Anyone looking for a little historic charm from their life in Edinburgh is sure to love the Old Town. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering charming flats and wonderful views of the old city and beyond to the surrounding Pentland Hills.
The Old Town offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular New Town, West End and all around the city; as well as the numerous shopping, eating and drinking establishments you’d expect from the central district of a capital city.
One of the biggest draws of Edinburgh as a whole is the Festival, which takes over the Old Town for the entirety of August every year. The population of Edinburgh swells during this time, so expect a much livelier area to live in during the summer. If you like culture though, you’ll be in heaven.
Unlike the Old Town, property across the New Town tends to vary with many ancient buildings converted into flats and some more budget options available. And of course, living nearby to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile you'll be sure to have an address envied by people the world over. You’ll also have plenty of tourists on your doorstep all year round though, so if you’re looking for a convenient area that’s a little bit more residential try Restalrig.