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Linton Collection - Blackfriars Lofts
Linton Collection - Blackfriars Lofts
9.3 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 401 reviews
9.3

Linton Collection - Blackfriars Lofts is situated in Edinburgh and offers free Wi-Fi. This property is set in the heart of the city.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
8.7 Excellent
300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,941 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is within walking distance of the area's well-known restaurants and was awarded the IHG Quality Excellence Award.

Cowgate Tourist Hostel
Cowgate Tourist Hostel
6.6 Good
96 Cowgate Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 12 reviews
6.6

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is moments from St Giles Cathedral, restaurants and nightlife options.

Code Pod Hostels - The Court
Code Pod Hostels - The Court
9.3 Excellent
1a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,201 reviews
9.3

CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT Royal Mile Former Court & Jail is situated conveniently in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

St. Giles Apartment
St. Giles Apartment
8.0 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,090 reviews
8.0

Conveniently situated, St Giles Apartments offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. It is located a short walk from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum of Scotland.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
8.7 Excellent
Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,409 reviews
8.7

This hotel in central Edinburgh was built in 1903 and recently refurbished to offer modern facilities and a comfortable stay. Featuring views of Edinburgh Castle, it also provides a variety of amenities, such as a sauna, 24-hour room service and an indoor pool.

Bobby's Bunkhouse - Hostel
Bobby's Bunkhouse - Hostel
6.3 Good
9 Merchant Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 594 reviews
6.3

Only two minutes from St Giles Cathedral, Bobby's bunkhouse is centrally situated in Edinburgh. It is close to Royal Mile, dining options and shops.

Market Street Hotel
Market Street Hotel
9.5 Excellent
6 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 271 reviews
9.5

Just 10 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, Market Street hotel has a convenient setting, making it an ideal place to stay while in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

Dreamhouse Holyrood Apartments
Dreamhouse Holyrood Apartments
8.2 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 33 reviews
8.2

Conveniently situated, Dreamhouse Apartments Edinburgh Holyrood Park allows for easy access to Edinburgh's best sightseeing areas. It is located a brief walk from Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Leonardo Edinburgh City
Leonardo Edinburgh City
8.8 Excellent
79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,928 reviews
8.8

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Edinburgh City is situated in the city's well known tourism and shopping area. This stylish hotel is located in The Meadows.

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Average price in Old Town:£168/night
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£109 - £301
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About Old Town, Edinburgh

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, Edinburgh’s Old Town packs historic and cultural attractions within its world-famous Royal Mile and the immediate surrounding area. The neighbourhood has held onto much of its original medieval character and is among the Scottish capital’s top attractions.

The Royal Mile cuts through the heart of the district connecting Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace and its ruined abbey. Other historic highlights in the neighbourhood include the University of Edinburgh’s Old College, St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Scottish Parliament Building, the National Museum of Scotland and the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland. The serpentine alleys snaking off this main artery are a delight to get lost in, as much an attraction of the area as its famous landmarks.

The Old Town is naturally central to modern Edinburgh, with the city’s main National Rail station located within spitting distance of the Royal Mile. Once in the neighbourhood, it is best explored on foot. There are bus routes available for those dreading the city’s many hills, but traffic is quite congested. A new tram system connects the city centre to Edinburgh Airport.

The layout of Edinburgh’s Old Town owes as much to the area’s geographic history as it does to its political or cultural history. The Royal Mile traces the crag and tail of a ridge downward from Edinburgh Castle’s perch atop an extinct volcano. Receding glaciers in the last ice age created this landscape as they pushed soft soil before being split by a harder volcanic rock.

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  • What are the best hotels in Old Town?

    ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile is a very popular hotel in Old Town, with a score of 8.5 from 6,505 reviews. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian (8.7 from 1,409 reviews) and Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile (8.8 from 5,301 reviews) are also highly rated Old Town hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Edinburgh Waverley Station?

    A good hotel close to Edinburgh Waverley Station is Intercontinental Edinburgh The George (rated 8.8/10 from 2,454 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in Old Town near Edinburgh City Centre?

    Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is a hotel near Edinburgh City Centre that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.8 from 2,454 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Edinburgh Castle?

    2,454 HotelsCombined reviews of Intercontinental Edinburgh The George score it 8.8/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Edinburgh Castle.