The West End Hotel
35 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh EH12 5AU
Tel: 0131 225 3656
Fax: 0131 225 4393
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We at the West End Hotel want your stay with us to be unforgettable, so we have put together a list of attractions you should see while you’re in our breathtaking city. Simply click on the attraction title for specific information on admission fees, opening times etc.
Edinburgh’s world famous skyline, dominated by the historic Edinburgh Castle.
The official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen and set against the stunning backdrop of Arthurs Seat – visit the home of the likes of Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonny Prince Charlie.
Discover the unique story of our Planet Earth, past, present and future in this unique attraction right in the city centre.
Learn about Edinburgh on the famous, historic street linking Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyrood with attractions & activities such as Mary Kings Close and Edinburgh Dungeon (just off the Royal Mile) on the way…
Her Majesty The Queen’s most unique residence is now a 5 * visitor attraction in Edinburgh.
Close by the West End Hotel, simply have a tour of the home of Scottish rugby or experience the roar of the crowd at a sporting or non-sporting event!
Open 365 days per year, Scotland’s largest wildlife attraction not only has an array of exotic and fascinating animals, but is also committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, conservation and environmental education.
The gardens offer a fantastic opportunity to view both exotic and native plants, along with the stunning glasshouses and visual art exhibitions within Inverleith House.
Designed by Enric Miralles and drawing inspiration from Charles Rennie MacIntosh’s paintings, visit Scotland’s parliament – set against the backdrop of Holyrood Park, Arthur Seat and the famous Crags.
Festivals - Edinburgh is THE Festival City!
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh International Jazz Festival
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh Children’s Festival
Edinburgh Science Festival and more…
With six National Museums to visit – every interest is catered for! The new gallery at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street offers an insight into the changing nation of Scotland through its ordinary people.
The National Galleries Scottish and International collections, housed in five galleries across the city offer opportunities to view some of the best art in the world.
Billed as Scotland’s Shark Capital, Deep Sea World based at South Queensferry is a year round visitor attractions with regular planned activities for young and old.
Numerous golf courses - including the world famous Muirfield, skiing, rugby & football grounds and spectacular walks around the Pentland Hills to name but a few…
Guided City Walking Tours; August-October
Take a blue badge guided walking tour of Edinburgh – ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. ‘Aristocrats & Rogues’. ‘Artists & Architecture’. ‘Treasure Island & All That’.
Here is a list of tours we recommend you try and fit in while you’re with us:
- Mercat Tours of Edinburgh provides the best Ghost and History tours in Scotland.
- Lothian Bus Tours
The best way to see the city…
- Heart of Scotland Tours
One day highland minicoach tours to Loch Ness, Rosslyn Chapel, St Andrews and much more!
If you are wanting to book any of these tours why not ask us to do it for you!!