Perfectly central, this modern hotel stands among the bustling high street shopping of Princes Street, opposite Scott Monument, and boasts enviable views of Edinburgh Castle. Simple yet contemporary rooms are tastefully furnished and feature bay windows, with some treating guests to a view overlooking the castle, while the suites reward further with a private balcony. Guests can indulge in a scrumptious traditional meal while soaking in the castle views at the dining room and enjoy a nip of Scotch whisky at the bar.
Why we recommend the Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street
- Convenient Princes Street location
- Close to shops and major attractions
- Near Edinburgh Waverly train station
- Modern restaurant with city views
- Rooms with Edinburgh Castle views
Attractions near the Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street
Princes Street Gardens
On the doorstep of the hotel is Princes Street Gardens, a historic park and woodland area dominated by the dramatic backdrop of Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle. Take a relaxing evening stroll around the park's walking trails to escape the buzz of city life. You might want to stop to smell the teeming roses and admire the abundant greenery, as well as the attractive landmarks of Scott Monument and the ornate Ross Fountain.
During the winter months, part of the park transforms into Edinburgh's 'Winter Wonderland' complete with outdoor ice-skating rink and huge Ferris wheel dubbed the Edinburgh Eye overlooking the cityscape.
Mary King's Close
Buried deep below Edinburgh's Royal Mile seemingly frozen in time, Mary King's Close is a fascinating labyrinth of hidden streets and spaces dating back to the 17th Century. The popular tourist attraction has been the subject of many urban legends over the years, with abundant tales of ghosts and hauntings.
Step back in time on a guided tour of this well-preserved underground layer with a knowledgeable guide in historical character costume recounting the mysterious stories and historical facts about this fascinating site.