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Things To Do In Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Best Attractions And Places To Visit

Overlooking one of the loveliest private gardens in Edinburgh, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is positioned perfectly: just close enough to take advantage of the city’s historic attractions, art, and culture, yet just far enough from the well-trodden tourist track. Like the hotel itself, its location—the New Town—has a chic, cosmopolitan vibe, with buzzy new cocktail bars, vibrant restaurants, and great shopping. Yet wherever you roam, you’ll still be able to soak in views of the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town on the hillside above. It’s a visual reminder that Edinburgh is a true study in contrasts: a city where a storied past collides with an energetic present, and a city where you’ll never tire of things to do.

City Centre

Elegant Georgian streets, a rich cultural heritage, views of the Castle, and contemporary shopping and dining collide in the historic heart of Edinburgh.

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Charlotte Square city centre

Waverley Station

Jaunt off to London, Glasgow, and beyond at this 25-acre train station, which enjoys a central location in the middle of town.

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Kimpton Charlotte Square waverly station

Royal Mile

The Old Town’s pulsing thoroughfare, which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace, is home to a host of must-see sights.

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Kimpton Charlotte Square royal mile

Old Town

Follow in the footsteps of kings and queens in this picturesque historic district, marked by cobblestoned streets, centuries-old architecture, and Edinburgh’s famous castle.

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Kimpton Charlotte Square old town