Top Hotels in Old Town
Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2020
Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020
Top things to do in Old Town
Glen Coe, Loch Ness & the Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour
Secrets of the Royal Mile Walking Tour with Edinburgh Castle Admission
The Real Mary King's Close guided experience
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Places to Visit in Old Town
There's no end to the number of exciting things you can do when you visit a new destination. So why not get your trip to Old Town off to a flying start by having a look at some of our recommendations? After all – out there starts here! We couldn't imagine a more suitable place to stay than Old Town. World-famous attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat will be just moments away. The University of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland are in close proximity to this neighborhood. Since they're just a stroll away, you'll want to pack those comfy shoes. Spend your Sunday morning at St. Giles' Cathedral. While you're here, why not take some time to perch on one of the pews and lose yourself in quiet prayer. Travelers have a top-notch range of things to do in this destination. Try to imagine the stories hidden within Palace of Holyroodhouse as you appreciate its striking facade. Still got some time on your hands? Princes Street Gardens is a lush haven that's easily accessible from the main central area. After an exciting morning of exploring, recline in the shade of one of its trees.
Life is either a magnificent adventure or nothing at all, so why not dive into some new and thrilling experiences? This place has plenty of things to do. Here are some ideas to kick off your trip to Old Town:
- The Edinburgh Outlander Experience
- Switch to Manual Photography Workshop
- Doomed Dead & Buried: Underground Vaults & Canongate Graveyard Walking Tour
- Ghosts & Ghouls of the City Evening Walking Tour
- Treasures of the Old Town Walking Tour with Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission
- Hidden & Haunted Nighttime Walking Tour
If you'd like to view a full list of activities, head to the Old Town things to do page.
Old Town Accommodations
The secret to the perfect cheap vacation or luxury getaway is knowing you've got a comfortable place to retreat to after a day of exploring. You'll find around 195 accommodations in Old Town that can offer you just that. You don't have to blow your whole vacation budget on a place to sleep. You'll discover decent beds with a reasonable price tag at the Lyncliff Hotel (4 Windsor Street) and the Halcyon Hotel (8 Royal Terrace). Fancy options can also be found in the area, such as The Balmoral Hotel (1 Princes Street) and the Destiny Scotland - George IV Apartments (23 George IV Bridge). Their style, service and amenities make for a memorable vacation. Old Town is a great place to stay if you're keen to be near Edinburgh Castle. The Old Town Chambers and the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh are both within strolling distance, so book your room today for a convenient place to lay your head.
Nearest Airports to Old Town
From the minute the plane finally lands at Edinburgh Airport (EDI), you'll know your well-deserved trip to Old Town has well and truly started! Well, the neighborhood center is still 7 miles away, but close enough.