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Discover the Attractions and Things To Do in Edinburgh

Getting to tourist attractions in Edinburgh from Fraser Suites Edinburgh is easy with its location on the St Giles Street.  Whether it is for a cultural soak-up, shopping or sight-seeing, transport options are readily available around the property to take you to places.   

Fraser Suites Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

At one point home to many Scottish monarchs, and at another, a military base, this is the place where battles were fought and upon which the history of Scotland was moulded. Read more

Royal Mile

Travel along the Royal Mile (1.81 km long), the busiest street in the Old Town of Edinburgh, where you will find the Edinburgh Castle, Castle Hill, The Lawn market, Parliament Square, The High Street, The Canongate, Holyrood and more.

National Galleries of Scotland

Comprising three galleries, here you will find some of the world’s finest collections of Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to modern art.

National Museum of Scotland

Home to the popular cloned mammal “Dolly the sheep”, here you get to explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history. 

Princes Street Gardens

Sitting in the centre of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, here you’ll find a diverse and fascinating collection of public monuments dated as far back as the 1840s.

St Giles Cathedral

Standing on the Royal Mile between the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Mother Church of Presbyterianism is the place where you’ll find the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle.

Scotch Whisky Experience Heritage Centre

Enjoy a sensational journey in a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery and emerge an expert in Scotch whisky!

Edinburgh Zoo

Come meet the first pandas to arrive in the UK from China after 17 years, in 2011, and visit the new Meerkat plaza or experience the zoo in the night.

Balmoral Castle

Add this wonderful venue to your itinerary, where the ranger takes you through the walks and safaris to experience the Scottish wildlife.

Arthur’s Seat

No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a trip to the main peak of the hills that form most of Holyrood Park, hailed for its magnitude and excellent panoramic views of the city. 

Edinburgh Dungeon

For the laughter and screaming, the mysterious or the hair-raising, have it all right here in a sure recipe of an amazing time!

Edinburgh Playhouse

Once Scotland’s largest cinema, the Playhouse is host to a great variety of artists and shows, concerts and musicals.

Edinburgh Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

Capture five floors full of optical experiences through the mirror maze, giant kaleidoscope, giant vortex tunnel, magic gallery, horrogram and lots more, here in a world that blends reality and illusion. 

Princes Street

Get to the best of upmarket shopping in the city centre right here with Harvey Nichols, Jenners and House of Fraser, not forgetting the regular favourites, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Gap and Debenhams and many other specialty stores.

Harvey Nichols

The only Harvey Nichols in Scotland is full of luxurious treats that you won’t want to miss.

George Street

A place where you will find exclusive shops sitting alongside high street favourites.

Royal Mile

For perfect souvenirs, top quality cashmere, whisky and delicious handmade fudge, the Royal Mile offers a unique shopping experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

Grassmarket

A great place for unusual finds such as vintage clothes, contemporary jewellery and rare books.

Stockbridge

Popular spots like Stockbridge, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the West End are home to many unique shops and tearooms, perfect even for just wandering along the streets. 

Bruntsfield

Popular spots like Stockbridge, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the West End are home to many unique shops and tearooms, perfect even for just wandering along the streets. 

Morningside

Popular spots like Stockbridge, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the West End are home to many unique shops and tearooms, perfect even for just wandering along the streets. 

West End

Popular spots like Stockbridge, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the West End are home to many unique shops and tearooms, perfect even for just wandering along the streets. 

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport was Scotland’s busiest airport in 2015, handling over 1.1 million passengers.  Major airlines like British Airways, KLM, EasyJet, Jet2, Qatar Airways and Ryanair use Edinburgh Airport. Read more

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia is one of the most prestigious attractions in the whole in Scotland. The Queen, along with the rest of the Royal Family, counted this yacht as their home for over 40 years. Read more

Murrayfield Stadium

Murrayfield is recognised as one of the most prestigious stadia in Europe and is the home of Scottish Rugby as well as the Murrayfield Experience which plays host to meetings, conferences and other events. Read more

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  • Edinburgh airport

    Edinburgh Airport was Scotland’s busiest airport in 2015, handling over 1.1 million passengers. Read more

    Distance from Hotel:
  • Murrayfield Stadium

    Murrayfield is recognised as one of the most prestigious stadium in Europe and is the home of Scottish Rugby as well as the Murrayfield Experience. Read more

    Distance from Hotel:
  • Royal Yacht Britannia

    The Queen, along with the rest of the Royal Family, counted this yacht as their home for over 40 years. Read more

    Distance from Hotel:
  • Edinburgh Dungeon

    For the laughter and screaming, the mysterious or the hair-raising, have it all right here in a sure recipe of an amazing time! Read more

    Distance from Hotel: 230 m 3 mins 3 mins 1 mins
  • Edinburgh Playhouse

    Once Scotland’s largest cinema, the Playhouse is host to a great variety of artists and shows, concerts and musicals. Read more

    Distance from Hotel: 1.3 km 7 mins 13 mins 7 mins
  • Edinburgh Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

    Capture five floors full of optical experiences through the mirror maze, giant kaleidoscope, giant vortex tunnel, magic gallery, horrogram and lots more, here in a world that blends reality and illusion. 

