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hi, going to edinburgh for 2 full days. we want to stay in the city center close to the sightseeing places and the action! we don't want to stay in a quiet area. any suggestion? old town, new town, west end? kind of confusing which area to pick and which hotel..

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Those areas are the centre, have a look at the hotel listings at the top of the page, they can be shown in various ways. Though don't sweat being in the centre as Edinburgh public transport is quite good and generally efficient (except along Princes Street when at certain times it can be quicker to walk)

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Edinburgh as a Capital City is really quite small and you can get from the outskirts to the centre in generally under 30 minutes by bus. The central tourist area everybody walks. Which area you want to stay in will depend on your interests, Art Galleries probably New Town, Castle , Palace and city museums Old Town Would probably be better. Princess Street shopping new town. The term New Town can be confusing to visitors from the USA as it is post 1760 to about late 1800's. Old town is before that with a few newer additions. The 'West End' is the west end of Princes Street / George Street which is part of the New Town. What do you mean by 'Action'? Pubs, Bars with Music, Theatre, ?

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I thought the Grassmarket area had a buzzing vibe and a young feel about it. We were over in Haymarket, which was more of a residential area and definitely limited dining options close to our accommodation, but a very easy and convenient run into the Waverley Station area.

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We stayed in the Grassmarket a number of years ago but found it to be quite loud very late into the night. If you choose to stay down there, perhaps read a bunch of reviews of your accommodation and scan for any complaints of noise. Some places I'm sure are fine

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Best to say your budget in Sterling per night per person.

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Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Cowgate.

Short walk to the high street,quiet very good staff.

I am not connected to the hotel in anyway so it's not a plug for them just a personal recommendation :-)))))

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