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We always hear that walking is the best way to really explore a city, and best of all it that it's FREE!
This is certainly true of Edinburgh where I've been able to really get to know the city simply by walking around, discovering some of its loveliest areas such as:
- walking down the famous Royal Mile and exploring the ancient 'closes' - tiny little alleyways - and history all over the place
- walking to the top of Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano at the heart of the city - not as strenuous a climb as you might think, and the views are amazing
- walking through the Dean Village - Edinburgh is almost like a series of villages, and the Dean Village near the city centre, is one of the nicest. Really quirky and full of interesting old buildings which were apparently homes built for the mill workers when milling was the main industry in this area back in the 19th Century.
Has anybody got any other suggestions for great city centre walks?