Affordable and modern, this hotel sits alongside the Royal Britannica and Ocean Terminal’s dining, shopping, cinemas, play areas and day spa. Resting in Edinburgh’s old port and charming Leith, this area offers visitors a lively hub of galleries, boutiques and vibrant restaurants, bistros, bars and pubs. The hotels’ tastefully furnished rooms are comfortable and onsite guests will also find the breakfast room’s scrumptious buffet to start the day and a relaxing cafe-bar. Regular buses to the city centre depart from your doorstep.
Why we recommend the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront
- Near shops, bars and restaurants
- Affordable and modern accommodation
- Comfortable rooms
- Close to boutiques and galleries
- Onsite cafe-bar
Attractions near the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront
The Royal Yacht Britannica
Sitting alongside the shores of the Firth of Forth, in Edinburgh’s pretty old port area of Leith, the now retired Royal Yacht Britannica is one of the United Kingdom’s top tourist attractions. Step aboard and discover what life was like for the Royals who sailed round the world on this impressive floating Royal residence.
The audio tour leads you through the State Apartments and Royal bedrooms, as well as the shiny engine room and below the decks. You might want to finish your visit with an indulgent afternoon tea in the Royal Deck Tea Room, where the Royal family would have sat and enjoyed the ocean view.
St Giles Cathedral
Take some time out of the hustle and bustle of the city for quiet reflection by immersing yourself in Scottish history at St Giles Cathedral. Named after the patron saint of beggars and cripples, the austere cathedral dominates Edinburgh's High Street and is the premier place of worship for the Church of Scotland. Admire the cathedral's magnificent crown spire, before wandering inside to enjoy the decorative stained-glass windows.
At the southeast corner of the Cathedral you can find Thistle Chapel, built in 1911 and dedicated to the Knights of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle. The small chapel contains elaborately carved stalls for each of the 16 knights and decorative sculptures including a bagpipe-playing angel.
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