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The modern face of Edinburgh, with lots of restaurants, pubs, museums and galleries.
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"georgian architecture"
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"george street"
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"rose street"
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"wide streets"
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"city planning"
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"james craig"
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"town area of edinburgh"
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"christmas lights"
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"great place to walk"
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"love edinburgh"
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"pubs and restaurants"
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"princes st"
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"royal mile"
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"lots of shops"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Less crowded than the Old Town, but just as appealing, the New Town area is a pleasant place to stroll. There’s wonderful architecture, plenty of green space, and many restaurants and shops. Probably best to visit for dinner and afterwards, though I’m sure anytime of...More

Thank afinetraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So Old Town is over 1,000 years old - how "new" is New Town? Built in the 1700's, with a strong Georgian architecture influence in the 1800's. Beautiful stately buildings, with large floor-length glass windows. Streets in a grid, well laid out and easy to...More

Thank thaward
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As interesting as the Old Town the New Town area to the north of the rail line is also a must see area of the city. This section is not only interesting from an architectural and urban planning perspective but also for the huge variety...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

A good shopping area overall, but only those names you would expect on most city high streets, was hoping for some more individuality.

Thank Sharpe26
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Don't limit yourself to Old Town and the Royal Mile - New Town is a fantastic part of the city! Lovely architecture, shopping, bars, and restaurants.

Thank thewishfire
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I love Edinburgh! Both New Town and Old Town! The people are nice, the culture is super neat and the people watching is second to none! Little restaurants, bars, shops and other places to spend time! I highly recommend visiting New Town!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

New Town is an amazing collection of Georgian architecture replete with chic shops, bars, restaurants and parks.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Full of charming neighborhoods, splendid architecture, monuments, parks and museums, this part of town should not be missed and I regret that we did not spend more time here. Just magnificent.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Its called new town but is full of old Georgian Architecture. Great place to walk, drive or whatever. Plenty to see and do.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

New Town is newer than the Old Town but don't be fooled: it's a stunning preserved example of Georgian architecture. Come here to visit the Portrait Gallery and the Scott Memorial, as well as the gorgeous Princes Street Gardens. Rose St is the place to...More

Thank Sara H
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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
...More
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