To feel the real pulse of Edinburgh, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby neighborhoods like Royal Mile, Edinburgh, and Granton.
From here, it’s only 1 mile (2 kilometers) to one of the city’s most photographed attractions, Edinburgh Castle.
To really get a feel for Edinburgh, take a trip to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Stroll around the exhibits and savor the quiet atmosphere of the Royal Yacht Britannia, the National Museum of Scotland and the Museum of Childhood. To catch home-grown and touring acts, reserve seats at the Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre and Usher Hall, one of the region’s premier concert venues. Head to the National Gallery of Scotland, Fruitmarket Gallery and Dean Gallery, to get your fill of art.
If you love nature and wildlife, visit the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to relax. There are some pleasant family parks, so why not take a break in the Royal Botanic Garden. Explore the native flora and fauna, by visiting Calton Hill.
To really get a feel for the area, head to the nearby local attractions such as Greyfriar's Bobby, Arthur's Seat and the St. Giles' Cathedral. These are a magnet for travellers from all over the world. For history lovers, Edinburgh’s past comes vividly back to life at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Enjoy window shopping and treat yourself to a new outfit in a few of the nearby malls and markets such as the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Princes Mall and the Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers.
Nearby Easter Road Stadium is the perfect place cheer along with fellow lovers of soccer, and to see local legends, the Hibernian FC, in all their glory. On game days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of green and white, as soccer fans flock together to support their home-grown heroes.
When it’s time to rest your weary feet after a day spent exploring the many charms of Inverleith, check in to one of the area's range of accommodation options. The George Hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and the Apex International Hotel are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.