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Things to Do in Edinburgh Near Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, located in the southeastern part of the country. It is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene.

Explore Edinburgh

Don't Go Home Without

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 See

The ancient ramparts of Edinburgh Castle are just eight miles from the hotel. The stately Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen of England, is a short stroll away down the bustling Royal Mile. Adjacent to the palace, you can explore the paths of Holyrood Park and hike to the top of Arthur's Seat for sweeping views of the city.

Must Do

Victoria Street, which sweeps down in a curve from George IV bridge in the Old Town, is lined with independent shopping boutiques both old and new. Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, at the bottom of Victoria Street, is filled with unusual special effects, interactive puzzles and tricks, and has two new exhibition spaces called Bewilderworld and the Puzzling Zone.

Local Tips

The Royal Highland Centre, less than a mile from the hotel, has something for everyone, whether you are travelling alone, with a family or for business. Check out the more than 200 events in their annual schedule – whether it's a dog show, a quilt fair or a gig, you're sure to find something that takes your fancy among the sporting, music, lifestyle and theatre events on offer.

Nearby Attractions

  • Royal Highland Centre - 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 5.2 mi
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 6.7 mi
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 7.2 mi
  • Forth Road Bridge & Queensferry Crossing - 7.8 mi
  • Edinburgh Science Centre (Dynamic Earth) - 8.7 mi
  • Camera Obscura and World Of Illusions - 8.7 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle - 8.8 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral - 8.8 mi
  • The Royal Mary King's Close - 8.8 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 8.9 mi
  • National Musuem of Scotland - 9.0 mi
  • Scottish National Gallery - 9.0 mi
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 9.1 mi
  • St James Quarter Shopping Centre - 9.3 mi
  • Royal Mile - 9.5 mi
  • University of Edinburgh - 9.7 mi
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 9.9 mi
  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 10.6 mi
  • Arthur's Seat - 15.9 mi

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