Destination guide

Travel to historical New Town

Take a holiday to New Town and enjoy the area's history, festivals and museums. This welcoming city is known for its art, local tours and shopping. Local cultural sights include Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Usher Hall. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around New Town

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that New Town has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Our Dynamic Earth (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Braid Hills Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in New Town

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, New Town is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Calton Hill (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Inverleith (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around New Town

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around New Town?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 892 holiday lettings around New Town. From 815 flats & apartments to 44 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

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

  • Old Town: 638 holiday homes
  • Leith: 495 holiday homes
  • West End: 673 holiday homes
  • Newington: 625 holiday homes
  • Craigleith: 268 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New Town? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in New Town. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Princes Street Gardens: 1,911 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre: 2,174 holiday lettings
  • Charlotte Square: 1,435 holiday lettings
  • Princes Mall: 1,431 holiday lettings
  • Edinburgh Visit Scotland Information Centre: 1,433 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around New Town listed on 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 Flats in New Town?

Yes, of course. offers 815 Flats in New Town. Our other popular types of New Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 44 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 25 self catering accommodations

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 New Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in New Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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