To feel the real pulse of Edinburgh, pull on some comfortable shoes and discover nearby neighborhoods like Royal Mile, Edinburgh, and Restalrig.
Edinburgh Castle, certainly one of the country’s most famous sights is just 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.
Savvy travelers in Broughton, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, will love the nearby museums and theaters. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Royal Yacht Britannia, the National Museum of Scotland and the Museum of Childhood. To catch home-grown and touring acts, head to the Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre and Usher Hall, one of the area’s premier live concert venues. There are some excellent art galleries to visit including the National Gallery of Scotland, Fruitmarket Gallery and Dean Gallery.
Get your body moving in nature while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Follow the paths through botanical displays, pull out your sketch pad, or just enjoy the fresh air at the Royal Botanic Garden. Hit the trail and enjoy the natural preserves for which this area is famous, like Calton Hill.
Those with some time to spare in the Broughton area will not want to miss out on The Meadows, Greyfriar's Bobby and Arthur's Seat. Brush up on Edinburgh’s history by visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
To shop for local fashion or enjoy a light meal, set out to visit the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Princes Mall and the Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers.
See local favorites, the Hibernian FC, take on their rivals at the iconic Easter Road Stadium. Look like a local and pull on the green and white, the colors of the Hibernian FC.
When you’re ready to rest up after enjoying the charms of Broughton, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the The George Hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, or the Apex International Hotel.