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Princes Street

Every major city has its principal shopping street and in Edinburgh’s New Town, Princes Street is that street.. As the southernmost street in New Town, it provides unfettered views of Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, and the green valley that separates them. In the late eighteenth century a decision by King George III to rejuvenate the old part of the city has resulted in today’s vibrant, upmarket shopping mecca, where many of the UK’s high street brands and stores are represented. Princes street’s open-ended south side transitions directly from shopping haven into green spaces, art galleries and museums making the area one of the most appealing commercial and cultural hubs of the UK.

  • Stroll through the rolling green pasturage of Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens and stop at the memorial that honours United States’ soldiers of Scottish descent.
  • Browse through the Scottish National Gallery, a neoclassical building filled with Scottish artwork in central Edinburgh..
  • Gaze at the Scott Monument, an intricate gothic statue that pays tribute to Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s most important literary figures.

Most of Princes Street is closed to traffic except for buses and taxis which makes it a great area to explore on foot. Being a very compact city, with the sights in both Old and New Town usually no more than fifteen minutes apart, the tangled maze of medieval streets in this city can be difficult to navigate by car, visitors are encouraged to use the newly completed tram, or one of the ever-present black cabs that can be hailed from the street outside any Princes Street store. Edinburgh Coach Lines is convenient for sightseeing, as it is inexpensive and runs between attractions.

Hotels in Princes Street

Recommended hotels

From US$98

1 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

Stay 5 nights save 25%

With tasteful units strategically set a stone's throw away from major attractions, The Inn Place makes for a suitable starting point for exploring the heritage-rich Scotland capital. This Edinburgh... 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$103

2 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 36 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

Good for a short trip
The location is good if you want to visit the Edinburgh castle. Wonderful view from room. The room is comfortable and clean. The staffs at the desk are always helpful and friendly. The breakfast...
7 Sep 2015
From US$92

3 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

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$125

4 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 51 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

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$135

5 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. GeneralWith conference and banquet rooms that... More

Fab trip with friends!
Perfect location for everything. Very funny, very charming concierge in kilt, checked us in and we got upgraded. This impressed and amused our American friend to no end. All staff were very...
24 Sep 2015
From US$94

6 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$106

7 The Angels Share

4 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

7-11 Hope Street Map

Stay 3 Nights Save 10%

The Hudson Hotel Edinburgh is situated at the West End of famous Princes Street, close to leafy Queen Street Gardens - right in the centre of the city. Business guests are conveniently located for... More

From US$36

8 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

Advance Purchase Rates!

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$111

9 Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile

4 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

217 High Street Map

Stay 10 and SAVE

Whether in Edinburgh for business or for leisure, discerning travellers find an ideal base in the top-notch facilities, elegant spaces and quality services of Stay Edinburgh City Serviced... More

Excellent value n perfect location
We've a 2-bedroom apartment, newly renovated with full amenities. Unfortunately washing machine was out of order. The king sized bed was comfortable but the bunk bed squeaked. Many TV channels n...
22 Mar 2015
From US$68

10 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
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