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19 Unique and Unusual Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a strange town. Today’s thriving Scottish capital grew around the central Edinburgh Castle. But before the city became a modern metropolis, Edinburgh’s odd history included several generations of residents locked into a four-mile radius, witch trials and torture, and endless ghost stories. This ancient city is so unusual that it even inspired JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. Edinburgh is a city of contrast. In Edinburgh, you’ll find narrow alleyways called “close” where hundreds of thousands lived below sustenance…

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