Things to Do in New Town

Top 10 Things to Do in New Town, Edinburgh

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  • Maria F
    Crotone, Italy15 contributions
    Great phot opportunity next to the train station. If I understand correctly it used to be the dump site for the palace. :)
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Carol B
    Fayetteville, AR10 contributions
    We had a great time touring the portrait gallery. We ate lunch while there and it was wonderful. The entire experience was worth every minute.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Saltrams
    Torricella in Sabina, Italy30 contributions
    We (a couple, M&F) visited on a Tuesday in April ‘22. We are National Trust members.
    Approaching the house on foot there is no direction signage. It isn’t hard to find & we had a tourist map but NT isn’t usually so reticent about putting up a couple of their brown (in England anyway) “this way” signs.
    Dear reader, we found it. And very happy we were because it is a treasure. I am particularly fond of and interested in domestic historic settings, from Ancient Roman houses to Victorian residences and this doesn’t disappoint.
    We count ourselves fortunate at 60 & 68 yrs old to be able to climb stairs but for those who cannot, this didn’t appear to be accessible. Maybe there is a hidden lift, I don’t know but be sure to check accessibility first because, prima facie, it is an issue.
    Starting on the second floor, there is a light, entertaining docu-drama film (allowing time to get some breath back after the climb). There seemed to be some dressing-up for children and a few activities for them but that isn’t an area of concern for us so again it will be necessary to check that if your young ones can’t experience this gem & need constant amusement.
    There is no need to describe each floor or room as there is plenty of informational material available. Suffice to say the house is very well presented and staffed by the NT’s usual enthusiastic retiree volunteers. Those who are deeply interested in history and this period won’t learn anything new here but just being transported back in time is sufficient enjoyment.
    Visit. You won’t be disappointed.
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • Alien W
    451 contributions
    The Calton Hill is a must see. The Prince Street and the St James Quarter are cool for shopping. Lovely area.
    Written November 7, 2021
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel34,625 contributions
    This is a busy street, which acts as a natural separator between the old part of town and the new part of town.
    The most striking aspect of the street is the Scott monument and also the lovely Princess street gardens.
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • Roger G
    Glasgow, UK2,450 contributions
    Smaller than I expected. We parked up at the Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoyed the short walk. Lots of food stalls with some huge queues for the hot food. A good selection of stalls selling various items such as wicker baskets, jewellery, soap, honey, worked leather notebooks, etc. Various walls etc to perch on whilst eating the food and drinking coffee. Right next to the Water of Leith with herons, great crested grebe keeping one of Antony Gormley's statues company.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Ged Connolly-Thompson
    Chesterfield, UK444 contributions
    The start/ending point of the hop on/off tours of the city. Handy alighting point for shopping in the New Town, lovely architecture and nice open area. Not necessarily a ‘must see’ area but lovely nevertheless.
    Written September 4, 2021
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK18,888 contributions
    Very impressive square flanked on all. 4 sides by imposing terraces. Scotland first minister House in this square
    Great statue of Prince Albert in centre of square.
    Written January 27, 2020
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  • Jennifer T
    United States24 contributions
    I enjoy this church a lot! If you're looking for a service in either English or Polish, you will find a selection of masses in both. Confession is offered daily and there are a host of activities to get involved in. Friendly, welcoming, and beautiful inside.
    Written December 21, 2021
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  • Paul A
    2 contributions
    Freemasons Hall, Edinburgh was a really worthwhile visit, we had to phone to arrange our visit and was met by a really knowledgeable guide who gave us a very comprehensive tour, whether you are a Mason or not well worth a visit
    Written October 1, 2020
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  • Nicola D
    Hessle, UK3,055 contributions
    We visited the Museum of the Royal Scots and the Royal Regiment of Scotland in March, just before lockdown. The museum is situated within Edinburgh Castle so entry is included in the Castle admission ticket price. It is extremely interesting giving a chronological history of the Royal Scots up to the present day.
    Written June 2, 2020
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  • Melanie M
    6 contributions
    Such a fantastic activity. We went for a birthday and Gary was so engaging and great company. We learnt a lot, from the basics of distilling to the huge number of botanicals which can be used in gin production. Gary has such a vast amount of knowledge and experience - a really enjoyable afternoon.
    Written April 3, 2022
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  • Ghadeer2014
    Kuwait City, Kuwait9,827 contributions
    Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh is located on the beautiful and quiet St Andrew Square, it is a smaller version than the other ones. The collection displayed are less fashionable. The café on top was crowded on a Sunday. None of staff wore face covering. I wanted to do my nails on the ground floor, but was reluctant because non of the ladies were wearing face masks.

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    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia39,012 contributions
    We walked past this building several times during our stay in Edinburgh, however we did not actually go inside. We did not know what it was, and in any case it would have been of little use to us. From outside, as we saw it, it looks rather grand. It looks like a lovely old building with some beautiful architecture. There is also an equestrian statue out the front but we never got to have a close look, unfortunately!
    Written September 2, 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,037 contributions
    A statue of James Clerk Maxwell, the most famous Scottish physicist and one of the greatest physicists in history. It is good to see an acknowledgment to one of the greatest minds in history. Whole new epoch has started because of Maxwell. Definitely worth visiting. The statue is in the middle of the road.Therefore, be careful when taking pictures.
    Written September 2, 2020
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