|Halfway along the Canongate section of the Royal Mile you will find the building known as the Canongate Tolbooth.|
||Canongate Tolbooth was built in the 16th century as a tollhouse to mark the boundary between Holyrood and Edinburgh proper. Since then the building has served various functions including periods as a courthouse, an administrative centre, and a prison.|
||Today it houses the People's Story, a museum telling the story of Edinburgh's ordinary people. The exhibitions include sounds and smells as well as reconstructions of various scenes of everyday life in Edinburgh, which makes for an interesting visit.|
Canongate Tolbooth is open daily except Sundays but times vary so check in advance. Entry is free.
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