Edinburgh Guide

Proud to be the Athens of the North, Edinburgh holds many international accolades and is very popular with tourists around the world. The capital of Scotland, it is also the seat of the Scottish Parliament and has a bustling population of nearly 500,000. Visiting Edinburgh gives you the opportunity to create memories you’ll never forget and the chance to enjoy a truly cosmopolitan city.

Edinburgh is split into two distinct halves, both of which are recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both the Old Town and New Town have their own character and the city is home to over 4,500 listed buildings. As you explore Edinburgh fascinating sights will surround you and you’ll find it difficult to put your camera down.

There are so many places to visit in Edinburgh and you are truly spoilt for choice. From the towering Castle to Edinburgh Zoo, home to that world famous pair of Chinese pandas. Edinburgh is also the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature and is perhaps most famous for its annual Festival. The Edinburgh Festival sees 500,000 visitors arrive in the city from around the world and is part of the reason Edinburgh is the second most visited place in the whole of the UK.

The Dunstane is perfectly placed for visiting Edinburgh as well as attractions further afield. We are just a short walk from Murrayfield, the home of Scottish rugby, and not far from the city centre where you can enjoy the National Museums and Galleries of Scotland, or the Royal Yacht Britannia at Ocean Terminal in Leith.

The Dunstane is also just six miles from Edinburgh International Airport, so you can comfortably settle into your room within minutes of arriving by air. The train stations of Haymarket and Waverley are also close by.

Our guide to Edinburgh will convince you how wonderful the city is and give you some ideas of what to do when you arrive.