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The New Town area of Edinburgh is really only new relative to the rest of Scotland, as it was first constructed in the 18th century and still has much of the neo-classical and Georgian period architecture that gives this “new” area an old-world feel. New Town is one of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage sites due largely to its historic buildings and the masterful way the city was planned and laid out. New Town is the hub of culture in Edinburgh, and contains some of the city’s most important monuments, galleries, and shopping centres, making it a must-see for visitors.

  • Visit The Mound in Edinburgh’s New Town, where you will find the Scottish National Gallery, the best collection of Scottish fine art housed in a beautiful 19th century building.
  • Stroll beneath the Scott Monument, a spectacular 60-metre Victorian Gothic tower that was built in Edinburgh’s New Town to honour Sir Walter Scott, one of the country’s most famous writers.
  • Take a walk down Princes Street, where you will find a diverse collection of large retail stores and small boutiques that are perfect for a long day of shopping.

New Town is one of the most popular areas of Edinburgh and also a hub for its public transportation. The Waverly train station is the main station in Edinburgh and services local trains going around the city, as well as long distance trains for those going outside of Edinburgh to Glasgow or London. The best way to see New Town is to get off at the Waverly station and simply walk, as this will give you the opportunity to see the historic architecture up-close, while stopping along the way for snacks or the occasional pint.

Hotels in New Town

14 hotels in New Town

1 The Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

2 Queens Guest House

4 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

45 Queen Street Map

Housed in a restored Georgian building, Queens Guest House Edinburgh offers a suitable base with tasteful accommodations, gracious hospitality and central location in Edinburgh. This family-owned... More

3 Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

53 Princess St Map

The Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel offers a perfect location right on the world famous Princes Street close to numerous attractions and shops. Major sights surrounding the hotel include the... More

4 Nira Caledonia Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

10 Gloucester Place Map

Stylish and luxurious, Nira Caledonia Hotel Edinburgh is housed on a historic building that offers a glimpse of Scottish hospitality and modern conveniences at the centre of Edinburgh. Apart from... More

5 Fountain Court Royal Garden

4 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

York Buildings Map

Fountain Court Royal Garden's location enables guests to visit local attractions of the city like Princes Street, the Scott Monument, the Castle, City Galleries and Omni Entertainment Centre. ... More

6 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the centrally located, well-equipped and inviting accommodations of Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh.... More

7 Castle View Guest House

3 stars
3.3 / 5

30 castle Street Map

Featuring comfortable accommodations within convenient distance from local recreation sites and vibrant must-see attractions, Castleview Guest House Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for discerning... More

8 The Royal Scots Club

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

30 Abercromby Place Map

The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh Hotel combines the convenience of all the facilities and amenities offered by an elegant hotel with the comfort and cosiness of one's own home. GeneralThe conference... More

9 Hotel Indigo EDINBURGH

4 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

51-59 York Place Map

Vacationers exploring Edinburgh find convenient base in the deluxe boutique spaces of Hotel Indigo EDINBURGH placed in the heart of the Scotland capital. This chic hotel in this side of Great... More

10 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

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