Destination guide

Travel to historical New Town

Take a holiday to New Town and enjoy the area's history, festivals and museums. This welcoming city is known for its art, local tours and shopping. Local cultural sights include Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Usher Hall. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around New Town

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that New Town has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Our Dynamic Earth (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Braid Hills Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in New Town

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, New Town is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Calton Hill (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Inverleith (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around New Town

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near New Town?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,086 holiday rentals near New Town. From 1,012 Condos/Apartments to 60 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near New Town for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to New 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 New Town:

  • Old Town: 1,035 holiday homes
  • Leith: 570 holiday homes
  • Bruntsfield: 1,621 holiday homes
  • Trinity: 170 holiday homes
  • Pleasance: 386 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 New Town?

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

  • Multrees Walk: 2,128 holiday rentals
  • Sherlock Holmes Statue: 2,136 holiday rentals
  • Georgian House: 2,121 holiday rentals
  • Waterloo Place: 2,172 holiday rentals
  • City Observatory: 2,181 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New 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 New Town?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,012 Condos/Apartments in New Town. Our other popular types of New Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 60 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 9 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 9 holiday houses

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in New Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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