Old Town

The Old Town is the name popularly given to the oldest part of 's capital city of . The area has preserved much of its medieval street plan and many Reformation-era buildings.

Landmarks in the Area

Tourist attraction
St Giles' Cathedral, or the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is a parish church of the Church of Scotland located in the of . Photo: Elgdy, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Photo: TwoWings, Public domain.

The High Court of Justiciary is the supreme criminal court in . Photo: Chabe01, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Mercat Cross of Edinburgh stands in Parliament Square next to , facing the High Street in the of . Photo: Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Edinburgh is the capital of and one of its 32 council areas. Photo: Saskia van de Nieuwenhof, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The New Town is a central area of , the capital of Scotland. Photo: Erath, Public domain.

Dumbiedykes is a residential area in the centre of , . Photo: Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tollcross is a major road junction to the south west of the city centre of , which gives its name to the surrounding area. Photo: Kyzer, CC BY 3.0.

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