What's On

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Largest Arts festival in the world! The Fringe features everyone from the biggest names in showbiz to the performers in the street and covers all sorts of art forms such as theatre, comedy, children's shows, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, all genres of music, exhibitions, and events.




Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

This is only a brief look at what there is to do in Edinburgh: we have a large selection of information leaflets available free at reception that can give you much more information. To find out about something, just click on its link.

Shopping

For shopping the city centre is ideal: Princes Street houses a great many stores including Jenners, the oldest independent department store in the world, and the St. James Centre and Princes Mall provide even more shops. There are other shopping opportunities away from the city centre however - Ocean Terminal is a 20 minute walk from us, or the Gyle Shopping centre a 30 minute bus ride (No. 21).

Sight-Seeing

There are many bus tours you can use, including the Britannia Tour, City Sightseeing Tour, Edinburgh Tour and Mac Tours City Tour, all of which depart from Waverly Bridge.

If you enjoy sight seeing then why not take a trip to Edinburgh Castle and get a magnificent view of half of Edinburgh from the battlements? Or to see the whole city visit Holyrood Park and climb Arthur's Seat. You could also visit Edinburgh Zoo.

Tourist Attractions

The new Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street is always worth a visit: entrance is free and it is easily reached by bus (No. 23 or 27). You can also take a trip to Ocean Terminal and see the Royal Yacht Brittania.