Hotels in Edinburgh
Norton House Hotel & Spa Edinburgh
Norton House Hotel Ingliston Edinburgh is a fabulous country house set in stunning grounds. Built in 1840, Norton House Hotel & Spa in Ingliston Edinburgh was always intended as a traditional country retreat, removed from the bustle of the city.
There is plenty to see and do in Edinburgh. This county has it all, a selection of top visitors attractions as well as spectacular gardens.
Things to do around Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Today the castle continues to attract visitors to its rocky perch.Edinburgh’s Castle rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years.
Palace of Holyrood House
Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Situated at the end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past, including Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland.
Royal Yacht Britannia
This magnificent ship has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Now in Edinburgh you are welcome on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences.
House of Binns
The House of the Binns stands as a living monument to one of Scotland’s oldest families, the Dalyells, who have lived here since 1612. The family home of the Dalyell family for nearly 400 years. The house was gifted to the NTS in 1944, along with the Parkland, contents and an endowment, under the Country House Scheme by Eleanor Dalyell, who retained the right of the family to live in the house.
Arthur's Seat is one of the seven hills of Edinburgh and looming over the city which offer many different walks for everyone. Without question the best views are to the west over looking Edinburgh Castle, Old Town and the New Town. On a good day, the Ochil Hills beyond the Forth Road Bridge and the Firth of Forth can be clearly seen.
Linthgow Loch & Palace Kirkgate
The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace’s grand façades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace. The magnificent courtyard fountain has been carefully restored and is now on view to visitors. The loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the extensive wildfowl population.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Refresh your senses and explore the riches of the green kingdom at one of the world's finest botanic gardens. Journey through warmer climes in the Glasshouses or discover contemporary art at Inverleith House... there's something for everyone!
Traquair House Innerleithen
Dating back to 1107, Traquair was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. Later a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Built against the stunning backdrop of a sheer quarry rock face amongst the rolling hills of Ratho, this truly awe-inspiring centre was the vision of architect David Taylor and keen climbers, Duncan McCallum and Rab Anderson. Their vision was realised in this magnificent building with keen attention to detail and in-keeping with the natural world outside.
Glentress and Innerleithen in the Tweed Valley have a massive reputation for some of the best mountain biking in the UK and beyond.Glentress is probably the best biking centre in Britain, with brilliant trails of all grades, a top-notch cafe, a bike shop with bike hire, changing and showering facilities, and a great atmosphere.