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MERCURE EDINBURGH CITY - PRINCES STREET 3 Stars

  Princes Street, EH2 2DG
Area: old town - new town

The Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel enjoys a strategic position on Princes Street, close to points of interest such as the National Gallery, the Scott Monument, Princes Mall and the... Read more

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TRAVELODGE EDINBURGH AIRPORT 2 Stars

  Ratho Park Glasgow Road, EH28 8PP

Hotel Travelodge Edinburgh Airport is in the heart of Newbridge, in Scotland. Located only six minute drive from Edinburgh airport, he hotel is in a great position which will allow you to easily... Read more

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HAYMARKET HUB 3 Stars

  7 Clifton Terrace, EH12 5DR
Area: old town - new town

Haymarket Hub, formerly known as Tune Hotel - Haymarket, is located in the Scottish capital, just in front of the Haymarket railway station and the bus stops, which have direct connections to the... Read more

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LEITH HOUSE HOTEL 3 Stars

  6 Cambridge Avenue EH6 5AP, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 5AP
Area: leith

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, Leith House Hotel is a structure dating from 1880. All guestrooms are equipped with modern amenities, private bathroom, a set of tea/coffee maker and a satellite TV. Read more

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APEX WATERLOO PLACE 4 Stars

  23-27, Waterloo Place, EH1 3BH
Area: old town - new town

Yu Spa is our exclusive leisure and fitness destination. By “exclusive”, we mean it's only open to hotel guests, members and limited day pass holders – so there's no danger of overcrowding or long... Read more

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THE ROYAL SCOTS CLUB 3 Stars

  29 - 31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE Edinburgh
Area: old town - new town

The Royal Scots Club is located in a stately country house, in the heart of Edinburgh. It is a club for members and non-members. Read more

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MALMAISON 4 Stars

  1 Tower Place, EH6 7DB Leith
Area: leith

The lively brasserie serving excellent French cuisine in a sophisticated environment. The dishes are prepared with local products. Read more

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THE GLASSHOUSE, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION 5 Stars

  2 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Area: old town - new town

A lavender-scented roof garden, acres of sun-splashed patios and cool, shady verandas. Eat and drink wherever you like…Service to your room day and night, shoes shined to a polished conker gleam,... Read more

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THE BALMORAL 5 Stars

  1 Princes Street, EH2 2EQ
Area: old town - new town

The Balmoral Spa was recently voted Scotland's top Day Spa (UK category) in the Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Spa Awards 2008. The Balmoral Spa is the ultimate urban spa experience. Read more

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RADISSON BLU HOTEL EDINBURGH 4 Stars

  80, High Street - The Royal Mile, EH1 1TH
Area: old town - new town

The Radisson Blu Hotel offers an impressive array of premium services. Active guests at this Edinburgh luxury accommodation will appreciate the newly refurbished Pace Health Club, which includes a... Read more

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EDINBURGH MARRIOTT 4 Stars

  111 Glasgow Road, EH12 8NF
Area: west end - murrayfield

An excellent upper four star within easy reach of the airport with complimentary airport transfers. The hotel offers guests complimentary access to the indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, spa bath,... Read more

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THE BONHAM 4 Stars

  35 Drumsheugh Gardens, EH3 7RN
Area: old town - new town

Located in Edinburgh's West End, the hotel boasts an elegant restaurant, awarded 2 AA Rosette awarded assigned and refined rooms, many with views of the city. As hotel guests can enjoy a drink in... Read more

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TRAVELODGE CENTRAL ROSE STREET 3 Stars

  37 - 43 Rose Street, EH2 2NH
Area: west end - murrayfield

The hotel offers Wi-Fi. In addition, the hotel is completely non smoking. Read more

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IBIS EDINBURGH CENTRE SOUTH BRIDGE – ROYAL MILE 3 Stars

  77 South Bridge, EH1 1HN
Area: old town - new town

Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile is located in Edinburgh's Old Town, near the Royal Mile, features a bar and restaurant serving international cuisine and parking. Hotels equipped for... Read more

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OCEAN APARTMENTS 4 Stars

  2 Western Harbour, Midway, EH6 6NG
Area: leith

All guests get complimentary access to the Huge Sports and Spa Facilities at Next Generation and can also experience first hand the huge redevelopment and land reclamation project that is the... Read more

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Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. It is situated on the east coast of the central lowlands, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, on the North sea. It forms the City of Edinburgh council area; the city council area includes urban Edinburgh and a small rural area. It has been the capital of Scotland since 1437.

