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Buses from both operators at the St Andrew Square departure point. JONATHAN WELCH

In the next instalment of our Staycation series, Jonathan Welch takes to the top deck for two different tours of the Scottish capital

Edinburgh is without doubt one of the jewels in the crown of Scotland’s tourist trail, with its contrasting Old Town and castle separated from the elegance of the neoclassical Georgian new town by the railway and Waverley Station, which opened in 1846, and has been much rebuilt since. One of the bridges across the railway, Waverley Bridge, at the western end of the station, will be familiar to many already as the traditional starting point for Edinburgh’s open-top city tours.

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