Out and About
The West End Hotel is centrally located in Edinburgh, making it a great hub for visiting all that the city has to offer. Edinburgh has a rich connection to the past and its many historic buildings include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the beautiful churches of Greyfriars, St Giles and St Mary’s. The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival, which is now the biggest annual international arts festival in the world. The city’s historical and cultural attractions, together with an annual calendar of events have made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom.
Local Attractions recommended by The West End Hotel:
Edinburgh’s most famous attraction, sits high on the remains of an extinct volcano overlooking the city. A must see!
The Royal Mile
Learn about Edinburgh on the famous, historic street linking the castle with the Palace of Holyrood. Attractions along the way include Mary King’s Close and Edinburgh Dungeon!
The Palace of Holyrood
Her Majesty the Queen’s official Scottish residence, situated at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, also known as the home of Mary Queen of Scots. The palace sits at the foot of Arthur’s Seat and is surrounded by the hilly green of Holyrood Park.
Museum of Scotland
The museum covers the entire story of Scotland, its land, people and culture. Some exhibits are millions of years old and others, less than a decade.
Royal Yacht Britannia
Get a taste of what royal life at sea was like when you board this majestic vessel. This ship has played host to many famous people and is a former floating residence of Her Majesty the Queen.
Getting Around Recommendations
Whether you decide to book a short local tour, an all day or overnight tour to various Scottish destinations or perhaps decide to explore further afield by yourself, at the West End Hotel we have secured preferential rates with our most trusted suppliers. These include Capital Cars Taxis, Sixt Car Hire & Gray Line Tours. Please book at reception to receive your discounted rates.