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The Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1TR

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4.4 out of 5 (1,263 reviews)

On North Bridge, and one block from both Princes Street and the Royal Mile, this hotel is a half-mile from Edinburgh Castle …

£112
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU

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4.3 out of 5 (1,057 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Our Dynamic Earth, Arthur's Seat, and Palace of …

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh

11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ

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4.5 out of 5 (506 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this romantic hotel is steps from Greyfriar's Bobby, Greyfriars Kirk, and National Museum of Scotland. …

£103
G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh

1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD

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4.6 out of 5 (866 reviews)

The modern G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh offers a prime location just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile and about a 5-minute walk …

£139
Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection

10 Hill Place, Edinburgh EH8 9DS

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4.3 out of 5 (884 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Festival Theatre, University of Edinburgh, and …

£58
Canongate Apartment

Canongate Apartment

1/3 Bulls Close, Edinburgh EH8 8DD

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Our Dynamic Earth, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Scottish …

£74
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,605 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from Edinburgh Dungeon, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Real Mary King's Close. National …

£58
Old Town Chambers

Old Town Chambers

Roxburgh's Court, Edinburgh EH1 1LW

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4.8 out of 5 (700 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this luxury apartment is steps from City Chambers, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Real Mary King's Close. …

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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ

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4.4 out of 5 (1,889 reviews)

Two blocks from towering Edinburgh Castle, this hotel is in Old Town's bustling Grassmarket district, with the Waverley …

£68
Jurys Inn Edinburgh

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH

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3.9 out of 5 (2,155 reviews)

Modern hotel in the heart of historic Edinburgh next to Waverley Station, one mile from the famous castle, and 400 metres fro …

£63

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Pocket Guide: Edinburgh Old Town Hotels

Old Town is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. Old Town is a great home base for exploring the greater Edinburgh area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.

Sightseeing around Old Town

The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Talbot Rice Gallery, Brass Rubbing Centre, or Museum of Childhood. You can check out the local talent at Festival Theatre, Queen's Hall, and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. St. Giles' Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirk, and Greyfriar's Bobby are significant monuments. Swing by John Knox House, Real Mary King's Close, and Edinburgh Dungeon to learn about local history. Our Dynamic Earth, Omni Centre Edinburgh, and Royal Commonwealth Pool are family favorites.

You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Local parks like Princes Street Gardens, Calton Hill, and The Meadows are peaceful spots. Surround yourself with nature at Beecraigs Country Park. With a shopping trip to Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers, Princes Mall, or Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, you might find that perfect souvenir. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Easter Road Stadium, Carlton Cricket Club, or Meadowbank Stadium.

A few of the most popular sights in the area include Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Arthur's Seat. You can also check out Surgeon's Hall, National Museum of Scotland, and Fruitmarket Gallery.

Getting around Old Town

To venture out of town, take a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station.

The closest major airport is Edinburgh (EDI), located 6.9 miles (11.1 km) from Old Town.

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