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Newington Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Newington 


Newington-Central-Edinburgh-shoppingNewington is a vibrant area of Edinburgh located by the Royal Mile and Princes Street. It is popular with students and travellers alike due to its close proximity to several main campuses of the University of Edinburgh and the city centre. Classic Victorian buildings dominate the landscape and accommodation options in Newington. There are charming bed and breakfast offerings alongside other upmarket establishments and rental properties. 

Top 3

  1. Newington is a popular cultural centre with ethnic strips boasting celebrated eateries and quirky cafes such as 'Kilimanjaro' and 'In Delhi', both of which are located on Nicolson Street. 
  2. Queens Hall Edinburgh, managed by the Edinburgh Festival, presents a variety of entertainment with indie bands such as Marina & the Diamonds and comedians including Simon Amstell starring during their respective UK tours.
  3. Talbot Rice Gallery showcases the arts with seven contemporary exhibitions a year. 

Where to Stay: Newington Hotels

Newington-Edinburgh-City-From-Carlton-HillNewington accommodation is comfortable and affordable with a plethora of bed and breakfasts offering basic amenities available across the area. There are also upmarket, four star establishments set in majestic Victorian buildings which cater for travellers who want a luxury experience in the Scottish capital. Cheap hotels in Newington feature modern conveniences such as high-speed Wi-Fi internet access and faxing facilities. Self-catering rental apartments are also available. 


Edinburgh is renowned for its fine dining options and Newington serves up a selection of the city's most revered eateries. The Metropole on Newington Road recently featured in The Lists's Eating & Drinking Guide where its light and airy atmosphere and high quality food was praised. Blonde, located on St Leonard's Street, also featured on that list thanks to its cheap eat options which do not compromise on quality. The Spoon, which is famous for being the birthplace of Harry Potter, and Mosque Kitchen are also highly recommended by The List. 

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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