At the heart of Edinburgh is the famous Old Town. The Royal Mile stretches from Edinburgh Castle at the top to Holyrood Palace at the bottom. It has many narrow streets and wynds. The Old Town is also a fine example of how people lived in medieval times in tall, old buildings with not a lot of space for a family. The poor people lived at the very top and very bottom of the buildings, whilst the richer people lived in the middle.
There is lots to explore in the Royal Mile.
Test your listening by filling in the blanks!
- 'By the ____ century, the area was well established'
- 'It features a classic medieval street plan and many ____ era buildings'
- 'You'll find the Grassmarket and Cowgate, now easily crossed by several _____ bridges'
- 'Many of Edinburgh's most popular ____ ____ are situated within a relatively close proximity of each other'
- 'The old town is ____ ____ with great places to eat , drink and shop'
Tips for visiting the Old Town
- - Wear good walking shoes
- - Visit the different pubs
- - Enjoy the views
Experience Edinburgh with us
Our Experience Edinburgh General English course is available year-round. This course enables you to study some hours in our school and visit locations in Edinburgh with your teacher. You get the best of indoor and outdoor English practice as well as visiting interesting places in the city.