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Head to the historical city of Old Town

Come and experience Old Town and its history, museums and monuments. This welcoming and walkable city is well known for its local tours, shopping and restaurants. For a bit of culture, visit Edinburgh Castle, Festival Theatre or National Museum of Scotland. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Old Town

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Old Town has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Our Dynamic Earth (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Braid Hills Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Old Town

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Old Town. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Calton Hill (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • The Meadows (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Old Town

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Edinburgh Waverley Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Old Town?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,153 holiday rentals around Old Town. From 1,076 Condos/Apartments to 52 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Old Town is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Old Town?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Old Town:

  • New Town: 1,222 holiday homes
  • Leith: 633 holiday homes
  • West End: 903 holiday homes
  • Newington: 673 holiday homes
  • Morningside: 208 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Old Town?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Old Town. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,345 holiday rentals
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station): 2,370 holiday rentals
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station: 2,363 holiday rentals
  • Greyfriars Kirk: 2,354 holiday rentals
  • Gladstone's Land: 2,348 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Old Town listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Old Town?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,076 Condos/Apartments in Old Town. Our other popular types of Old Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 52 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,072 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 18 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Old Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 13 holiday homes with pool available in Old Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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