Destination guide

Travel to historic New Town

Take a vacation 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 accommodations 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

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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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

Transportation options to and around New Town

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

Where to stay around New Town?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,161 vacation rentals near New Town. From 1,073 Condos/Apartments to 63 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

  • Old Town: 1,089 vacation rentals
  • Leith: 616 vacation rentals
  • West End: 872 vacation rentals
  • Merchiston: 401 vacation rentals
  • Stockbridge: 443 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 New Town?

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

  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre: 2,296 vacation rentals
  • St. Andrew Square: 2,281 vacation rentals
  • Princes Street Gardens: 2,268 vacation rentals
  • Charlotte Square: 2,263 vacation rentals
  • Royal Scottish Academy Art Gallery: 2,272 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,073 Condos/Apartments in New Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Town include:

  • Houses: 63 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 20 rentals available

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

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

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

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