Edinburgh is Scotland’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city. Narrow medieval Old Town lanes, intertwine with stunning architecture in the Georgian New Town. The impressive structure of Edinburgh Castle, majestically sits overlooking the city and beyond the urban limits, wild mountainscape stretches as far as the eye can see. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh bursts with cultural experiences and regularly hosts lively arts and music festivals.
Why Stay At Edinburgh City West?
Being situated only 1.5 miles from the busy city centre, 5 miles from the airport and 2 miles from the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, the Edinburgh City West Hotel is the perfect place to stay and enjoy all Edinburgh has to offer. Don’t worry about parking as you can leave your car in the hotel’s complimentary car park. Other attractions within easy reach are the Edinburgh Zoo, Murrayfield Stadium, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Gallery of Modern Art.
All the rooms and suites in the hotel have amazing views of either the city or the rolling Pentland Hills. Rooms are double glazed, come with air conditioning and have access to free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers delicious meals in our restaurant. You can also order snacks in the hotel lounge or take advantage of the 24-hour room service if you get peckish after a night out! An added bonus for families is that kids stay and eat for free – great to save some extra cash.
Edinburgh City Attractions
With so many things to see and do to suit all budgets, Edinburgh is an exciting place to visit for all ages. Take time to visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle which is perched on an extinct volcano and offers jaw-dropping views of the city. Set amongst beautiful parkland, you can admire 1000s of wild animals at the Edinburgh Zoo including pandas, koalas, flamingos and chimpanzees.
Uncover some of Edinburgh’s hidden secrets with a tour of the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Real Mary King’s Close. A warren of narrow streets still exist under today’s city, where people used to live hundreds of years ago! Learn about some of Edinburgh’s grisly past at the Edinburgh Dungeon. Here actors will lead you through tales of cannibalism, murder and the secrets of the ‘Green Lady’.
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Edinburgh in August, you can buy tickets for the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals. The Fringe festival is the biggest arts and entertainment festival in the world and spans over three weeks. The International Festival showcases the best performers from the world of opera, music and theatre.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo event also takes place in August, offering thrilling dance, music and theatre displays. For a new year you won’t forget, visit Edinburgh for their Hogmanay celebrations from 30th December to 2nd January. This lively celebration includes a street party, a huge musical concert and plenty of raucous revellers.