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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, Vrbo has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around New Town?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 748 vacation rentals near New Town. From 700 flats & apartments to 42 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Town for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to New Town?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in New Town. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Princes Street Gardens: 1,438 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre: 1,454 vacation rentals
  • Charlotte Square: 1,433 vacation rentals
  • Princes Mall: 1,441 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh Visit Scotland Information Centre: 1,538 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Flats in New Town?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 700 Flats in New Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Town include:

  • Houses: 42 rentals available
  • Cottages: 17 rentals available
  • Studios: 702 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in New Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.