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

St Giles' Cathedral, or the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is a parish church of the Church of Scotland located in the of .

John Knox was a Scottish minister, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the country's Reformation.

The High Court of Justiciary is the supreme criminal court in .

David Hume was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism.

The National Library of Scotland is the legal deposit of and is one of the country's National Collections.

Localities in the Area

Edinburgh is the capital of and one of its 32 council areas.

The New Town is a central area of , the capital of Scotland.

Dumbiedykes is a residential area in the centre of , .

Tollcross is a major road junction to the south west of the city centre of , which gives its name to the surrounding area.

The Moray Estate in was an exclusive early 19th century building venture attaching the west side of .

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