To appreciate the many textures of Edinburgh, spread your wings and explore nearby areas such as Morningside, Craiglockhart, and Ravelston.
Of course, people come from all over the world to see Edinburgh Castle, one of the most popular sites in the country. It is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the middle on the city.
Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region the special place it is. Go and see a live performance at the King's Theatre, Usher Hall and the HMV Picture House. The area is a great place for art lovers. Visit Dean Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
To get active in nature, hit the fairways such as the Braid Hills Golf Course and the Mortonhall Golf Course.
Sports fanatics visiting Slateford should head to Tynecastle Stadium to see the Heart of Midlothian playing visiting rivals. On game days the stadium overflows with maroon and white, as local soccer lovers gather to support their home-grown heroes.
When you’re ready to slow down after enjoying the many charms of Slateford, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. Take your pick from the Novotel Edinburgh Centre, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, or the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre.