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Reviewed 5 days ago

On our 3rd visit to Edinburgh we spent one night in the centre of the new town and walked about extensively .The area is singularly lovely having wonderful vistas and architecture at every corner or turn and along the perimeter of most streets.. Added to...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you walk the few blocks from old town to new town. This is where the locals do most of their shopping, we were told. It's more modern and there tends to be shops with familiar names for folks from the U.S. You'll enjoy...More

Thank 1zenergygal
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Georgian influence in New Town is lovely. the comparison to Old Town is really interesting. Wander both areas easily by crossing the bridge between the train station and the Princess Street Gardens.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new town area is well planned part of the city. Although its know as new town its a fairly old part of the city. Waverley Station and the Hop on and hop off Bus tour are close to the new town area. Princes street,...More

Thank Jam0470
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As widely described, the New Town half of downtown Edinburgh was planned and largely built 250 years ago with stately 4-5 story stone buildings Filled with restaurants, small-scale lodging, small shops and museums, it is easily walkable, and covered by dozens of fast double-decker bus...More

Thank Arcee_CO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The New Town is located in the lower part of Edinburg. More spacious, with beautiful and elegant houses and parks. The terrain is more flat than the Old Town, more comfortable for walking.

Thank azb61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magnificent new town, which is only 250 years old😊. No running crowds. Great panoramic views, elegant and beautiful Georgian houses, spacy squares. Marvellous, well groomed green blooming gardens here and there. Lovely colourful house doors, every time differently painted and decorated…

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The New Town of Edinburgh is the central area of Edinburgh and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. New Town contain numerous museums, restaurants, cultural sites and a beautiful park. Jolly Chriss.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I did the tour with marta froma Sandemans europe and she was great! She gave us a lot of info and advice! Very nice walking tour i had a great time!!!

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Because Edinburgh is such an old City, even their New Town is from 18th Century and both of those are now listed as Unesco World Heritage Site. Most famous street is Princes Street, which also is main shopping street in the city and offers magnificent...More

Thank Halkidis
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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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