For a real insiders view of Edinburgh, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby neighborhoods like Joppa, Craigmillar, and Brunstane.
Edinburgh is known throughout the world as the home of Edinburgh Castle. It is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the heart of the city.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find some interesting cultural attractions in and around Duddingston. Explore, admire and become intrigued in the variety of museums including Surgeon's Hall and the People's Story Museum. Book seats for a spectacular show at Queen's Hall.
If the sun is shining get outdoors and make the most of the nearby parks and reserves. Breathe in the fresh air, throw a ball and catch some sunshine at nearby Portobello Beach. Locals and visitors alike love to visit places like Holyrood Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as well-tended garden beds and trees.
If you have time in and around Duddingston, stop by Arthur's Seat. History buffs will enjoy Craigmillar Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Immerse yourself in Duddingston’s passion for sports at Meadowbank Stadium. This is home to Edinburgh City F.C. soccer team in winter and the Leith Athletic F.C.. When the full-time hooter blows, follow the stream of local sports obsessives to a nearby pub to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.
When you’re ready to rest up after a long day exploring the charms of Duddingston, check in to one of the many local short and long stay accommodation options. The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, the Ten Hill Place Hotel and the Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.