuring The Real Mary King’s Close)

We have been in a lot of haunted places. Not haunted in the touristy sense (though Mary King’s Close did …
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