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Old Town

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.

Hotels in Old Town

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From US$137

1 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

Book and Pay in Advance - SAVE 5%

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

Enjoyable family trip
We were in Edinburgh for the International Festival. It was amazing atmosphere. So vibrant! The hotel is in excellent location, within walking distance of the city and the railway station. The...
25 Aug 2015
From US$44

2 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

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

From US$146

3 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

From US$100

4 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

Stay 2 Save 15%

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...
25 Aug 2015
From US$143

5 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

Excellent location in Edinburgh
Nice hotel with friendly personell, centrally placed in the old town of Edinburgh. Excellent full scottish breakfast
4 Mar 2015
From US$118

6 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 25 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

FREE WiFi

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

Great location, comfortable room but poor bar and limited parking
This hotel is located right in the middle of Grassmarket in Edinburgh which is ideal for exploring the city and a very nice location. The parking spaces were limited which meant that once you had...
3 Sep 2014
From US$170

7 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...
23 Aug 2015
From US$208

8 Princes Street Suites

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

16 Waterloo Place Map

3 DAY SAVER

Renowned by its premier location, the Princess Street Suites Edinburgh offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and top-notch services that are sure to please business and leisure... More

Short breack
Home from home a wonderful break. Excellent staff and prompt service Did not want to leave
14 Feb 2015
From US$209

9 Old Town Chambers Luxury Apartments

5 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Roxburghs Court Map

Stay 3 nights Save 10%- Non Refundable

Whether in Edinburgh for a short- or long-term stay, The Old Town Chambers Luxury Apartments makes for an ideal base for tourists seeking for elegant accommodations while exploring the Scotland... More

Truely Excelllent
I got this as at a great rate and although slightly more expensive than my normal Hotel / Apartment budget it was worth every penny. Very hard to find any fault. I stay away every working week and...
10 Feb 2015
From US$134

10 Royal British Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 33 reviews

20 Princess Street Map

New look Interior for 2014

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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