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The modern face of Edinburgh, with lots of restaurants, pubs, museums and galleries.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“george street” (16 reviews)
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Edinburgh, Scotland
New Town
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"georgian architecture"
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"george street"
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"rose street"
in 13 reviews
"city planning"
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"a unesco world heritage site"
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"town area of edinburgh"
in 2 reviews
"waverley station"
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"shops and cafes"
in 2 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 2 reviews
"love edinburgh"
in 2 reviews
"high street"
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"royal mile"
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"calton hill"
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"visiting edinburgh"
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"parks"
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"century"
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"sandstone"
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Reviewed yesterday

Took a guided bus tour, and also had a walk through Newtown with a local. We were given a very interesting history lesson on its background.

Thank Surveyor47
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a pleasant place for a 1 or 2 hour walk, but we were disappointed when we reached our destination of the Princess Gardens and found they were locked and accessible only to licensees. In principal I like that there is a place where...More

Thank rlparker7
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Reviewed 1 week 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

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…

Thank Travelcookiecat
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

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.

Thank LUCKY J
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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
...More
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