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The modern face of Edinburgh, with lots of restaurants, pubs, museums and galleries.
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Reviewed yesterday

New town with its array of shops many housed in old historic buildings to the old town and the royal mile, it’s shoppers paradise. Some of the big names sit along George Street. Have fun and spend tonyour hearts content.

Thank robert b
Reviewed 4 days ago

Saw this using the hop on hop off. Use you hearing devise which will help you enjoy and appreciate this area.

Thank Barges867
Reviewed 4 days ago

Downtown Edinburgh consists of Old Town (very old) and New Town (old). New Town is the more orderly of the two, having been designed when the old town became crowded and polluted. With the wide streets, this is the area that has most of the...More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 1 week ago

New Town is quite close to the city centre, about a 10-15 minute walk from Waverley Train Station. The area itself has a couple of mini supermarkets, coffee houses, pubs and nice sandwich shops. I felt very safe when walking though it's streets. Plenty of...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lively area with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants. Highly recommended for an evening walk and for good dinners. You will enjoy walking among the typical Victorian buildings

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The New Town is Georgian and nothing like new. The architecture of the whole area is stunning with some beautiful buildings. It is hard to get lost because it is build as a grid unlike the Old Town with its nooks and crannies. Although residential...More

Thank LightAleCavalier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funky and fun -- that's how I would describe New Town. Rose Street runs right through the main section of New Town. The street is narrow, but that's ok because no cars are allowed with the exception of delivery vans. Plenty of quaint little shops...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New Town is a Georgian grid system, easy to navigate, with George Street as the main artery which has fabulous buildings, shops and restaurants.

Thank Dickyv11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The New Town area of Edinburgh is not a large area, fairly easy to walk around and is hardly new as it was planned in the 19th century. The buildings are beautiful with wide streets, superb squares and largely retained.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The 'New Town' is not that: it is quite old now. It is an area of Georgian houses which form a very desirable residential district. From parts of it there are splendid views over the Forth estuary

Thank 301lisa33
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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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