The Old Town of Edinburgh dates back to the 1500s with the building of Castlehill. With Edinburgh Castle at its heart, the area has been there since 12th century. The medieval Royal Mile is the backbone of the Old Town. A UNESCO World Heritage site, famous residents include John Knox (minister), Robert Louis Stevenson (author) and Hugh Miller (geologist).

Right in the heart of the City Centre and south of the New Town, the Old Town is home to restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, cafes, coffee shops, delicatessens, shops, boutiques and supermarkets. Not to mention home of the Edinburgh Fringe. Properties in the Old Town are largely medieval. A mix of tenement flats and houses; they are charming, quirky and historic with an array of period features.Royal Mile

The Old Town is packed with things to do. It is home to to National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Childhood, Camera Obscura, The Scotch Whisky Experience, Mary King’s Close and, of course, Edinburgh Castle. Eating out can range from coffee shops and cafes, like the Elephant House (birthplace of Harry Potter), to fine dining in The Witchery or Angels with Bagpipes.

The Old Town is considered to be the City Centre. It has excellent bus links and is a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Waverley train station. If you have a car, some properties offer on-street parking. However, usually a permit is required. This can be arranged through the Edinburgh City Council.

There are a number of excellent local Primary Schools, including Royal Mile Primary School and St Mary’s RC Primary School. The Old Town is in the catchment area for James Gillespie’s High School and St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School, but is also in easy reach of a number of public schools including George Heriot’s and George Watson’s.

In between the New Town (EH2 & EH3) and Bruntsfield (EH10), The Old Town is also close to Holyrood (EH8), The Grassmarket (EH1) and Tolcross (EH3).


Properties In Old Town

One bedroom property to let, Upper Bow, Old Town
Extremely well located one bedroom property(first floor)available for short lets throughout the year. Situated in the historic Upper Bow in Edinburgh's old town (opposite the Festival Hub Centre), this sunny property with excellent views comprises: a double bedroom, kitchen, living room toilet and s... [MORE]
£1100 /mo (Short Term)
£800 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Area: Old Town
  • Reference: #10723

Two bedroom property to let, Nicolson Street, Old Town
Fantastic property located in Edinburgh's Old Town. This property comprises one double bed room and one twin room, as well as modern kitchen and lounge. Recently renovated and in excellent condition throughout, the wonderful flat has a bright and spacious layout. Ideal Festival location, just around... [MORE]
£1400 /mo (Short Term)
£800 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Old Town
  • Reference: #11134

One bedroom property to let, Upper Bow, Old Town
Fantastic one bed property in the stunning Old Town location literally right beside Edinburgh Castle. This is set at the top of what is known as the Royal Mile, the most historic part of Edinburgh. Perfect for people who want to become immersed in the culture that Edinburgh has to offer.

This prope... [MORE]
£1100 /mo (Short Term)
£800 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Area: Old Town
  • Reference: #10335

Four bedroom property to let, Ramsay Garden, Old Town
Large well equipped non HMO house with knock out views over Edinburgh and the Forth, located a stones throw away from Edinburgh Castle. This grand property has a number of excellent features such as a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and coffee maker. There are large windows in the living... [MORE]
£3000 /mo (Short Term)
£2300 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Area: Old Town
  • Reference: #9679

Two bedroom property to let, Ramsay Garden, Old Town
Spacious second floor 2 bed flat situated over 2 floors in the very centre of Edinburgh, neighbouring Edinburgh Castle and a short walk from Princes Street and the Grassmarket.

The main floor of the property comprises a spacious kitchen/diner and bright separate living room with endless views look... [MORE]
£1600 /mo (Short Term)
£1200 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Old Town
  • Reference: #4393

Three bedroom property to let, Ramsay Garden, Old Town
Situated in one of the most prominent residential locations in Edinburgh, this 3-bedroom apartment offers a warm ambience combined with luxury. A combination of an elegant dining room, 2 en-suite double bedrooms and 1 single en-suite bedroom. Stunning views to the Castle Esplanade and across the city.
£2250 /mo (Short Term)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Area: Old Town
  • Reference: #7453

Four bedroom property to let, Lothian Street, Old Town
Four bedroom property over two floors situated in the heart of The Old Town. Within walking distance of all festival venues, this fantastic property is an ideal base for your stay in Edinburgh during the month of August. Property comprises of 3 double and one single bedrooms, kitchen and 3 bathrooms... [MORE]
£1800 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Area: Old Town
  • Reference: #2703