The city centre offers residents an exciting fusion of shopping, dining and architectural splendour. Princes Street is a match for any city’s main shopping thoroughfare and there are few cities which can claim such a dramatic view.
Top Reasons to visit New Town
Shop till you drop – discover stylish boutiques, high street fashion and everything in between.
Take time to admire the area’s classical Georgian architecture and stylish squares and gardens.
Treat your tastebuds to worldwide flavours from a host of exciting restaurants, bars and cafes.
Explore New Town
Getting to New Town
Princes Street and George Street are well served by Lothian Buses, with services from across the city stopping here.
If you want to get a real flavour of Edinburgh, why not try a City Sightseeing Tour. Their Hop-on Hop-off tickets start from £16.00 per person and have 24hr unlimited use. Taking in numerous stops around the city, including all main sights and attractions, and with audio commentaries in 9 languages plus ‘Horrible Histories’ Kid’s Commentary, they’re a great way of exploring the city on 4 wheels.
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