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Newington is a district in the City of Edinburgh the capital of Scotland; it is situated on a south facing slope 1 mile south of the city centre. Newington developed from 1805 when the important Edinburgh surgeon Dr Benjamin Bell built Newington House and bought the surrounding estates, following his death in 1806 the area developed with grand Georgian and Victorian townhouses, other notable residents include the infamous surgeon Dr Robert Knox (1791-1862) and photographer David Hill (1802-70). Newington House was demolished in 1966 and it is now the site of student flats for the University of Edinburgh and a large part of the Newington area has been designated a Conservation Area. Newington is divided into streets of Victorian flats with shops below to the north and the residential suburb with tree lines streets and architecturally impressive buildings to the south. This is a popular tourist destination with holiday accommodation and is ideal for visiting the attractions of Edinburgh including open-top bus and driving tours, Edinburgh Castle, various museums and galleries including the Surgeons’ Hall Museum, Edinburgh Dungeon, Dynamic Earth and many more. There is excellent shopping, a variety of places to eat out and exciting night-life with the choice of shows, theatre, cinema and night-clubs. Edinburgh Book and Fringe festivals are held in August and the Christmas Market with ice rink and fair runs until early January.


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Doris Crook B&B (0.24 miles)

Doris Crook B&B
No 2 Seton place is part of a Victorian villa Circa 1864, and forms part of the quiet Grange conservation area, 1 mile to the south of the city centre. Surrounded by a large walled ... More | visit website
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Edinburgh City South Apartments (0.30 miles)

Edinburgh City South Apartments

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Superbly situated, less than 10 minutes' walk from the Royal Mile, these stylish contemporary apartments enjoy a unique setting full of period charm, within a former casino. Awarded ... More

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South Clerk Street Apartment (0.31 miles)

South Clerk Street Apartment

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NEW ON MARKET FOR FESTIVAL: CITY CENTRE APARTMENT AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE OR AS INDIVIDUAL ROOMS. 4 fabulous, bright, newly decorated double rooms in traditional 100 year old Edinburgh building ... More

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Southside Guest House (0.36 miles)

Southside Guest House

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Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the city close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a ... More


Carmichael Cottages (0.41 miles)

Carmichael Edinburgh flat is on Brown Street next to Holyrood park and only five minutes walk from the Royal mile. On the second floor of a new built block the flat has stunning views over ... More
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Strathallan Guest House (0.44 miles)

Strathallan Guest House

This family run establishment is located only 1 mile away from Princes Street in Edinburgh city centre, ideal for sightseeing Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Royal Mile, museums, shops and restaurants. The guest house has ... More | visit website

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Four Seasons Edinburgh (0.44 miles)

Four Seasons Edinburgh

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Situated to the south of Edinburgh's vibrant city centre, the Four Seasons Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation at great value rates. The guest house is situated on one of Edinburgh’s ... More

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Teviotdale House (0.46 miles)

Teviotdale House

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Victorian town house with 7 well appointed comfortable rooms all with en suite or private facilities.Not far from the city centre in a quiet residential street with good public transport.** ... More

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Auld Reekie Apartments No 7 (0.47 miles)

Auld Reekie Apartments No 7

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Auld Reekie Apartments offer stylish self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh city centre. Superb, fully refurbished third floor apartment with period features and stunning views of Arthur’s Seat. This stylish and extremely ... More

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The Salisbury Hotel (0.48 miles)

The Salisbury Hotel

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A luxury boutique hotel in cosmopolitan Southside, close to the Old Town, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh University. These 2 lovely Georgian townhouses have recently been refurbished to a very high ... More

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