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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront

Britannia Way Ocean Drive Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

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Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • EICC - Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • David Lloyd Leisure Club
  • National Gallery of Scotland
  • Princes Street Shopping Centre
  • Murrayfield Stadium
  • Meadowbank Stadium
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Theatres - Usher Hall
  • Scottish Government Offices
  • Scottish Parliament Building
  • Deep Sea World
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Ocean Terminal shopping centre and cinema
  • PureGym Ocean Terminal fitness centre
  • Edinburgh Playhouse theatre
  • Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • St James Quarter
Downtown

Downtown

Direction from City Center to Hotel: North

Local

Local

Distance from Hotel: 3.6 MI/ 5.8 KM

Golf: 1.86 MI/ 3 KM West

Must See

Must See

On the Royal Mile, you can marvel at St Giles' Cathedral, otherwise known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, with its crown-shaped steeple. The nearby Princes Street Gardens is a popular spot to take a break from exploring the city's attractions and also houses the Scott Monument, a memorial to author Sir Walter Scott. Brave the narrow spiral staircase of the gothic spire for stunning Old Town views.

Must Do

Must Do

Take advantage of Edinburgh's thriving cultural life and catch a show. The iconic Traverse Theatre puts on contemporary plays and has a buzzing bar. You can enjoy opera, Shakespeare or a big-budget musical at the huge Festival Theatre in Edinburgh's Old Town. If you're in the mood for a laugh, you can see stand-up comedians perform nightly at The Stand comedy club.

Don't Go Home Without

Don't Go Home Without

You can take in masterpieces from artists such as Raphael, Vermeer and Van Gogh at the Scottish National Gallery, less than three miles from the hotel in central Edinburgh. Or check out the thousands of contemporary paintings, sculptures, videos and installations at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Smart Tips

Popular culture fans might want to visit the grave of Thomas Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Local lore has it that the spot inspired author J.K. Rowling's evil Tom Riddle character in the Harry Potter series - she wrote much of the first book in a nearby café. Ghost hunters should check out Mary King's Close, an ancient street under the Old Town that has long been said to be haunted.