Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Old Town

Come and experience Old Town and its history, museums and monuments. This welcoming and walkable city is 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 vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 features

Exploring the natural features in Old Town

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

  • 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 center.

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

Can I find a vacation rental around Old Town?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,065 vacation rentals near Old Town. From 1,013 Condos/Apartments to 43 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Old Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Old Town:

  • New Town: 1,114 vacation rentals
  • Leith: 602 vacation rentals
  • West End: 846 vacation rentals
  • Merchiston: 386 vacation rentals
  • Stockbridge: 422 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Old Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Old Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,203 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station: 2,227 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station): 2,207 vacation rentals
  • City Art Centre: 2,197 vacation rentals
  • The Hub: 2,185 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Old Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,013 Condos/Apartments in Old Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Old Town include:

  • Houses: 43 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,004 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Old Town?

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

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