    Distance from Hotel: 300 m 4 mins 4 mins 2 mins
  • Princes Street

    Get to the best of upmarket shopping in the city centre right here with Harvey Nichols, Jenners and House of Fraser, not forgetting the regular favourites, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Gap and Debenhams and many other specialty stores.

    Distance from Hotel: 600 m 7 mins 6 mins 3 mins
  • Harvey Nichols

    The only Harvey Nichols in Scotland is full of luxurious treats that you won’t want to miss.

    Distance from Hotel: 650 m 9 mins 9 mins 4 mins
  • George Street

     A place where you will find exclusive shops sitting alongside high street favourites.

    Distance from Hotel: 850 m 10 mins 8 mins 4 mins
  • Royal Mile

    For perfect souvenirs, top quality cashmere, whisky and delicious handmade fudge, the Royal Mile offers a unique shopping experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

    Distance from Hotel: 450 m 5 mins 5 mins 3 mins
  • Grassmarket

    A great place for unusual finds such as vintage clothes, contemporary jewellery and rare books.

    Distance from Hotel: 500 m 6 mins 6 mins 4 mins
  • Stockbridge

    Popular spots like Stockbridge, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the West End are home to many unique shops and tearooms, perfect even for just wandering along the streets. 

    Distance from Hotel: 1.7 km 19 mins 15 mins 5 mins
  • Bruntsfield

    Popular spots like Stockbridge, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the West End are home to many unique shops and tearooms, perfect even for just wandering along the streets. 

    Distance from Hotel: 1.8 km 22 mins 19 mins 7 mins
  • Morningside

    Popular spots like Stockbridge, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the West End are home to many unique shops and tearooms, perfect even for just wandering along the streets. 

    Distance from Hotel: 2.8 km 36 mins 20 mins 11 mins
  • West End

    Popular spots like Stockbridge, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the West End are home to many unique shops and tearooms, perfect even for just wandering along the streets.  

    Distance from Hotel: 1.1 km 13 mins 8 mins 4 mins
  • Arthur’s Seat

    No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a trip to the main peak of the hills that form most of Holyrood Park, hailed for its magnitude and excellent panoramic views of the city. 

    Distance from Hotel: 3.2 km 44 mins 40 mins 16 mins
  • Balmoral Castle

    Add this wonderful venue to your itinerary, where the ranger takes you through the walks and safaris to experience the Scottish wildlife.

    Distance from Hotel: 165 km 34 h 5 h 38 mins 2 h 33 mins
  • Edinburgh Zoo

    Come meet the first pandas to arrive in the UK from China after 17 years, in 2011, and visit the new Meerkat plaza or experience the zoo in the night. Read more

    Distance from Hotel: 5.1 km 1 h 2 mins 18 mins 15 mins
  • Edinburgh Castle

    At one point home to many Scottish monarchs, and at another, a military base, this is the place where battles were fought and upon which the history of Scotland was moulded. Read more

    Distance from Hotel: 500 m 10 mins 10 mins 2 mins
  • Royal Mile

    Travel along the Royal Mile (1.81 km long), the busiest street in the Old Town of Edinburgh, where you will find the Edinburgh Castle, Castle Hill, The Lawn market, Parliament Square, The High Street, The Canongate, Holyrood and more.

    Distance from Hotel: 50 m 1 mins 1 mins 1 mins
  • St Giles Cathedral

    Standing on the Royal Mile between the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Mother Church of Presbyterianism is the place where you’ll find the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle.

    Distance from Hotel: 110 m 2 mins 2 mins 1 mins
  • National Galleries of Scotland

     Comprising three galleries, here you will find some of the world’s finest collections of Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to modern art.

    Distance from Hotel: 320 m 5 mins 3 mins 1 mins
  • National Museum of Scotland

     Home to the popular cloned mammal “Dolly the sheep”, here you get to explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history.

    Distance from Hotel: 500 m 6 mins 6 mins 2 mins
  • Princes Street Gardens

    Sitting in the centre of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, here you’ll find a diverse and fascinating collection of public monuments dated as far back as the 1840s.

    Distance from Hotel: 550 m 7 mins 7 mins 2 mins
  • Scotch Whisky Experience Heritage Centre

    Enjoy a sensational journey in a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery and emerge an expert in Scotch whisky!

    Distance from Hotel: 290 m 4 mins 4 mins 2 mins