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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 (1,365 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 (1,222 reviews)

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

£75
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 (713 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 …

£183
Stay Central
Stay Central

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LL

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3.8 out of 5 (457 reviews)

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

£113
Stay Edinburgh City Apartments
Stay Edinburgh City Apartments

217 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE

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4.3 out of 5 (265 reviews)

These apartments are located throughout the area in Edinburgh.

£103
Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls
Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls

4/2 Kincaids Court, Guthrie Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JT

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3.1 out of 5 (207 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, and Scottish …

£50
Nicolson Apartments
Nicolson Apartments

28 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB

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4.3 out of 5 (81 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of University of Edinburgh and Festival Theatre. Greyfriars Kir …

£79
Blackfriars Residence
Blackfriars Residence

Flat 7, 55 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NB

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5 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Brass Rubbing Centre, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Greyfriar …

£1,274
Royal Mile Mansions Apartments
Royal Mile Mansions Apartments

50/8 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1QN

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this apartment is steps from Brass Rubbing Centre, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Real Mary King's Close. …

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Cowgate Tourist Hostel
Cowgate Tourist Hostel

94 -116 Cowgate, Edinburgh

2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

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

£55
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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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