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Holidays in Edinburgh

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Holidays in Edinburgh

The population of this city is 440,000.

Edinburgh is, as you surely already know, famous for Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Arthur's Seat and St. Giles' Cathedral are just as amazing.

A visit to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions or Edinburgh International Climbing Arena Ratho is a fantastic opportunity for a bit of family bonding. Are the little ones still bouncing off the walls? Keep the adventure going with a trip to Butterfly and Insect World and East Links Family Park.

A couple of animal snaps will certainly add some intrigue to your holiday album! Take the whole family to see, learn about and photograph the collection of intriguing wildlife at the Edinburgh Zoo and the Five Sisters Zoo. Scottish Owl Centre is another impressive attraction which teaches visitors about the importance of animal care and conservation.

Whether you're curious about local plant species or just want to take some time to explore the many pathways, you'll enjoy your time at the Royal Botanic Garden and the Dunbar’s Close Garden.

Remember those blissful childhood days of stretching out on the grass watching clouds pass by? Recapture that feeling at Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill. Alternatively, spend the day outdoors at Holyrood Park or The Meadows.

Make sure you call in at Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill or Edinburgh Visit Scotland Information Centre. Their helpful, expert staff can offer you tips, advice and inspiration to get the most out of your stay.

You can't go past a day by the seaside. You're spoilt for choice around here, with Portobello Beach and Longniddry Bents two of the best places to put your toes in the water. Yellowcraigs and Tyninghame Beach are also popular hangouts for many travellers.

Edinburgh features a range of natural reserves, such as North Berwick Harbour and Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve. Two additional areas to have a look at are North Berwick Law and Morrisons Haven.

Looking for unique displays? Head straight to the National Museum of Scotland and the National Gallery of Scotland. Don't forget to enquire about guided tours. The Our Dynamic Earth and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art are also worthwhile alternatives.

Set off on a voyage through the seven seas at the Trinity House, a valuable repository of the region's maritime past.

You don't have to be an explorer to appreciate all of the amazing wonders of the natural world, particularly when you've got the Surgeon's Hall. This place is brimming with fascinating specimens and interesting models.

With such a wide range of terrific art exhibitions to admire, you might need a slight push in the right direction. We recommend picking up a coffee and heading straight for the Fruitmarket Gallery or the Talbot Rice Gallery. The City Art Centre and the Hanover Fine Arts Gallery are not to be missed either.

Learn all about the influence that Edinburgh's past events and characters had on the country, and sometimes the world, at the Newhaven Heritage Museum and the People's Story Museum. The Annet House Museum and the Prestongrange Museum are also worth a peek for an even greater insight into the past.

Would you like to discover a few history-filled sights? An outing to Greyfriars Kirk or the University of Edinburgh offer a fascinating glimpse into Edinburgh's days of old. If you're not in a rush, the Heriot Watt University and Real Mary King's Close should also be on your list.

Nungate Bridge is a timeless fixture in the city. While local residents may seem to take it for granted, most travellers come away impressed by this physical memory of of a different time.

Learn more about the important residents who have been able to call Palace of Holyroodhouse and Linlithgow Palace home. Ask about tours of these exquisite residences if you'd like to see the details up close.

For a magical trip back in time, look up and gaze at the enchanting profile of Craigmillar Castle and Blackness Castle. If you'd like to explore more of these fascinating cultural structures, why not take a look at Dirleton Castle and Hawthornden Castle too?

Whether you're spiritual or not, places of prayer like Rosslyn Chapel and St Mary's Church are sure to be among the most peaceful and uplifting sights you'll come across in your travels. If you want to explore more, continue your pilgrimage at St. Michael's Parish Church and St. Mary's Episcopal Cathederal.

They're unlikely to be on the cover of any travel magazines, but Greyfriar's Bobby and the National Library of Scotland are still well worth a visit. There's also plenty to keep you occupied at the Glenkinchie Distillery and Omni Centre Edinburgh.

Hotels in Edinburgh

With so many awesome new things to see and do, you'll want to secure a convenient Edinburgh hotel. Booking is a breeze, with some 409 properties listed on ebookers' hotel travel guide.

If you're looking for a basic room without all the added extras, the Lyncliff Hotel, located at 4 Windsor Street, is your best bet. Yet another place that offers its guests superb service at an even better price is the Halcyon Hotel, which you'll find at 8 Royal Terrace. Maybe you'd prefer to live like a king as the experienced staff at the Balmoral Hotel fulfil your every desire? The Old Town Chambers is one more popular choice for those who enjoy the finer things in life.

Arthur's Seat is a not-to-be-missed sight in Edinburgh. If you'd prefer to stay close to this highly popular attraction, the Holyrood Aparthotel and the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace are both good picks.

MORE Edinburgh Hotels

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh
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    4.1 out of 5 (32 reviews)

    This family-friendly Kirknewton hotel is located near the airport, 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Heriot Watt University, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gyle Shopping Centre ...

    Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club€98

    Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club€98
    Village Hotel Edinburgh

    Village Hotel Edinburgh

    140 Crewe Road South, Edinburgh
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      4.2 out of 5 (8 reviews)

      Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Western General and Royal Botanic Garden. Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Princes ...

      Village Hotel Edinburgh€91

      Village Hotel Edinburgh€91
      DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport

      DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport

      Edinburgh International Airport, Newbridge
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.8 out of 5 (17 reviews)

        Located in Ingliston, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Royal Highland Centre and within 6 miles (10 km) of Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo. Edinburgh ...

        DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport€117

        DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport€117
        ibis budget Edinburgh Park

        ibis budget Edinburgh Park

        Edinburgh Business Park, Edinburgh
          2.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.6 out of 5 (12 reviews)

          Situated in Edinburgh, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Edinburgh Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Edinburgh Zoo and Royal Highland Centre. Gyle Shopping ...

          ibis budget Edinburgh Park€60

          ibis budget Edinburgh Park€60
          Apex Grassmarket Hotel

          Apex Grassmarket Hotel

          31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.1 out of 5 (90 reviews)

            Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Grassmarket and Scotch Whisky Experience. Greyfriars Kirk and Edinburgh Castle are also within 10 minutes. ...

            Apex Grassmarket Hotel€109

            Apex Grassmarket Hotel€109
            Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield

            Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield

            187 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.2 out of 5 (45 reviews)

              Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bruntsfield Links Golf Course and Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh Zoo and Royal Burgess ...

              Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield €83

              Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield €83
              The Principal Edinburgh George Street

              The Principal Edinburgh George Street

              19-21 George Street, Edinburgh
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

                Located in New Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. St. Giles' Cathedral and Edinburgh ...

                The Principal Edinburgh George Street€143

                The Principal Edinburgh George Street€143
                Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket

                Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket

                1 Morrison Link, Midlothian, Edinburgh
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                  Located in West End, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Royal Lyceum Theatre and Usher Hall. Edinburgh Castle ...

                  Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket€83

                  Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket€83
                  Pollock Halls

                  Pollock Halls

                  18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
                    3.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.0 out of 5 (23 reviews)

                    Located in Newington, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of National Library of Scotland, University of Edinburgh and Arthur's Seat. Greyfriars Kirk and Palace ...

                    Pollock Halls€88

                    Pollock Halls€88
                    Radisson Blu Edinburgh

                    Radisson Blu Edinburgh

                    80 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.3 out of 5 (29 reviews)

                      Located in Old Town, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Mile, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Real Mary King's Close. Greyfriars Kirk and Edinburgh ...

                      Radisson Blu Edinburgh€150

                      Radisson Blu Edinburgh€150
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