West End Vacation Packages

West End is part of Edinburgh, a bustling metropolis with a population of 440,000 proud residents. West End is about less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from Edinburgh’s downtown. If you are arriving by air, West End is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) away from Edinburgh Airport.

While staying in the area, be sure to spend a day taking in surrounding areas like Royal Mile, Edinburgh and Morningside.

Coming from here, it's less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to one of the city’s most popular sights, Edinburgh Castle.

Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area the special place it is. Visit some of the noteworthy artistic and historic collections including the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Childhood and the National War Museum. Book tickets for a couple of the magical live performances at the Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre and Usher Hall. The area is a treasure trove for lovers of art. Visit the National Gallery of Scotland, Fruitmarket Gallery and Dean Gallery.

Get active in nature at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, throw a frisbee, or just enjoy the fresh air at the Royal Botanic Garden. The ecological havens such as Calton Hill, allow visitors to see the birds, trees and plants that flourish in the area.

Some of Edinburgh's best attractions are in the West End area, including The Meadows, Greyfriar's Bobby and Arthur's Seat. If you’re into history, the area’s past has been beautifully preserved at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Grab your credit card and head to Princes Mall and the Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers for some retail therapy.

If you're a fan of soccer, you’ll enjoy seeing West End favorites, the Heart of Midlothian, doing battle at Tynecastle Stadium. To look like a local, don’t forget to pack some maroon and white, the colors of the Heart of Midlothian.

Finding somewhere comfortable to unpack your bags close to West End is a breeze. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the George Hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, and the popular Apex International Hotel.


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