Welcome to Edinburgh City Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh city centre

Take a Edinburgh City Tour
A tour of Edinburgh is a fabulous way to explore this exciting city. And there's no better way to find out about Edinburgh's majestic and inspiring history than by an open top bus tour. Another excellent way to get around Edinburgh is by bike or cycle. For bike hire in the city, Scotland Bikes fulfils all your needs, runs Edinburgh cycle tours, and is a source of great city touring ideas on wheels

Shopping in Edinburgh
Edinburgh offers a shopping experience like no other. Whatever your mood and whatever you're looking for, the City has something to suit. From the High Street favourites of Princes Street to the funky boutiques of the New Town and West End, you'll be spoilt for choice

Highlights are:
Princes Street - There cannot be many Cities in the world where the foremost shopping street has an uninterrupted view of an historic, medieval castle due to retail outlets being built along one side of the street. But that is Edinburgh's Princes Street
Leith - This old port of Edinburgh lies on shore of the Firth of Forth and offers a vibrant place to visit. Ocean Terminal offers a great range of high street shops
George Street - For the most glamorous and stylish stores available in the UK head to George Street. With its range of top designers and brands George Street and St Andrews Square offers shoppers a full range of retailers 
Thistle Street - a hidden gem! Its home to some of the finest boutiques in the City 
Grassmarket - sitting behind the Castle, its historic cobbled streets are packed with Scottish designers and independent shops selling unique gifts, fantastic fashion, speciality food and antique books
Stockbridge - feels like a village within the City. It has a great mixture of jewellers, galleries, boutiques and second hand shops

Some other shopping 'must visits' 
Waverley Mall Shopping Centre - www.waverleymall.com
Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre - www.oceanterminal.com
Multress Walk - www.multreewalk.co.uk

Take a Historic Walk and Ghost Tour 
It's no secret that Edinburgh is known for being one of the most haunted places in the UK. There are various ghost tours arranged in Edinburgh, Mercat ToursAuld Reekie Toursthe Real Mary Kings CloseThe Cadies and Witchery ToursCity of the Dead Tours

Edinburgh Theatres
Edinburgh is home to many great theatres showcasing everything from famous household names in big budget productions to home grown talent in dazzling smaller productions

Each year the City holds the internationally famous Edinburgh Festival & the Fringe Festival, this is when the City’s theatre and arts scene goes into overdrive with the best in unsigned local talent and international talent descending on Edinburgh to entertain and excite visitors and residents alike

Edinburgh Nightlife 
From live music, to comedy, clubs, traditional pubs, top end bars, theatre and late, late eating options, it is all here in abundance. Check out what Edinburgh has to offer

Edinburgh is right at the heart of world culture during the annual Edinburgh International Festival and the flurry of festivals that surround it. Tickets to these and many other cultural events throughout the year are available from The Hub, Castlehill Tel: (0131) 473 2000; www.hubtickets.co.uk. The Fringe box office is at 180 High Street Tel: (0131) 226 0026;www.edfringe.com, while the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has its own ticket office at 32 Market Street Tel: (0131) 225 1188; www.edintattoo.co.uk. A good general online source of information (www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk) also provides information on cultural events in the City

BT Murrayfield Stadium, home to the UK Six Nation Rugby Internationals, is situated in the Corstorphine district of Edinburgh, only 3 miles from the city centre and the hotel

Murrayfield has been the home of Scottish rugby since it first opened in 1925 and it was continually developed over the course of the next sixty years until it reached its present status as the largest and most impressive stadium in Scotland. It provides state-of-the-art facilities for some 67,500 fans although this is some way short of the stadium record set in 1975 when 104,000 watched Scotland defeat Wales in a Five Nations match. (Now the RBS Six Nations Championships)

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More about Murrayfield, and forthcoming events