Edinburgh Cityscape

Edinburgh Cityscape

There is so much to do in Edinburgh! Aside from shopping in the city centre stores and arcades, and wandering along the gorgeous winding streets in search of something quirky and enticing, visitors can shop out-of-town too, at a few different locations.

While in the city, visitors can enjoy dining and relaxing in Edinburgh's many eateries, bars and pubs. And there are so many historical features to explore. Spectacular Georgian buildings, the incredible castle, St Giles Cathedral, some wonderful ancient churches, the botanic gardens, the grave and statue of Greyfriars Bobby, the many festivals, galleries and museums... there is so much to do and so little time!

St Giles Cathedral during the Edinburgh Festival

St Giles Cathedral during the Edinburgh Festival

Visitors shouldn't take a trip to Edinburgh area without at least staring in wonder at the Forth Road Bridge, and of course there's the prospect of a quick journey out to Leith to the shopping centre, leisure facilities and the Britannia Yacht.

Or why not travel a little further out of the city - perhaps to visit Dunfermline on the Northern banks of the Firth of Forth, or even travel further West to the beautiful coastline, or into the many lochs and reservoirs of the Pentland, Moorfoot and Lammermuir Hills? Or visitors may like to take a day out travelling Westwards towards Glasgow. Also on Edinburgh's outskirts there's plenty of interest - the mining museum near Newtonloan, Castlelaw Hill Fort, many gardens and historic buildings, Crichton Castle, Ormiston Market Cross, Preston Market Cross, Craigmillar Castle, chapels, ruined churches and so much more. You could even try Scottish Sealand at North Berwick - only a short trip East along the A1.

There are so many beautiful buildings, festivals, museums and galleries in Edinburgh, you will never be short of something to do!

Accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre

  • Colinton   (3.9 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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    Edinburgh Dreghorn Travelodge only 5 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Waverley station and the Airport with free parking and petrol station adjacent. WiFi available.
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  • Edinburgh   (1.2 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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    Charming Georgian Listed Travelodge Hotel in the Edinburgh Haymarket area. Family and double rooms, WiFi and metered parking adjacent. Bar cafe. Half a mile from Haymarket Station.
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  • Edinburgh   (0.2 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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    Travelodge hotel in Edinburgh just of Princes Street close to Edinburgh Waverley train station & The Royal Mile. Book online for great rates. Wi-Fi service.
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  • Edinburgh   (1.7 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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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)
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    £200
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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)
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    £300
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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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  • Edinburgh   (1.4 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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    £80
    Per double room per night (2 sharing)
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    Boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in Edinburgh close to Holyrood Park. Stylish range of double, twin & family accommodation. Delicious breakfast served in the Orangery.
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