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Pocket Guide: Edinburgh New Town Hotels

New Town is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its festivals. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the gardens. Start by booking your hotel in New Town, and then enjoy the sights in the greater Edinburgh area.

Sightseeing around New Town

The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Study the collections at Hanover Fine Arts Gallery, National Gallery of Scotland, or Museum on the Mound. You can buy tickets to live performances at Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, Usher Hall, and Royal Lyceum Theatre. Learn about the local history at Edinburgh Dungeon, Georgian House, and Gladstone's Land. Notable landmarks include St. Andrew Square, Scott Monument, and Charlotte Square. Be sure to get some family photos at Omni Centre Edinburgh, Our Dynamic Earth, and Royal Commonwealth Pool.

You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Princes Street Gardens, Calton Hill, and Royal Botanic Garden. Surround yourself with nature at Beecraigs Country Park. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Princes Mall, Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers, and Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Easter Road Stadium, Meadowbank Stadium, or Tynecastle Stadium.

A few of the area's most popular attractions are Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Greyfriars Kirk. You can also head to St. Stephens Centre, Royal Scottish Academy Art Gallery, and Waterloo Place.

Getting around New Town

The closest major airport is Edinburgh (EDI), located 6.5 miles (10.4 km) from New Town.