To feel the real pulse of Edinburgh, spread your wings and explore surrounding areas like Granton, Pilton, and Warriston.
Edinburgh is famous throughout the world as the home of Edinburgh Castle. This must-see attraction is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the heart of town.
To really get a feel for Edinburgh, head to one of its museums and theaters. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Royal Yacht Britannia, Inverleith House and the Newhaven Heritage Museum. To experience Edinburgh’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the acclaimed cultural performance centers such as the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. If you love everything to do with art, check out the exhibits at Dean Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Hanover Fine Arts Gallery.
There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Bring a picnic, watch the passing parade, or just enjoy the fresh air at the Royal Botanic Garden.
Head to the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and Princes Mall to get in some retail therapy.
Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Easter Road Stadium, cheering on local legends, the Hibernian FC. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear green and white, the colors of the Hibernian FC.
Finding somewhere handy to base yourself close to Trinity couldn’t be easier. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, be sure to check out the George Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, and the popular Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - The Roxburghe.