Where is Old Town?
We get it, there's a lot to discover about Old Town. Feeling overwhelmed by all the different possibilities? Before you get behind the wheel of your rental car, let's start off with some of the basics.
Make your way just .4 miles to the southeast from central Edinburgh to get to Old Town.
One of the best things about road tripping is that you get to encounter loads of new people. So while you're staying in Old Town, why not venture out of town in your rental car and say hello to some of the other 44, folk who call Edinburgh home?
What are the major attractions in Old Town?
Take advantage of the flexibility that having your own rental car allows and explore Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat in peace. But consider heading to the iconic landmarks in Old Town bright and early, before all the crowds arrive!
While you're ambling around the neighborhood, keep an eye out for the University of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland. There's plenty to keep you occupied at these great attractions.
You'll find a selection of attractions within easy reach of the middle of this neighborhood, such as St. Giles' Cathedral. Palace of Holyroodhouse and Princes Street Gardens are two other close-by sights that draw plenty of travelers like yourself.
What are the best road trip destinations near Old Town?
Take the opportunity to check out some nearby destinations, such as Royal Mile or Pleasance. Royal Mile is about .1 miles from Old Town, while Pleasance sits .2 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near Old Town?
Fill up your tank, buckle up and get ready to feel the fresh sea air whipping through your hair. Old Town offers some incredible stretches of coastline, such as:
- Portobello Beach (3 miles away).
- Silver Sands Beach (8 miles away).
- Longniddry Bents (11 miles away).