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Edinburgh is the perfect destination for a few days away. The beautiful city will captivate you, and you'll find an overwhelming amount of stuff to do in Edinburgh.

Old Town, the original medieval city, is one of the main areas along with the more modern New Town. The city was divided because of overpopulation of the old area and during the Age of Enlightenment a new, more organized and spacious district was built. If you're interested in history and wondering what to do in Edinburgh, it's good to start in Old Town. The ancient city, crowned by the castle, is one of the more interesting places to visit in Edinburgh. If you walk from the castle down the Royal Mile, the main street of the area and another of the top Edinburgh attractions, you'll feel like you've been transported to another era. The stone buildings with wooden arcades are unique and beautiful.

Along the way you'll find the Sant Giles Cathedral and Surgeon's Hall, which are interesting things to see in Edinburgh. At the end of the journey you'll come back to the 21st century with the modern Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace at the foot of Arthur Seat's. Arthur's Seat is a hill that deserves a visit. Climbing it may be one of the more daunting Edinburgh activities, but the views across the city are breathtaking. From above you can see the entire panorama of the city and from there finalise your plans for things to do in Edinburgh.

A more relaxing option for visiting Edinburgh may include wandering the grounds of the Princess Garden, walking the streets of the New Town, climbing Calton Hill, or doing some shopping in Princess Street. Visiting some of the museums in Edinburgh can also be a good choice, and at The Mound, a small hill in the center of the city, are the two main galleries in Edinburgh. But of course one of the attractions in Edinburgh is its pubs. The city is full of places where you can enjoy a pint and good music at the end of the day. There is no better way to end a day of sightseeing.

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