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New Town Vacation Packages

Stroll around the refined Georgian quarter of Edinburgh to encounter iconic monuments, stunning art galleries and an array of stores.

Edinburgh’s charming New Town is full of surprises. Explore independent stores, off-beat cafés and high-street fashion chains, all set on elegant Regency-era streets. This stylish corner of the city also hides tranquil, riverside walks and Georgian town houses that are open to explore.

Enjoy an immaculately designed part of Scotland’s capital that was created after an architectural competition. The so-called “New Town” was actually built in the mid-18th century as a response to overcrowding in the Old Town. James Craig, a then 26-year-old architect, submitted the winning design in 1766, pitching a symmetrical plan that required the draining of the swamp next to it.

The busy, parallel streets of Princes Street and George Street form the core of New Town. Come here for high-street shopping, stylish bars and a range of restaurants. Climb up the steps of the Gothic Scott Monument for aerial views of the symmetrical district, then come back down to relax in the adjacent Princes Street Gardens.

Nearby, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery features a vast collection of works following the story of portraiture up to the present day. Enjoy modern portraits of Scottish celebrities or paintings from the era of Jacobite rebellions and religious revolt.

Experience 18th-century life in Charlotte Square. Here, the Georgian House features rooms with furniture and decorations from this opulent era of Edinburgh’s history.

Behind New Town’s center lies the neighborhood of Stockbridge. Stroll around here to find thrift shops, handicraft stores and independent cafés.

Head west of Stockbridge along the Water of Leith, a sheltered river that runs through the heart of the city. This will lead to scenic Dean Village, a picturesque old milling community with half-timbered buildings lining the edge of the river.

Start your exploration of New Town from the moment you arrive in Edinburgh. The area can be easily explored on foot and is located directly next to Edinburgh Waverley, the city’s main train station. Come during August to take part in Edinburgh’s famous International Festival, when the area’s venues host music, drama and comedy performances.


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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
4.5
of 5, from 880 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This handsomely updated landmark building stands at the east end of Edinburgh's famous Princes Street. The Waverley train station is a two-minute walk. Edinburgh Castle is just 0.9 km (0.6 mi) away.

$159
The Principal Edinburgh George Street

The Principal Edinburgh George Street

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh
4.4
of 5, from 196 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located amid the shops and restaurants of Edinburgh's fashionable George Street, this hotel is a block from Princes Street and a quarter-mile from the National Gallery.

$253
The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh
4.6
of 5, from 276 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this luxury hotel is on Princes Street in the main shopping area and adjacent to Waverley Station. The hotel overlooks Edinburgh Castle and is close to the historic Old Town.

Young Street Apartments

Young Street Apartments

19 Young Street, Edinburgh
3.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in New Town, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Charlotte Square, Princes Street Gardens, and Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Royal Lyceum Theatre and Usher Hall are also within 15 minutes.

$104
Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.8
of 5, from 544 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Built in 1848, this eight-storey Victorian hotel is on Princes Street, with views of Edinburgh's famous castle and opposite Waverley railway station.

$187
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Princes Street, Edinburgh
4.4
of 5, from 427 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Built in 1903, this grand landmark hotel is centrally located on Princes Street, overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

$93
Cairn Hotel

Cairn Hotel

10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh
3.9
of 5, from 221 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in New Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Calton Hill. Palace of Holyroodhouse and St. Giles' Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$144
Eden Locke

Eden Locke

127 George Street, Edinburgh
4.5
of 5, from 19 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in New Town, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charlotte Square and Princes Street Gardens. Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Scott Monument are also within 15 minutes.

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