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The modern face of Edinburgh, with lots of restaurants, pubs, museums and galleries.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very busy but well worth visiting whilst in Edinburgh. In December there was a Winter Wonderland with ice skating and food stalls. Beautiful and very festive.

Thank SarahP972
Reviewed 5 days ago

Edinburgh New Town is a delightful city. We only visited for three days but enjoyed every minute of it. We arrived on a rainy day and it was just lovely, despite the open heavens! We took a stroll in the park, the Princes Street Gardens,...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How I loved the New Town! Elegant Georgian townhouses of the Royal Circus reminded me of Bath in England, beautiful parks, wide avenues... just gorgeous... Too bad we ran out of time to visit the beautiful mansion, “Georgian House”. Princess Street is for shoppers, but...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the history provided on the hop on hop off bus tour of this region. So funny how they consider it "new town" when it is hundreds of year old already. Clean, safe and

Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the buildings, the cafes, the shops, the wide streets, the relationship with the playgrounds and the Park. Great place to photograph and to watch the passing parade,

Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New town is a nice place to walk, being very flat and not as hilly or rambling as Old Town. Plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars, and more to stop by. Some tourist and historic sites here as well. Worth the effort to come by.

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the hop on and hop off bus with a live commentary which featured the new town as well as other city areas. Great place and architecture. Many famous people lived or were born there including Lister, Bell, Sturgeon, etc.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we spent more time on the Old Town on this visit. We did not neglect the New Town, shopping in Princess Street, a trip to Jenners and admire the wonderful buildings as it is not all just shopping.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed our walk about the New Town. Wonderful shopping and restaurants. Easy to get around. Loved the architecture.

Thank Jan D
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Despite the name, this section of Edinburgh has amazing historical architecture. It was the early attempt to switch the city over to a grid system.

Thank Ytravel5
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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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