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Neighbourhood Guide

Here are the most important destinations and things to do around Edinburgh. It all starts HERE.

Very walkable

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's most iconic landmarks and a must-see if you’re looking to explore Edinburgh's rich history.

13 mins walk from Point A
The Old Town

Edinburgh’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with ancient architecture, unique shops, pubs, and popular restaurants.

18 mins walk from Point A
The Royal Mile

Travel back in time down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. A collection of streets and alleys that connect Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood.

14 mins walk from Point A
Princes Street

Princes Street is home to a range of boutique shops, restaurants and bars, plus the beautiful Princes Street Gardens to relax in.

16 mins walk from Point A
Haymarket Station

Haymarket Station is conveniently located near the West End's top attractions, offering various transport links to get you moving quickly around Edinburgh.

6 mins walk from Point A
The Grassmarket

Edinburgh's Grassmarket is renowned for its independent shops, restaurants and lively nightlife- alongside its dark & fascinating history.

12 mins walk from Point A

Must See & Do

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Parking near Point A

At Thistle Parking on Semple Street, EH3 8BL our guests pay a discounted rate of £11/24hrs. Hotel reception will stamp your ticket to enable a discount. NB: The car park is staffed 7am – midnight, with no access when they are closed.

5 mins walk
National Museum of Scotland

A wonderful space, free to visit, full of fascinating artefacts, cafe, and top tip - a great view from the roof.

13 mins from Point A
Calton Hill

A short walk from the far end of Prince's Street lies Calton Hill with unforgettable views over bonny Edinburgh.

21 mins from Point A
Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat

Site of a dormant volcano, this park winds it's way up to Arthur's Seat. Wild and green spaces make you feel like you've stepped back in time. Bring a picnic!

15 mins from Point A
Scottish Gallery of Modern Art

Exciting exhibitions and sculptures around the magnificent grounds make this gallery a must. Walk there along the Water of Leith if the weather is fine.

13 mins from Point A
Ghost and History Tours

These tours are full of fascinating stories and you can opt for exploring grave yards or the tunnels under the city.

10 mins from Point A
Whisky Tasting Tours

Learn and taste all the various types of Scottish whisky, guided by pros. Here are five of the best to suit your taste.

All within 20 mins from Point A
Scottish Parliament

An architectural masterpiece designed by Enric Miralles, the building frames the landscape and acts as a home for the Scottish government. Worth a visit.

30 mins from Point A

Local Partners ❤️

Sign up to a free A-list membership and enjoy these local discounts. Our front desk will give you a member sticker for your key card wallet!

Cheeky perks

Edinburgh Gin Distillery

Gin tour and tasting - 20% off for members!

8 mins walk from Point A
Froth & Flame

Pizza Power, the best pizza's in town - 15% off total bill for members.

2 mins from Point A

20% off all haircuts and beard trims for A List dudes.

2 mins walk from point A
Pure Spa and Beauty

Sentational spa's and treatments! - 25% off total bill, book online (full price) and redeem discount in store.

5 mins walk from Point A
Maki & Ramen

Tasty Japanese cuisine with great restaurants across Edinburgh. A Listers get 15% off their total bill.

6 mins walk from Point A

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