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Cowgate

One of the oldest thoroughfares in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Cowgate is a single street located in the Old Town section of the city. Originally, the adjoining neighbourhood was primarily the home of Irish immigrants, but in the years since then, the area has become more diverse and is now home to plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs. Shoppers may also enjoy patronising the niche shops along the avenue. Along with its taste for entertainment, the Cowgate is also a historical district that boasts several standing buildings that date as far as back as the 16th century.

  • Visit one of the Cowgate’s many music venues and late-night bars, including the Abbar 70’s Disco Bar, Bannerman’s Bar, and the Opium hard rock venue.
  • Tour the historic Magdalen Chapel, one of the oldest buildings in all of Edinburgh, Scotland, that was built in the 1500s and remodelled during the 1600s.
  • Attend a live concert hosted by the Musical Society of Edinburgh at St. Cecilia’s Hall, the oldest concert hall in Scotland, located on the Cowgate thoroughfare.

International and domestic visitors flying into the area will likely land at Edinburgh International Airport, the largest airport in the region. To get to Edinburgh’s city centre, guests can take the Airlink Express bus service to downtown and the Cowgate district. The city’s Lothian Bus system also offers plenty of routes through the city. To reach Cowgate, bus passengers may take several routes, including numbers 100, 35, and 22. Since the attractions at Cowgate are concentrated on one street, guests who stay at nearby hotels may easily walk to the many popular spots.

Hotels in Cowgate

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1 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

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Located in one of Edinburgh's finest old streets right in the centre of this beautiful city, The Inn Place boasts 27 newly built bedrooms. Some have spectacular views of the city and the olde... More

Great location
It just a short walk from A100 airlink bus dropped off however the road was steep uphill (careful for big luggage). It in the middle of Royal mile. During our stay the escalator (only one they...
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From US$155

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 50 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

FREE WiFi

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

very nice
the hotel was very clean staff all very helpful location was brilliant . On the mines their was no view just the air con. It was not a big problem as we where just sleeping their. Yes it is a...
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3 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
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5West Register Street Map

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Haggis Hostel is a strategic base for travellers and backpackers in the heritage-rich Scotland capital looking for centrally located and cosy spaces without the hefty price tag. Set close to... More

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4 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

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Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh is a classic retreat equipped with modern comforts set centrally in this heritage-rich and vibrant Scotland capital. Ideal for a short visit or long-term stay,... More

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5 Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 15 reviews

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh Map

A quite haven, yet just a stone's throw from Edinburgh's bustling old city centre, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh provides ideal accommodation for those on vacation as well as business.... More

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6 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

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4.0 / 5 9 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

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7 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

FREE WiFi

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

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8 Edinburgh First

3 stars
3.9 / 5 10 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Road Map

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9 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

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weekend break
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10 Royal British Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 33 reviews

20 Princess Street Map

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Occupying a prime position on one of the city's most famous streets - Princes Street - the majestic Royal British Hotel Edinburgh is perfectly situated for exploring Scotland's vibrant capital.... More

The perfect stay
The staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful and the location is perfect. It's the second time I was there and I hope to return again this summer
3 Jan 2015
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