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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 near Princes Street

134 hotels near Princes Street

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 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

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 45 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

3 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 30 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 The Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 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

5 Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 24 reviews

79 Lauriston Place Map

Surrounded by the very best Edinburgh has to offer, the Edinburgh City Hotel enjoys a central location in the Old City. The original building housing the hotel dates back to 1873, and it has been... More

6 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

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

7 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More

8 Queens Guest House

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 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

9 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 13 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

10 Britannia Edinburgh Hotel

3 stars
1.9 / 5 9 reviews

69 Belford Road Map

With comfortable accommodations in a central location, Britannia Edinburgh Hotel makes for a suitable base for travellers on vacation or business trip in the Scottish capital. This value-for-money... More