Oldest Buildings in Edinburgh: 9 of the capital’s most ancient buildings and their history

Scotland’s capital city impresses tourists from all over the world with its higher than average concentration of ancient buildings that carry heaps of intriguing history.

If you’re visiting Scotland for the first time and hoping to breathe in the incredible heritage and culture then a stroll through Auld Reekie (Edinburgh in the Scots language) is essential. In comparison to many other European capitals, Edinburgh has a high concentration of ancient architecture and some of these old buildings were constructed well over five centuries ago.

The country boasts fascinating languages, award-winning outdoor scenery,castles and other famous products like whisky, but now let’s turn our attention to nine of the Scottish capital’s oldest buildings for all you lovers of history and architecture.