Find the best place to stay — Old Town

Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Old Town

Come and experience Old Town and its history, museums and monuments. This welcoming and walkable city is well known for its local tours, shopping and restaurants. For a bit of culture, visit Edinburgh Castle, Festival Theatre or National Museum of Scotland. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Old Town

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Old Town has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Our Dynamic Earth (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Braid Hills Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Old Town

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Old Town. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Calton Hill (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • The Meadows (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Old Town

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Where to stay near Old Town?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,079 holiday rentals near Old Town. From 1,017 Condos/Apartments to 44 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Old Town is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Old Town?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Old Town:

  • New Town: 1,150 holiday homes
  • Leith: 611 holiday homes
  • Bruntsfield: 1,721 holiday homes
  • Trinity: 181 holiday homes
  • Pleasance: 405 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Old Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Old Town. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,276 holiday rentals
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station: 2,246 holiday rentals
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station): 2,246 holiday rentals
  • Greyfriars Kirk: 2,233 holiday rentals
  • Greyfriar's Bobby: 2,230 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Old Town listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Old Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,017 Condos/Apartments in Old Town. Our other popular types of Old Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 44 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,008 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 13 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Old Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 13 holiday homes with pool available in Old Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.