Suspended Exhibit at the National Museum of Scotland (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dun_deagh/7008289611/in/photostream/)

Suspended Exhibit at the National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is situated on Chambers Street in Edinburgh (in the heart of the Old Town, and just a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile). An imposing modern building, it nevertheless doesn't look out of place amongst the Old Town buildings. The museum's remit is to explore, in its own words “the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof”.

It is a wonderful place in which to spend an entire day with exhibitions ranging, as you might expect, from art to science and biology. So you're just as likely to view an exhibit about ice age mammoths as one about the Higgs boson, art or sculpture.

Where to stay for the Edinburgh Museums

Visitors to Edinburgh are spoilt for choice with the wealth of culture, arts and museums just waiting to be explored, but we can offer the visitor to Edinburgh a large variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Our wide choice of city centre accommodation includes guest houses, boutique hotels, cottages and many more, ranging from homely to luxurious and elegant - and why not consider escaping the crowds and staying a little further afield in the outer city area, or even along the North Berwick and Dunbar coastline. See below for more details.

Accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre

  • Edinburgh   (1.7 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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    £65
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    Classic early Victorian Edinburgh guest house with luxury modern rooms. City centre 5 minutes. Views of Arthur's Seat. In-room WiFi, free parking & Full Scottish Breakfasts.
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  • Edinburgh City Centre   (0.9 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
    Prices from
    £200
    Town House price per night
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 87 reviews
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    No. 32 offers luxury Edinburgh self catering accommodation. Excellent location. Private parking and walled garden. No. 32 sleeps up to 14 guests in 5 bedrooms.
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  • Edinburgh   (0.2 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
    Prices from
    £300
    for the apartment per night
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 96 reviews
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    A large & luxurious self catering holiday apartment sleeping up to 14 in the heart of New Town Edinburgh, ideal for Hens & family gatherings
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