While you are in Abbeyhill, why not spend a little time sightseeing in colorful neighborhoods like Royal Mile, Edinburgh and Duddingston.
From here, it’s only 1 mile (2 kilometers) to one of the county’s most popular sights, Edinburgh Castle.
Abbeyhill offers some interesting museums and theaters within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Browse the interactive and traditional museums and collections in the Royal Yacht Britannia, the National Museum of Scotland and the Museum of Childhood. Lovers of the arts will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as the Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre and Usher Hall. Head to the National Gallery of Scotland, Fruitmarket Gallery and the Talbot Rice Gallery, to get your fix of art.
If the weather is good get into the great outdoors and enjoy the nearby green spaces. Take some time out to spend some quality time outdoors in public parks such as Holyrood Park and the Royal Botanic Garden. Put on your hiking shoes and discover the well-used natural reserves for which this area is so renowned, like Calton Hill.
If you are spending a while in and around Abbeyhill, be sure to visit The Meadows, Greyfriar's Bobby and Arthur's Seat. If you’re into history, Edinburgh’s past comes vividly back to life at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
If you love food and shopping, visit the boutiques, stores and stalls of the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Princes Mall and the Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers.
Easter Road Stadium is a great place to spend an afternoon enjoying soccer, and to see local favorites, the Hibernian FC, in action. On game days the stadium becomes a sea of green and white, as soccer fans flock together to cheer on their beloved team.
Finding somewhere comfortable to base yourself around Abbeyhill couldn’t be easier. Check out the rooms and rates at the George Hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, or the Apex International Hotel.