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Things to Do in Edinburgh Near Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront

Edinburgh is also a vibrant city with a thriving arts scene, and it is home to the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

EXPLORE Edinburgh

Don't Go Home Without

Explore the former royal yacht of Queen Elizabeth II, which served as a floating residence for the royal family for over 40 years. Tour the yacht, within walking distance of the hotel, to see its luxurious interiors, including the State Apartments and the Royal Deck Tea Room.

Must See

Perched on top of Castle Rock, the iconic fortress Edinburgh Castle dominates the city's skyline. Explore its ancient history, the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, and enjoy stunning views of the city from the castle's ramparts. A must see if you're visiting Edinburgh!

Must Do

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is lined with shops, restaurants, and landmarks, including St. Giles' Cathedral, the Real Mary King's Close, and the Scotch Whisky Experience. This historic street stretches between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. A great place to pick up souvenirs!

Local Tips

Arthur's Seat is an ancient volcano and offers panoramic views of Edinburgh. It's a popular spot for hiking and walking, providing a peaceful escape from the bustling city. Holywood Park sits opposite.

Nearby Attractions

  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 0.2 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 2.0 mi
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 2.1 mi
  • Scottish National Gallery - 2.4 mi
  • National Musuem of Scotland - 2.6 mi
  • Royal Mile - 2.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Science Centre (Dynamic Earth) - 2.7 mi
  • St James Quarter Shopping Centre - 2.7 mi
  • Camera Obscura and World Of Illusions - 2.8 mi
  • The Royal Mary King's Close - 2.8 mi
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 2.8 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle - 2.9 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral - 2.9 mi
  • University of Edinburgh - 3.1 mi
  • Arthur's Seat - 3.7 mi
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 4.1 mi
  • Murrayfield Stadium - Scottish Rugby Team - 4.9 mi
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 5.7 mi
  • Royal Highland Centre - 10.0 mi
  • Forth Road Bridge & Queensferry Crossing - 15.3 mi

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