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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD

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3.8 out of 5 (1,388 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brass Rubbing Centre, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Real Mary King's …

£109
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile

77 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1HN

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4.3 out of 5 (1,241 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Talbot Rice Gallery, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Festival Theatre. …

£67
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ

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4.4 out of 5 (1,574 reviews)

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

£86
Holyrood Aparthotel
Holyrood Aparthotel

1 Nether Bakehouse Holyrood, Edinburgh EH8 8PE

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4.5 out of 5 (909 reviews)

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

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Stay Central
Stay Central

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LL

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (461 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from Parliament House, Greyfriars Kirk, and St. Giles' Cathedral. Real Mary King's …

£77
The Inn Place
The Inn Place

20-30 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NY

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (315 reviews)

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

£68
The Inn On The Mile
The Inn On The Mile

82 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1LL

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4.2 out of 5 (341 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Brass Rubbing Centre, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Real Mary King's …

£111
Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel

15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW

2.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps from The Hub, Edinburgh Castle, and Scotch Whisky Experience. St. Giles' Cathedra …

£25
Sakina Apartment
Sakina Apartment

100/1 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AJ

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2.1 out of 5 (17 reviews)

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

£49
Silver Lining - Mile Apartments
Silver Lining - Mile Apartments

Various Addresses, Edinburgh EH1 1JG

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3.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)

These apartments are located throughout the area in Edinburgh.

£145
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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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