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Exploring Old Town

Encompassing iconic areas such as the Royal Mile and Grassmarket, Edinburgh’s Old Town is the medieval heart of the city, with grand old tenements and twisting cobbled alleyways to explore. Here you’ll find the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Royal Museum of Scotland and the atmospheric ruins of Holyrood Abbey.


Accommodations near Old Town

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Edinburgh is the 27/3a Cockburn Street Apartments, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Old Town Brewery Apartment in Edinburgh as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sightseeing near Old Town

- Edinburgh Castle


Perched high on Castle Crag, the remnant of an ancient volcano, Edinburgh Castle is the symbol of Scotland’s capital city, looming over the Georgian New Town and medieval Old Town districts. A royal residence for the Scottish kings from the 12th to the early 17th century, the huge rectangle of Edinburgh Castle has played a crucial part in Scotland’s history since its inception. Nowadays, it’s Edinburgh’s symbol, soaring over the Old Town’s ancient streets with their unique, multi-storey, 16th century tenement buildings. The castle complex contains the 12th century St Margaret’s Chapel, the Great Hall, the Royal Palace, Scotland’s National War Museum and the ‘Honours of Scotland’ – the Scottish Crown Jewels, and provides a stunning backdrop for the annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo.


- Haymarket


The Royal Mile is the name given to a number of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town. The busiest tourist street in Edinburg, it connects Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace; with many other famous attractions in the area.


Transportation near Old Town

Edinburgh International Airport is the main gateway into Edinburgh, and situated just 10 miles west of the city. Visitors can take a dedicated bus service from airport to town, spending an average of 25 minutes per trip. Those coming in by train will be alighting at Waverly Railway Station, which is in fact an attraction by itself. If you’re driving, then the M8 motorway, M9, A90/M90, A1 and A702/ M74 are major entryways you can use to reach Edinburgh.


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