Old Town hotels
The winding medieval streets of Old Town in Edinburgh are the city’s single oldest section and, along with the 18th century New Town, form Edinburgh’s most historical area. Old Town is a collection of Reformation-era buildings that have been preserved along their original medieval street plan, making a visit to this world-class destination a genuine path into the past. The streets are laid out in a fishbone pattern that was once highly common for ancient Northern European cities. Old Town features a bevy of historic attractions including the Edinburgh Castle sitting atop a one-of-a-kind hilltop crag.
- Stroll down the Royal Mile, the main artery running through Edinburgh’s Old Town, and enjoy up-close views of historical architecture along either side of this one-of-a-kind thoroughfare.
- Explore exhibits of antiquities illustrating the cultural and scientific history of Edinburgh at the National Museum of Scotland.
- Visit the ancient 12th century ruins of the Holyrood Abbey, an ornate medieval masterpiece of architectural ingenuity that once hosted royal weddings and other significant cultural ceremonies.
The Old Town of Edinburgh is centrally located and very easy to reach using public transportation. From the Edinburgh Airport, visitors can take the airport bus to this world-class destination’s terminal stop on Waverly Street, putting holidaymakers within close walking distance of Old Town. Visitors arriving by train should get off at the Waverly Railway Station and follow signs toward the Royal Mile for quickest transit to Old Town. Locals and holidaymakers alike agree that Edinburgh’s Old Town is best explored on foot, a kind of travel that allows for visitors to savour the area’s historic atmosphere.
28 hotels in Old Town
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
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
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
The hostel is newly refurbished, modern and high-spec, but more importantly, right in the heart of Edinburgh! You can see Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping thorough fare, from the... More
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 Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More
Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More
Fraser Suites Edinburgh invites chic business and holiday travellers to elegant urban retreat that features classy and stylish accommodations set right in the heart of Edinburgh. While in the... More
The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More