The city was one of the major centres of the enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Edinburgh is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August. During this time. The most famous of these events are the Edinburgh Fringe (the largest performing arts festival in the world), the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The city is one of Europe's major tourist destinations, attracting roughly 13 million visitors a year, and is the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom, after London.

Geography

Some 320 million years ago, the cores of several volcanic vents in the area cooled and solidified to form tough basalt volcanic plugs, then, during the last ice age, glaciers eroded the area, exposing the plug as a rocky crag to the west, and leaving a tail of material swept to the east. At the same time, the glacier gouged out ground to each side, leaving the ravine of the Grassmarket and Cowgate to the south, and the swampy valley of the Nor Loch to the north. The resulting crag and tail landform now forms the Castle Rock, and the narrow steep sided ridge which the Royal Mile follows. The ridge declines in height over a mile, meeting general ground level at Holyrood.

This formed a natural fortress, and recent excavations at the castle found material dating back to the Late Bronze Age, as long ago as 850 BCE.

Parts of the city

Areas of the centre:The historic centre of Edinburgh is divided into two by the broad green swath of Princes Street Gardens. To the south the view is dominated by Edinburgh Castle, perched atop the extinct volcanic crag, and the long sweep of the Old Town trailing after it along the ridge. To the north lies Princes Street and the New Town. To the immediate west of the castle lies the financial district, housing insurance and banking buildings.

Old Town: The Old Town has preserved its medieval plan and many Reformation-era buildings. One end is closed by the castle and the main artery, the Royal Mile, leads away from it; minor streets lead downhill on either side of the main spine in a herringbone pattern. Only 10 minutes' walking from the Royal Mile, visitors to Edinburgh can find one of the most elegant and appreciated hotels of the city: it is the Crowne Plaza at 18 Royal Terrace, today part of an old Georgian building. Other notable places of interest nearby include the Royal Museum of Scotland, Surgeons' Hall and the University of Edinburgh.

New TownThe New Town was an 18th century solution to the problem of overcrowding in the Old Town. The city of Edinburgh had remained incredibly compact, confined to the ridge running down from the castle. In 1766 a competition to design the New Town was won by James Craig. The plan that was built created a rigid, ordered grid, which fitted well with enlightenment ideas of rationality. The principal street was to be George Street, which follows the natural ridge to the north of the Old Town. Either side of it are the other main streets of Princes Street and Queen Street. Princes Street has since become the main shopping street in Edinburgh.

Climate

Like much of the rest of Scotland, Edinburgh has a temperate maritime climate, which is relatively mild despite its northerly latitude. Winters are especially mild given that Moscow and Labrador in Newfoundland lie on the same latitude, with daytime temperatures rarely falling below freezing, or 0C (32F). Summer temperatures are comparatively cool, with daily upper maxima rarely exceeding 23C (73F).

Culture

Festivals: Edinburgh is best known for the Edinburgh Festival, which run from the end of July until early September each year.

Alongside these major festivals, there is also the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. T on the Fringe, a popular music offshoot of the Fringe, began in 2000. Celebrations: Equally famous is the annual Hogmanay celebration. Originally simply a street party held on Princes Street and the Royal Mile, the Hogmanay event has been officially organised since 1993. Hogmanay now covers four days of processions, concerts and fireworks, and the event regularly attracts thousands of people.
On the night of 30 April, the Beltane Fire Festival takes place on Edinburgh's Calton Hill. The festival involves a procession followed by the re-enactment of scenes inspired by pagan spring fertility celebrations.