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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 (1,143 reviews)

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

£157
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 (857 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 …

£144
Old Town Chambers

Old Town Chambers

Roxburgh's Court, Edinburgh EH1 1LW

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4.8 out of 5 (674 reviews)

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

£172
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU

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4.3 out of 5 (1,031 reviews)

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

£109
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BL

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4.4 out of 5 (1,547 reviews)

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

£87
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 (471 reviews)

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

£162
Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS

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4.2 out of 5 (2,507 reviews)

Set on the cobbled Grassmarket, this contemporary hotel is overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, and is within 500 metres of The …

£105
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ

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4.4 out of 5 (1,851 reviews)

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

£113
Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Radisson Blu Edinburgh

80 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

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4.4 out of 5 (1,622 reviews)

In the heart of the Royal Mile, between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, this turreted hotel is close to the Princes …

£151
Holyrood Aparthotel

Holyrood Aparthotel

1 Nether Bakehouse Holyrood, Edinburgh EH8 8PE

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4.5 out of 5 (1,124 reviews)

These modern serviced apartments are set adjacent to Edinburgh's Royal Mile, within 500 meters of Holyrood Palace, the Our …

£112

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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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