A little research and planning can mean the difference between a run-of-the-mill vacation and an outstanding one! Wander wisely in Edinburgh by familiarizing yourself with a few basic facts about it before you take off.
Edinburgh is the national capital of Scotland and is located 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of the significant city of Glasgow.
There are approximately 440,000 locals that live in this part of Edinburgh and Lothian.
You could easily spend weeks, if not months, wandering the streets and sights of Edinburgh. Luckily, it won't take anywhere as long to lock in somewhere sensational to stay. Choose from 406 accommodations and get one step closer to exploring Scotland's buzzing capital.
Luxury rooms, high thread-count sheets and fabulous service is what you'll discover when you spend your nights at The Balmoral Hotel (1 Princes Street) or the Destiny Scotland - George IV Apartments (23 George IV Bridge). The Lyncliff Hotel (4 Windsor Street) and the Angel's Share Hotel (7-11 Hope Street) are some economical options if you'd prefer to spend your vacation budget on experiences.
If you've heard some good things about Edinburgh Castle and are longing to truly experience it, you might like to stay close by. The Old Town Chambers and the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh are both just a stroll away, so have a squiz at all they've got to offer and reserve one right now.
With so many world-famous attractions in Edinburgh, you might just have to explain to the boss that you need more time off. Start off with Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. You'd also be nuts to miss out on visiting St. Giles' Cathedral and Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Travelers will want to check out the University of Edinburgh and the Heriot Watt University. After more things to do in this action-packed city? The Edinburgh Zoo and the National Museum of Scotland will keep you occupied.
Grab some sandwiches, fruit and a cold drink and indulge in a picnic at Princes Street Gardens. It's one of the most peaceful spaces to lounge around and while away a few hours. Like some more options? You don't have to be a grave hunter or a tombstone tourist to enjoy a stroll around Greyfriars Kirk. Why not see if you can join a guided tour and hear some of the tales behind this compelling open-air museum? And there's more. Live theater can challenge our views and asks us to aspire to bigger and better things. Get tickets to a show at Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and open your mind to some big ideas.
Suitcase all packed? Great — board the aircraft to Edinburgh Airport (EDI). Once the wheels hit the runway, you'll be just 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the west from central Edinburgh.
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