If you are staying in Craigleith, be sure to spend a few hours sightseeing in surrounding areas like Royal Mile, Edinburgh and Pilton.
Edinburgh Castle, no doubt one of Edinburgh’s best known icons is only 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.
Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a rewarding holiday destination. There are plenty of excellent places to take the family for a morning including the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Childhood and the National War Museum. Book seats for one or two of the exciting theater, dance and music shows at the Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre and Usher Hall. Enjoy the beautiful artworks at the National Gallery of Scotland, Fruitmarket Gallery and Dean Gallery.
If the sun is shining head outside and make the most of the nearby parks and reserves. Read a book or newspaper in one of the local parks and gardens, which include the Royal Botanic Garden. The ecological preserves such as Calton Hill, give visitors an insight into the species of flora and fauna that exist in the local area.
If you like to grab a bargain, explore Princes Mall and the Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers.
Craigleith is a place of proud sporting traditions. Rub shoulders with local fans at Murrayfield Stadium, home to the Scotland National Rugby rugby union team in winter and the Edinburgh Rugby in autumn. Enjoy a few post-match beers with friendly locals after the game in a nearby pub.
Finding somewhere comfortable to unpack your bags within the Craigleith area couldn’t be easier. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the George Hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, and the Apex International Hotel.