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Serviced Apartments in Edinburgh

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

Fraser Suites Edinburgh is well-appointed as the Edinburgh Castle hotel or Holyrood hotel due to its proximity to the many celebrated attractions that are easily accessible within minutes.  Sitting along St Giles street, the city’s rich cultural heritage remains thick in the air amidst the abundance of trendy restaurants, boutiques and cafes around. Your sight-seeing tour starts from the doorstep of the residence where views stretch across Princes Street Gardens to the Firth of Forth and beyond.  

  • Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity

    • Tesco Express, Waverley Bridge (10 minutes by foot)
    • Sainsbury’s Local, Nicolson Street (10 minute by foot)
    • Princes Mall Shopping Centre, Princes Street (5 minutes by foot)
    • Starbucks Café, Royal Mile (5 minutes by foot)
    • Accident and Emergency, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary – Little France (15 minutes by car)
  • Nearest Transportation

    • Edinburgh Waverley Station, 5-minute walk from the property connects to all major destinations in Scotland and London.

  • Getting to Fraser Suites Edinburgh

    From Airport

    Edinburgh Airport is conveniently located just 14km (9miles) outside the city centre. Here are the directions for getting to the property by car:

    • Start at Eastfield Road. Go straight through roundabout and leave on 3rd exit, Eastfield Road;
    • Straight through next roundabout. Head straight onto Glasgow Road A8; Enter Grogar Roundabout A8 and take left into Maybury Road A7902;
    • Head towards Queensferry Road A90;
    • Take left into Randolph Crescent then left into Great Stuart Street;
    • Turn right into Ainslie Place and head onto St Colme Street then onto Albyn Place. Leaving Albyn Place, head for Queens Street;
    • Turn right into Hanover Street;
    • Head towards the Mound, going straight at the roundabout at the bottom of Hanover Street which takes you into North Bank Street; and then
    • Turn left into St Giles Street.

    For driving via the M8 motorway direct into the city centre, directions are as follows:

    • From Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Princes Street;
    • Start at Eastfield Road. Go straight through roundabout and leave on 3rd exit, Eastfield Road;
    • Head southwest on West Register Street;
    • Turn left at St Andrew Street;
    • Turn right at Princes Street;
    • Turn left at Waverley Bridge;
    • At roundabout take Market Street;
    • Turn left at The News Steps; and then
    • Turn left at St Giles Street.

    From Edinburgh Waverley Train Station:

    • Exit Station on to Waverley Bridge and turn left;
    • At roundabout, take Market Street;
    • Turn left at The News Steps; and then
    • Turn left at St Giles Street.
  • About Edinburgh

    The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the most populous cities in Scotland and second to London as a financial centre and a tourist destination.  Home to the head offices of many Scottish companies, the “European Best Large City of the Future” nominated by trade authorities is not just rich in associations with the country’s past and the present.

    As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh hails in both cultural heritage and literary heritage.  In the day, the historical and cultural attractions and events throughout the year promise one with lots of things to do and places to explore.  And when night falls, the place remains alive with contemporary pubs and bars and dining’s options that will tease any taste bud.  

    From stunning skyline and beautiful shoreline, to up-market shopping, festivals and exciting fireworks, Edinburgh is an ultimate appeal to all travellers, who visit this part of the world for different reasons.

  • Essential facts of Edinburgh

    Language

    English is the main language spoken in Scotland and in Edinburgh.  To fit in with the locals, you might like to learn some real Edinburghdonian words such as aye (yes) and ken (know).

    Time Difference

    Western European Time Zone, (UTC+00:00)
    Greenwich Mean Time Zone, (UTC+00:00)

    Visa

    Visit the UK Visas and Immigration Service website at https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration for information on visas for tourists, work, study, and other related information or useful contacts.

    Currency

    Scotland’s currency is the British Pound Sterling (GBP), which is used throughout UK.

    VAT

    The standard VAT rate is 20%.

    Gratuity

    • Tipping is not required in the UK. All staff in the UK, must by law, be paid at least the National Minimum Wage whether they receive tips or not.
    • There are no hard and fast rules for tipping in Scotland. If you are happy with the service, a 10-15% tip is customary, particularly in a restaurant or café with table service. Tipping in bars is not expected and for taxi fares, it is usual to round up to the nearest pound (£).

    Business Hours

    Banks, hours may vary but generally:
    Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 to 17:00 hours
    Saturdays, 09:00 to 15:00 hours

    Offices, mostly:
    Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 to 17:00 hours

    Shops, may vary but generally:
    Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 to 18:00 hours
    Thursdays, 09:00 to 20:00 hours
    Saturdays and Sundays, 09:00 to 18:00 hours

    Health

    EU citizens are entitled to free or reduced cost medical treatment at National Health Service hospitals. With the exception of accident and emergency treatment, all non-EU members will be charged for medical treatment and must be covered with adequate health insurance when travelling.

    Vaccinations

    No vaccinations are required prior to visiting Scotland.

    Telephone

    The UK country code is 44.  Edinburgh landlines start with a 131 area code, followed by a 7 digit number.  To call abroad, dial 00 before the area code.  Cost of calls will vary depending on area and device.

    Electricity

    The standard voltage in Scotland is 240V AC, 50Hz.

    Public Holidays

    Public holidays in Edinburgh include:
    -New Year's Day, 2nd January
    -Good Friday: varies
    -Easter Monday: varies
    -May Day: 1st Monday of May
    -Victoria Day, last Monday of May before or on 24th
    -Summer Holiday, 1st Monday in August
    -Autumn Holiday, 3rd Monday in September
    -Christmas Day: 25th December
    -Boxing Day: 26th December