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New Town, Edinburgh

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#3 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Edinburgh
A World Heritage Site, New Town boasts streets lined with Georgian architecture and represents a masterpiece of city planning. Head here to see a number of cultural attractions, as well as an abundance of cafes, pubs, and places for boutique shopping, particularly on Princes Street. If you've worked up an appetite, take your pick from a range of cuisines, including Chinese, Thai, and traditional Scottish. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Edinburgh using our trip planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Lovely area of Edinburgh for shoppers and pub and some nice architecture. Its a must if visiting Edinburgh for tourists and locals. Always take friends and family there on visits.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    New town section with a lot of shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance. The bar close early though, around 10pm daily. Nice view sightseeing by just walking around the area.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The same shops you find in many of the other cities but they are open longer. Nothing really special unless you go when the Festival is on and then there is some street entertainment to make it more e...  more »

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Where to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh hides a maze of cobbled streets dotted with boutique hotels offering inexpensive rooms and outstanding restaurants. Many of the city's Gothic buildings house chic hotels with easy access to most of the city’s main tourist sites. For a uniquely Scottish experience, consider staying in the famous old town. Despite being in this historical district, many hotels here feature contemporary decor with lots of glass walls and muted color schemes. They’re also known for offering spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and restaurants serving classic European cuisine, with a modern Scottish twist.
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