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THINGS TO DO IN EDINBURGH

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A stay at any of our Edinburgh Budget Hostels gives you 4 star luxury hostel accommodation placed perfectly to explore our beautiful historic city during the day as well as being the best place to be to enjoy all the entertainment that our famous bars and clubs have to offer through the wee hours.

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Distance from hostel: 5 mins walking

    Scotland’s favourite visitor attraction is situated at the top of the Royal Mile on top of Castle Rock, an extinct volcano and has unparalleled views of the city. Marvel at Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. Visit Mons Meg, the world’s oldest cannon and listen to the One O’Clock being fired from the ramparts.

    www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/
  • Grassmarket

    Distance from hostel: 0 mins (hostel located in Grassmarket)

    Once a medieval market place and site for public executions, the Grassmarket area is now a vibrant meeting place bursting with lively drinking spots and eclectic shops, loved by students, tourists and professionals alike. As with all of Edinburgh, be sure to look up to appreciate the medieval architecture and stunning views of the castle.

    www.edinburgh.org/about/about-edinburgh/areas/royal-mile-grassmarket
  • Edinburgh Zoo

    Distance from hostel: 10mins by bus

    Home to over 1,000 rare and wonderful animals. Highlights include the UK’s only koalas, the cheeky chimpanzees in Budongo Trail, a family of meerkats and of course, giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang! With daily talks, animal presentations and free hilltop safari there is lots to enjoy!

    www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/
  • Scott Monument

    Distance from hostel: 10 mins walking

    The largest monument to a writer in the world and commemorates the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. Climb the 287 steps to the top and enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside.

    www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/Scott-Monument.aspx
  • Holyrood Palace

    Distance from hostel: 10 mins walk

    The official residence in Scotland of The Queen and learn more about the Royal Family and the palace’s legendary former inhabitants. Visit the Royal Apartments and Throne Room as well as Mary Queen of Scot’s Chambers.

    www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/palace-of-holyroodhouse
  • Museum of Scotland

    Distance from hostel: 4 min walk

    Newly refurbished this is the place to go to learn about Scottish history, science and technology, art and design and world cultures. Interactive displays and games will keep the youngest explorers amused for hours.

    www.nms.ac.uk/
  • Greyfriars Bobby

    Distance from hostel: 4 min walk

    Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872

    www.greyfriarsbobby.co.uk/

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