The area around modern-day Edinburgh has been inhabited for thousands of years. Its origins as a settlement can be traced to the early Middle Ages when a hillfort was established in the area, most likely on the castle rock.
- Endless food vendors, and shops for just about anything you're looking for. Tip: Traffic here is CRAZY. Lanes/crosswalks mean nothing here. Just walk across at a normal pace and drivers will go safely around you. Somehow it works.