We have some great suggestions of things to see & do, places to eat & drink and events to attend while in Edinburgh to ensure you experience all the great things our inspiring capital city has to offer while staying at our hotels.
Take your wallet on a wonder down Victoria Street, the prettiest in the city with its curving candy-coloured rows of eclectic shops
Traditional Scottish Pub, restaurant and nightly live Scottish entertainment.
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The fringe is what most people mean when they think of the Edinburgh festival(s), and is still the one to focus on for a quick cultural fix and the weirdest variety of entertainment.
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Climb Arthur’s Seat in time to watch the sun rise over the best view of the most beautiful city in the world (we are not biased at all)
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Go underground and visit the city under the city at Mary King’s close.
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Edinburgh’s number one Irish bar, hearty pub food served all day, sports coverage and live music 7 nights a week.
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This is Edinburgh’s most historic landmark and a must to visit during your stay in the city.
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This was home to her majesty the Queen and the royal family for over 40 years, sailing all over the world.
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Great for a day out and easily accessible by public transport, the zoo is home to the UK’s only pandas, Europe’s largest outdoor penguin pool and much more.
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Take a twilight ride on the Ferris wheel at the Christmas Market in Princes Street Gardens, Ice skate under the stars with the icy blue-lit castle and the trees bedecked in fairy lights above you, then warm up with Gluhwein, egg nog and freshly-fried doughnuts.
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The Cowgate has long been a place for the people of Edinburgh to socialise, and nowhere more so than The Three Sisters bar. Named in memory of the three MacKinnon sisters who were popular performers in the 1740s, The Three Sisters remains Edinburgh’s gathering social hub.
You’ll find hearty grub & a lively atmosphere
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This is a world of illusions with 5 floors packed full of amazing optical experiences.
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Take in Edinburgh a leisure where you can hop off and on to take in the city’s many attractions.
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Tour the Queen’s Edinburgh residence and explore the many aspects of this spectacular.
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Servers quality hearty food in a a comfortable homely setting down by the Leith dock.
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Take yourself on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature and world cultures – all under one roof.
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Taking place on the esplanade of Edinburgh’s iconic castle, expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance.
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The Dungeon experience combines live actors, rides, shows and special effects to transport you back to relive those darker times.
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Robert Burns Night – Join Ghillie Dhu to celebrate the Great Robert Burns with a Truly Spectacular Scottish Experience. Call on 0131 222 9930
Relaxed dining and drinking in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat
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Pub classics in the heart of the historic Royal Mile
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Great food & drinks a stone’s throw from The Zoo
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5 Floors of fun, open 7 nights a week with free entry
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Hosts the best in local Scottish DJ talent with feature nights from DJs around the world.
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The historic Golf Tavern eatery and drinkery, you are stepping into a little piece of Scottish history, established back in 1456.
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This is Edinburghs best kept secret, located within the heart of The Scotsman Hotel. Come indulge in a seriously luxurious Afternoon Tea or draw energy from the crowds with the large selection of drinks on offer. Find our more about Print Room and Lounge
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