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Things to Do Near Hotel Indigo Edinburgh

Put The Map Away, Start Walking, And See What You Find.

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is an historic, vibrant city with visitors from all around the world. The Hotel Indigo Edinburgh is situated in the centre of the city, close to all amenities and event venues.

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Places To Go, Things To Do

Edinburgh Castle

Walk in the footsteps or royalty and soldiers at Edinburgh Castle. The mighty, historic castle stands proudly dominating the city on Castle Rock. Hear exciting tales and learn about the castle’s history and its architecture on a guided tour, or with an audio guide available in eight languages. The castle is home to the Honours of Scotland – Britain’s oldest crown jewels, and don’t miss the daily one o’clock gun firing (except Sundays) when you visit – a tradition dating back to 1861.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Step aboard Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II’s former floating palace, The Royal Yacht Britannia. Explore five decks to get a sense of what life was like on the yacht during its 968 state visits. Head below deck to see the crew’s quarters, see the State Apartments and discover The Queen’s favourite room. Children will enjoy searching for Corgi’s with a treasure hunt.

The Edinburgh Dungeon

Experience Edinburgh's darkest history at The Edinburgh Dungeon if you dare. With actor led shows and rides, it's a scarily good attraction for all ages! Within easy walking distance of the hotel.

The Johnnie Walker Experience

Head to The Johnnie Walker Experience, located in Edinburgh’s West End on Princes Street. Take a tour and find a whisky to suit your individual taste with expert guides from express tastings to in-depth explorations, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy cocktails in the rooftop bar which offers fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle or enjoy delicious drams in The Explorers’ Bothy Bar. Commemorate your visit with a souvenir from the retail outlet.


Visit the lively and picturesque Grassmarket. Found in the historic Old Town, its bustling with a variety of independent shops, bars and restaurants. The colourful neighbourhood has stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and was named after the trade fairs that took place from the 14th century. Today, it is still home to a regular weekly market selling local gifts, baked goods and fresh produce.

The Royal Mile

Leading down from the castle, through the centre of Edinburgh, the Royal Mile boasts many attractions of its own including The Whisky Experience, Camera Obscura and many shops, pubs and restaurants all with a Scottish feel.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

One mile outside the city is the world-leading Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. With a living collection of plants set in over 70 acres of stunning landscape. Discover its history which dates back over 350 years and enjoy the peace of the setting which boasts impressive views of the city’s skyline.

Edinburgh Zoo

See over 2,500 animals from across the world at Edinburgh Zoo for an adventurous day out. One of Europe’s leading centres of conservation, education, and research, see the wider work the zoo does to help save animals from extinction. Home to the UK’s only giant pandas and the world’s only knighted penguin, Sir Nils Olav amongst giraffes, sun bears, lemurs and more – it’s a wild day out for all ages.

The Scotch Whisky Experience

At the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is The Scotch Whisky Experience. Experts will guide you through the world of Scotch Whisky on a tour. Offering tours on the distilling process, tastings, and masterclasses – there’s a range of tours to suit everyone. The experience also houses the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky.

National Museum of Scotland

Discover thousands of amazing artefacts from around the world all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland. Explore Scotland’s history, in addition to nature, art, science and technology in the eclectic range of exhibits in this fantastic and free museum.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions has been delighting visitors since 1835, making it the oldest visitor attraction in Edinburgh. Set over five floors, the entertaining attraction has mind-bending illusions from a mirror maze to serving your head on a silver platter. Head to the rooftop terrace for amazing views of the city.