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New Town

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.

What travelers to New Town are saying

Edinburgh is a lovely lovely place with great views and people and lots to do and see
Jacqueline G. 16 Mar 2015
Good historic location
Michael O.Wasyl 7 May 2015

Hotels in New Town

Recommended hotels

From US$69

1 The Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 10 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

Room was smaller than expected but clean. Was extremely hot and when we opened ceiling window water leaked all over bed. Was a little noisy but other than that we had a good stay. In good area,...
6 Aug 2015
From US$120

2 Fountain Court Royal Garden

4 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

York Buildings Map

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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

Good but needs attention to detail
We were luck enough to have one of the newly fitted out rooms, we were very impressed. Great location, friendly staff who were very happy to help, and find someone who knew the answer if they...
26 Apr 2014
From US$137

3 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

Great Location and Modern Hotel
We enjoyed an overnight stay at Hotel Indigo. We were on 4th floor and in the eves of the hotel which did make the room feel a bit small and you had to beware you didn't bang your head at one side...
10 Feb 2014
From US$95

4 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 13 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

FREE WiFi included

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

A little Gem!
We booked last minute and to be honest we didn't expect to find anything decent. This hotel came up on searching, I thought it looked amazing but was a little worried our room wouldn't be like the...
28 Aug 2015
From US$95

5 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

FREE WiFi included

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

The hotel was good, clean which it's so important to us, and the all the staff couldn't do enough for you. Staff was great!!1
14 Feb 2015
From US$101

6 Queens Guest House

4 stars
3.3 / 5 6 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

Great location
This hotel is in a great location, serves good breakfasts and has the best showers ever! However, staff were unfriendly and unwelcoming on arrival, bedroom was so small one could hardly move...
30 Jun 2015
From US$154

7 Le Monde

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

16 George Street Map


Le Monde Hotel Edinburgh offers comfortable and dining facilities. Visitors will enjoy the chance to party in Shanghai Club, one of the top Edinburgh nightclub, located onsite. The event facilities... More

So disappointing
My husband and I decided to stay at Le Monde as a last minute treat on Friday 22nd August 2014. We arrived by a welcoming team and received a glass of champagne as we checked in, we were then shown...
25 Aug 2014
From US$175

8 Nira Caledonia Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

10 Gloucester Place Map

Book today and save 10%- Non Refundable

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

Great location hotel good but not great
Probably the most beautiful location in Inverness -- hotel offers standard amenities though be aware that Wi-Fi and parking are NOT complementary if you do not book directly with the hotel....
27 May 2015
From US$104

9 Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

53 Princess St Map

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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

Stop over on big car trip
Hotel good. The location of the car park and cost is ridiculous. About a kilometre from hotel two older males walking in the rain. No notice of where car park is until you drive around find a car...
7 May 2015
From US$152

10 Fountain Court Stewart Apartments

4 stars
5.0 / 5 4 reviews

10 Young Street Map

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Fountain Court - Stewart Apartments Edinburgh is a Victorian-inspired haven that offers stylish apartments set in the heart of Edinburgh. The property places tourist close to the prominent... More

Romantic trip
Fantastic atmosphere - makes you feel as you are at home. Great isolation - makes you feel you are the only visitor in there. Everything ( furniture, carpet, decorations) looks like new. Nice smell...
6 Aug 2015
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