Immerse yourself in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the beauty of Scotland’s capital city
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and is the country’s most famous and historic city with its popular landmarks and tourist attractions. A fortress overlooking the city is Edinburgh Castle – an iconic and royal historical site dating back to the 12th century. This castle sits atop an inactive volcano, and has been the scene of Scotland’s most historic battles, the muse for some of the world’s best literature, and easily one of the most photographed and iconic castles in the UK. Many historical conflicts took place at the site of the castle from the 14th-century wars of Scottish Independence to the Jacobite Rising in 1745.
Because it has been such an important part in the history of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the UK and a definite must-see attraction for anyone staying in Edinburgh. Choose to stay in luxury serviced apartments during your time in the city, and stay at Fraser Suites, one of the closest hotels near Edinburgh Castle.
Step back in time
Towering above the Scottish capital at the top end of the Royal Mile, the castle offers a step back into 16th-century charm. Owned by the British Government but looked after by Historic Scotland, the castle has many museums and areas you can explore. From the oldest building in Edinburgh within the grounds, St Margaret’s Chapel, to the breath-taking 16th century Great Hall, the castle also includes the Scottish National War Memorial and National War Museum of Scotland.
You can visit the great hall and royal palace. Take a look at one of the most important artefacts of Scotland’s history, The Stone of Destiny and crown jewels, or visit the fascinating museum. Whilst at the castle, take the time to appreciate and take in the magnificent views across the city outwards to the North Sea.
While visiting the castle, be sure to take the time to have afternoon tea, and stop at the Queen Anne Tearoom. You can enjoy a variety of teas, juices, and pastries to reboot for the rest of the day. The Redcoat Café is also available all day with a variety of meals or snacks to keep you from feeling peckish. There are also two gift shops so you can pick up some Scottish souvenirs to remember your fantastic day at this amazing castle.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
If you are lucky enough to visit in August, make sure you book seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in the shadow of this mighty fortress. This much acclaimed annual event is one of the most popular performances in Scotland, drawing in crowds from around the world and guaranteed to be the highlight of your stay in Edinburgh. The castle is also involved in ceremonial events and acts as a backdrop to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival during the summer months.
Why stay with us
Fraser Suites Edinburgh is located on St Giles Street and is one of the most easily accessible hotels near to Edinburgh Castle. Situated just off the main crossroads of Royal Mile, our serviced accommodation is the ideal location for visiting Edinburgh Castle and all the attractions in the Scottish capital. The castle is a stone’s throw from our residences and a short stroll will bring you to the entrance - you might even catch a glimpse of the castle from some of the rooms in Fraser Suites.
Located in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh we are ideally situated, so if you are looking to indulge in modern luxury in the midst of one of the most famous attractions in Scotland, choose our hotel near Edinburgh Castle. If you are looking for a way to really immerse yourself in the beautiful views of the ancient and historic castle, stay in our Prince’s Suite, which offers panoramic views of the castle as well as New Town. It has all the amenities of modern life with hints of Old Town Edinburgh with our stained glass windows and classic designer furniture. There are other bespoke suites available like our Observatory and Courant Suites.
Start your day with Fraser Suites
We offer classic suites and apartments to suit your needs for your stay in this beautiful and remarkable city. If you are staying with us for a few days or longer, our luxury serviced apartments come equipped with all the comforts of home while away. Contemporary and stylish suites feature a fully-stocked kitchenette so you can make meals of your own in the comfort of your serviced room. Since we are located in the middle of Old Town and Princes Street, you will have access to the finest shops, bakeries, and markets so you can get some of the finest Scottish ingredients and prepare a hearty meal. Or, if you want to get a jump start on your morning but don’t feel like cooking, stop by our Broadsheet Bistro and grab a filling Scottish breakfast or a nice hot cup of delicious coffee. It’s also open for lunch so you can grab a quick meal or hot beverage to refresh those mid-day travel slumps.
We know it can be stressful to be away from home or the office while on holiday, therefore we provide complimentary high-speed internet access and Wi-Fi to our guests throughout the building allowing you to call into a Skype meeting or catch up on emails, anywhere within the building.
Our world-class reception and concierge services are available 24 hours a day, so if you need assistance with directions, activities, or dining options; we will take care of the small details so that you can enjoy your stay in the most historic and beautiful area of Edinburgh without worry.
Whatever your reason for visiting Edinburgh be it leisure or business our guests return time after time to Fraser Suites. Our TripAdvisor® accreditation and excellent reviews make us one of the best hotels near Edinburgh Castle. Make your reservation now – we look forward to welcoming you to stay with us.