Edinburgh

 

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city, located in the Central Belt region on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth.

Edinburgh is unusual in that both its Old Town and its New Town are listed together as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Watched over by its imposing castle, the symbol of the city, Edinburgh combines medieval relics, Georgian grandeur and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde.

Culturally, Edinburgh is known for its festivals (especially its Fringe Festival), its nightlife, great museums, and quaint historic streets.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 

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Westfield Street

Located 800 metres from Murrayfield Stadium, Westfield Street offers accommodation in Edinburgh. The unit is 1.9 km from Edinburgh Zoo. A dishwasher, an oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen. A flat-screen TV is offered. EICC is 2. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$98

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Howe Street Two-Bedroom Apartment

Howe Street Two-Bedroom Apartment offers accommodation in Edinburgh, 900 metres from Edinburgh Castle and 900 metres from Royal Mile. The apartment is 900 metres from Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$208

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Holyrood Hideaway

Located 1.7 km from Edinburgh Playhouse, Holyrood Hideaway offers accommodation in Edinburgh. The unit is 1.8 km from Omni Centre. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. Average score from 496 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$109

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Central Apartment Dicksonfield 3

Central Apartment Dicksonfield 3 offers accommodation in Edinburgh. The property is 600 metres from Edinburgh Playhouse and free private parking is offered. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$183

 
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mayfield lodge

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, mayfield lodge offers accommodation in Edinburgh. Certain rooms include views of the garden or city. A flat-screen TV is offered. University of Edinburgh is 1. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$51

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
West Bryson Apartment

West Bryson Apartment

Situated in Edinburgh, this apartment is 1.2 km from Murrayfield Stadium. The unit is 1.4 km from EICC. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The kitchen comes with an oven and a microwave. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$122

 
$1229.7
The Holyrood Snug

The Holyrood Snug

The Holyrood Snug offers accommodation in Edinburgh, 1.4 km from Edinburgh Playhouse and 1.5 km from Omni Centre. The unit is 1.9 km from Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 23 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$116

 
$1169.5
Castle Suite

Castle Suite

Castle Suite is located just 2 blocks from Princes Street and a 10-minute walk to the Edinburgh Castle. This ground floor apartment is situated on a quiet and historic cobbled street, right next to Rutland Square. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$116

 
$1169.5
AmarAgua Guest house

AmarAgua Guest house

AmarAgua Guest house is set in the Newington district in Edinburgh, 1.8 km from Edinburgh Festival Theatre and 1.8 km from University of Edinburgh. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$106

 
$1069.4
Montague Residence

Montague Residence

Featuring free WiFi, Montague Residence offers accommodation in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Festival Theatre is 600 metres away. The accommodation is equipped with a seating area. Some units have a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$110

 
$1109.4
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh offers accommodation in Edinburgh, in a prime location at the foothills of Carlton Hill and just a five-minute walk from Princes Street. It features free WiFi, an on-site bar and free access to the gym. Average score from 156 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$97

 
$979.3
Royal Park Terrace apartment

Royal Park Terrace apartment

Set in Edinburgh, this apartment features free WiFi. Royal Park Terrace apartment features views of the garden and is 1.6 km from Edinburgh Playhouse. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven, a microwave and toaster. Average score from 28 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$98

 
$989.3
Edinburgh Castle Apartments

Edinburgh Castle Apartments

Designed by award-winning architects, Edinburgh Castle Apartments offers a collection of luxury serviced apartments in Edinburgh city centre. Average score from 408 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$98

 
$989.3
Holyrood Hideaway

Holyrood Hideaway

Located 1.7 km from Edinburgh Playhouse, Holyrood Hideaway offers accommodation in Edinburgh. The unit is 1.8 km from Omni Centre. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. Average score from 496 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$109

$1099.3
Marchmont

Marchmont

Marchmont is a holiday home located in Edinburgh in the Lothian Region and is 700 metres from University of Edinburgh. The property features views of the city and is 900 metres from Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Average score from 348 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$126

$1269.3
Premier Inn Edinburgh City York Place

Premier Inn Edinburgh City York Place

With a bar and a restaurant, the Premier Inn Edinburgh City York Place also has a 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out and air conditioning throughout. Average score from 148 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$90

 
$909.2
Arthur's View

Arthur's View

Arthur's View offers accommodation in Edinburgh. The property features views of the mountain and is 1.6 km from Edinburgh Playhouse. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$121

 
$1219.2
Greenside Apartments

Greenside Apartments

Greenside Apartments is located in Edinburgh, 100 metres from Edinburgh Playhouse. Omni Centre is 200 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$122

 
$1229.2
The Auld Pottery

The Auld Pottery

Situated 200 metres from EICC in Edinburgh, this apartment features a balcony. The apartment is 900 metres from Edinburgh Castle. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$100

 
$1009.1
Edinburgh Seaview Apartment

Edinburgh Seaview Apartment

Edinburgh Seaview Apartment offers pet-friendly accommodation in Edinburgh. The property features views of the sea and is 3.3 km from Edinburgh Playhouse. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$122

 
$1229.0
The West Wing

The West Wing

Featuring free WiFi, The West Wing offers accommodation in Edinburgh. Royal Mile is 400 metres away. All units include a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. There is also a kitchen, fitted with an oven. Average score from 97 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$110

 
$1108.9
Watson Crescent Studio

Watson Crescent Studio

Watson Crescent Studio offers accommodation in Edinburgh, 1 km from EICC. Watson Crescent Studio features views of the city and is 1.4 km from Murrayfield Stadium. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The kitchen is fitted with an oven. Average score from 105 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$110

$1108.9

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Edinburgh Festival Fringe (aka The Fringe)

This is the world's largest arts festival. In 2015, it spanned 25 days and featured 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows in 313 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. It is an open-access performing arts festival, meaning there is no selection committee, and anyone may participate, with any type of performance.
Historic Landmarks
Most of Edinburgh’s historic landmarks are located in Old Town. This includes:

Edinburgh Castle.

Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Gladstone's Land.

Greyfriars Kirkyard.

The Scottish Parliament.

The Grassmarket area.
Castles and Forts
1. Edinburgh Castle, home to the Edinburgh Tattoo, is a magnificently situated royal fortress located on one of the highest points in the city. The castle has been continuously in use for 1000 years and is in excellent condition.

2. Craigmillar Castle. Located just after Holyrood Park, about 5km east of the city center, the first part of the castle was built in the 14th century.
Also of Interest:
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Theater
Music
Visual Arts
Museums
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Parks, Gardens, Zoos

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