The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is an exciting city explore, from its Fringe Festival in summer to the iconic Edinburgh Castle – a hub of many iconic events throughout the year and home to rich Scottish heritage.

Wander the city by foot, discover the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, experience the Edinburgh Dungeon, or embark on a Seafari Adventure – browse our city guide for more Edinburgh attractions.

See what else Edinburgh has to offer and book a romantic city break.

Exploring beyond Edinburgh

If you’re planning on exploring more of Scotland, there are lots of great attractions within easy reach of our hotel in Edinburgh. Here are some of our favourite things to do just a short drive or train journey from the Scottish capital.

  • Visiting Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Transport Museum and the People’s Palace in Glasgow
  • Seeing a show at His Majesty’s Theatre or Cowdray Hall in Aberdeen
  • Browsing the exhibits at the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange, just a short drive from the city centre
  • Exploring the Pentland Hills Regional Park
  • Playing a round of golf at St Andrews Links

Travelling to and from Edinburgh

Whether you’re travelling onward to other places in Scotland or returning home after an action-packed weekend in the city, it’s easy to get in and out of Edinburgh from our conveniently located hotel. Jurys Inn Edinburgh is two minutes away from Waverley Station on foot or a 30 minute bus ride from Edinburgh Airport, perfect no matter where you’re going next.

To help plan your onward journey, we’ve put together a handy snapshot of travel times to some of the most popular destinations from Edinburgh.

Glasgow: one hour 10 minutes by car or 50 minutes by train

Aberdeen: two hours 35 minutes by car or two hours 20 minutes by train

Inverness: three hours 15 minutes by car or three hours 40 minutes by train

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: two hours 20 minutes by car or one hour 20 minutes by train

London: seven hours by car, four hours 45 minutes by train or one hour 15 minutes by plane

Our team look forward to welcoming you at our hotel in Edinburgh very soon.

Staff Recommends

Best Bar: A boutique hotel with a variety of internationally themed luxury bars, Le Monde (George St) is Edinburgh's venue of choice for the discerning party-goer.

Best Scottish RestaurantStac Polly provides the ultimate Scottish food experience. Boasting a central location and a range of inventive takes on traditional dishes – such as haggis in filo parcels – this eatery fuses highland charm with modern cuisine.

Best Kept Secret: One mile from Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat is a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape in the city centre. The views from the 251-metre peak over Edinburgh are truly spectacular.

Learn more about booking a city break in Edinburgh.

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