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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Jan 14, 2009
The Royal Mile is an exciting place to let your mind and your feet wonder.  The cobble stone street winds through some of the oldest buildings in the city; as you crest the corner to the top the enchanting Edinburgh castle looms above you bringing your mind back to days gone.  A street performer usually is playing his bag pipes in the background as you pay the fee and then step into the past getting ready to explore.  There are many other things to do on the mile like hte haunted tour under the city but I feel the castle is the best for wondering and letting your imagination run wild.
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Dec 3, 2009
Edinburgh is one of the nicest cities in the UK, the people are so polite, it is unbelievable. It has a lot of great places to see and enjoy including the wonderful views from the top of Calton Hill and the Edinburgh Castle. The National Gallery of Scotland is also worth visiting for the art work. There is a small observatory on top of Calton Hill where they have weekly night observing sessions as well as a sound and light show about the city. They have a lovely library with a lot of rare books too. The Royal Mile is a wonderful walk connecting two royal houses!!! The churches are also nice to visit.
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Jun 26, 2008
The premier point of interest in the "Old City" of Edinburgh is the Edinburgh castle. It's an amazing structure and one that is enjoyed throughout the day. In the evenings it is a focal point because of the lights surrounding it. One can see that in its day, it was hard to scale the its wall and attack the residents. A point that overlooks the entire city, Author's Seat the Craig, is another POI that is at the opposite edge of the old city. The charm and history of this city is fantastic. I have been there once and plan on visiting often.
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Nov 7, 2008
Old city is best experienced on foot. It has cobbled alleys and a very serene atmosphere. On one corner stands the magnificent Castle while the other side one can listen to the bagpipes played by the street musicians. Step into a music store and pick up a latest scottish album or savour some street food. If you are in Ediburgh in August, do check out the Military Tatoo fest which takes place in the last week of the month at the Castle. Advance Booking is recommended. Do the old town walk and be amazed at the number of famous personalities that this corner of the world has seen.
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Sep 30, 2009
Simply put, If you can't have fun here, you must be daft! While I like many cities, Edinburgh is my all-time favorite. Within Edinburgh, I always find the Royal Mile captivating, almost always festive, always entertaining, and truly magical. A treat for all the senses. Good Journeys!
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