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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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.