After a 5.5-hour train from Oxford to Edinburgh (pronounced edin-burrah), we arrived in this ancient “college town” with not only lots of historic sites but new traditions like the Fringe Festival. The main tourist road is the Royal Mile with the Edinburgh Castle at one end and Holyrood Palace at the other and many stops between. It runs through Old Town with lots of havey-cavey little alleys and wall-to-wall pubs and souvenir shops. The adjacent New Town (built between 1767 & 1850) was built so that the wealthier folks could move out of the disease-ridden close quarters of Old Town.  See our Travelog for more details.