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Despite its damp weather, Scotland's capital is made for exploring on foot--most of the city's top sights and neighborhoods are within an easy walk of each other. The action centers on Edinburgh's atmospheric Old Town, and a stay here will put you next to Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, and too many picturesque streetscapes to count. That said, if you'd rather leave your hotel without diving into crowds, you may prefer bustling New Town as well as more local districts like Stockbridge, Southside, and the West End, which are only a short stroll away from the heart of the action.
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Price trends, weather and things to do can help you make a decision.
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Winter in Edinburgh can take a little stamina: Short days, long nights, and buckets of rain are a reality. But intrepid travelers willing to bundle up and bust out a raincoat may feel like they’ve got the city’s top attractions to themselves.

Winter is the perfect time of year to cozy up in Edinburgh’s legendary pubs and do a little day drinking. The sun drops before 4 p.m. in the dead of winter here, making an early Scotch the perfect way to hunker down.

Go wild with the locals during Edinburgh’s Hogamany, the city’s famous three-day New Year’s celebration. Expect a massive torch-lit parade, parties galore, and fireworks.

Holiday markets are a big draw for locals and tourists alike. The city’s largest takes over the Princes Street Garden in November and runs through the end of December.

Mar - May
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Drier weather makes spring an excellent time to explore Edinburgh’s lively streets (and bonus: no umbrella juggling). Even better? The summertime masses haven’t rolled up yet, so you’ll still have plenty of elbow room at top sites.

Spring flowers begin to bloom, filling the city’s famed parks and gardens. It’s the perfect time of year to stroll through Princes Street Gardens or the Royal Botanic Garden. Edinburgh. If you time your visit right, you’ll also catch the stunning yellow carpets of gorse that take over the hillside of Arthur’s Seat.

Hit up Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum of Scotland. The two most popular attractions in Edinburgh will be far less crowded this time of year.

Get a taste for local life in Brockton and Morningside, and meander in and out of their indie boutiques, cafés, and vintage stores.

Jun - Aug
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Yes, the Edinburgh rain is back, so dig out that umbrella—you’ll need your wet-weather gear. But travelers don’t seem to mind these water-logged days, judging by the packed hotels and mobbed attractions. Still, if you’re after big-city buzz, this is the season for you.

Launch into planning mode if you want to visit Edinburgh’s most famous sights, like the Edinburgh Castle. Online bookings for top attractions are a must, or you’ll risk being shut out by the swarms of summertime visitors.

August brings the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a weeks-long riot of music, theater, and comedy that’s a huge event on the global cultural calendar.

More traditional theater and performing arts are also on display during August at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Arts Festival.

Sep - Nov
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There’s plenty to celebrate during the fall, from the city’s decades-old Scottish International Storytelling Festival to the winter wonderland that emerges in November at the Princes Street Garden. And as a bonus, traveling off-peak season means bargain-hunters are in luck: Seasonal discounts are in effect and fellow travelers are relatively few.

Get your cameras ready: Fall foliage is on full display at Princes Street Garden, The Meadows, and Holyrood Park.

Hauntings are big business in Edinburgh, and there’s no better time to get spooked than October. Book one of the city’s many ghost tours or post up for the Samhain Fire Festival, which has its roots in ancient Gaelic traditions.

Think festival season ends with the summer in Edinburgh? Think again. The Edinburgh International Storytelling Festival takes over town in October and is the largest celebration of its kind in the world.

