Attractions in the New Town

First-class art and some of the world's most iconic monuments.

Scott Monument From The Gardens

The New Town is home to galleries and some of the city's best attractions. Find panoramic views across the city and beyond from the striking, gothic Scott Monument or even higher up from the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill, both a short walk from Waverley train station.

Art lovers are well catered for with the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery within walking distance of each other.

The Georgian House, a preserved example of life in the late 18th century when the New Town really was 'new', is located on Charlotte Square, and a short bus or taxi ride will get you to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Scottish Portrait Gallery Creative

Enjoy a breathtaking view of Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens, or just enjoy exploring the architecture of one of the world's most beautiful examples of preserved Georgian architecture and grandeur in a buzzing, cosmopolitan city centre. 

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New Town Attractions: Map

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