Landmark Visitor's Guide





A tour of the city


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Landmark Visitor's Guide

Getting Around

Edinburgh, like most of the Lothians, is set on the wide plain of the River Forth with volcanic left-overs such as Castle Rock and Arthur's Seat being the most prominent natural heights. Around these hills 'Auld Reekie', as it was known before the days of smokeless fuel, grew and prospered.

For exploration, the city is best divided into three sections, the Old Town, the New Town and the outskirts. Each section would need at least a day to best appreciate, so a minimum of three days should be allowed.

The Old and New Town are essentially a walking proposition with most places of consequence within easy distance of one another. Parking a car anywhere near the city centre is very difficult but public transport is effective both into the centre and to outlying parts.

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