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Hotels in popular neighbourhoods

  • Old Town
    Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • New Town
    Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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  • Cowgate
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  • Broughton & Calton
    Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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  • Grassmarket
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  • Southside & Holyrood
    Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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  • Stockbridge & Dean Village
    Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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Hotels near the sights

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    Step aboard Queen Elizabeth II’s former floating palace and experience this iconic attraction for yourself. Rated Tripadvisor’s No.1 UK Attraction (AGAIN), Britannia is one of the most famous ships in the world…Royal Deck Tearoom. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. Lothian Bus services from Edinburgh city centre are - 10, 16, 34 and 35. Edinburgh trams run from Edinburgh Airport through the city centre and down to Leith. To visit Britannia get off the tram at stop Ocean Terminal
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  • Arthur's Seat
    Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. Situated within Holyrood Park, as well as it's rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from its many vantage points. The park has several Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designations due to its exceptional range of grassland habitats and its internationally important volcanic geology. Ranger service on site.
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  • National Museum of Scotland
    Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art, design and fashion, and Scottish history, all under one roof.
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  • The Real Mary King's Close
    Hidden beneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh’s deepest secret: a warren of hidden ‘closes’ where real people lived, worked and died. For centuries they have lain forgotten and abandoned…until now. Visit Edinburgh's most famous Close, which makes Edinburgh's Hidden History unmissable.
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  • Edinburgh Old Town
    Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and historical monuments.
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  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    Winner of VisitScotland's Best Visitor Attraction Experience 2022/23! We are Scotland’s oldest purpose-built attraction, established in 1835. Interact with over 100 illusions and get a breath of fresh air on our magnificent Rooftop Terrace, which offers the most spectacular 360 degree views of Edinburgh. At Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, experience five floors of interactive hands-on optical illusions, tricks and fun things to do including our head-spinning Vortex Tunnel, bewildering Mirror Maze and mind-blowing Shrinking Room. Not to mention our 170 year old Camera Obscura! Get involved, play, touch, listen, and see. Great fun for all ages and nationalities, whatever the weather. 'Best family attraction in Britain’, The Telegraph. 'Five Stars, outstanding, world class', VisitScotland. Free Wi-Fi. Allow about 2 hours. Please note the attraction is located in a listed 17th Century building over 5 floors without a lift. Open every day, open late on holidays.
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  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen. Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.
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  • Royal Mile
    Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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  • Edinburgh Castle
    Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.
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  • The Chocolatarium
    90 minutes of chocolate heaven. Find out how chocolate is made, make your own dream chocolate bar to take home and enjoy a session in the Tasting Room with over 40 kinds of chocolate! Same wonderful tour. Comfortable social distancing. Children under 6 are not permitted.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edinburgh hotels

Wilde Aparthotels, Edinburgh, Grassmarket, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, and Virgin Hotels Edinburgh are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Edinburgh Castle. See the full list: Hotels near Edinburgh Castle.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel, and Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront hotel are all popular resorts for travellers staying in Edinburgh. See the full list: Edinburgh Resorts.

Popular hotels close to Royal Mile include Wilde Aparthotels, Edinburgh, Grassmarket, Cheval Old Town Chambers, and Market Street Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Royal Mile.

Popular luxury hotels in Edinburgh include Fingal, The Balmoral Hotel, and Prestonfield. See the full list: Edinburgh Luxury Hotels.

Popular hotels close to Turnhouse Airport include DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport, and Moxy Edinburgh Airport. See the full list: Hotels near Turnhouse Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Royal Yacht Britannia are Fingal, Ocean Mist Leith, and Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Royal Yacht Britannia.

Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Edinburgh are The Balmoral Hotel, Prestonfield, and BrewDog Doghouse Edinburgh. See the full list: Pet Friendly Hotels in Edinburgh.

Popular cheap hotels in Edinburgh include Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, ibis Styles Edinburgh St Andrew Square, and Best Western Kings Manor Hotel. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in Edinburgh.

The Balmoral Hotel, Kimpton Charlotte Square, and Best Western Kings Manor Hotel have a spa and received excellent reviews from travellers in Edinburgh. See the full list: Spa Resorts Edinburgh.

Popular Edinburgh neighbourhoods with hotels include Old Town, New Town, and West End.

Fingal, 24 Royal Terrace, and Hotel Ceilidh-Donia all received great reviews from families travelling in Edinburgh. See the full list: Family Hotels Edinburgh.

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