Fodor's Expert Review Canongate

Old Town Neighborhood/Street

This section of the Royal Mile takes its name from the canons who once ran the abbey at Holyrood. Canongate—in Scots, gate means "street"—was originally an independent town, or burgh, another Scottish term used to refer to a community with trading rights granted by the monarch. In this area you'll find Canongate Kirk and its graveyard, Canongate Tolbooth, as well as the Museum of Edinburgh.


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Royal Mile, between High St. and Abbey Strand
Edinburgh, Edinburgh  Scotland

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