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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

28 hotels in Old Town

1 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 49 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

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

2 The Inn Place

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

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

3 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

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

4 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

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

5 Royal British Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 33 reviews

20 Princess Street Map

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

6 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 25 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

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

7 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 8 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

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

8 Fraser Suites Edinburgh

4 stars
4.8 / 5 11 reviews

12-26 St Giles Street Map

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

9 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

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

10 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More