If you are thinking about what places to visit in Scotland, Edinburgh should be at the top of the list. This beautiful city is the capital of the country for a reason. Not only does it have hundreds of years worth of history and culture, but it also has all the modern amenities any traveler would look for. There are many facilities available throughout the city, including hospitals, shopping centers, and restaurants.
You can even find some great hotels near the Conan Doyle Medical Center in Edinburgh, which is one of the most premier institutes in the city. Named after the famous author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, the Medical Center is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the city beside the Bradburn River.
Places to visit
If you are visiting Edinburgh just for its castle, you’re missing out. There is a lot to do in this beautiful city.
Near the Arthur Conan Doyle, Medical Center are the ruins of the historic Craigmillar Castle. It is known as Edinburgh’s ‘other’ castle but is perhaps one of the most historically significant structures in the city.
Visit the Camera Obscura, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Scottish Storytelling Center, and the Parliament Building which are on the Royal Mile. There are also many statues of important scots on this mile-long road.
Now home to the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Dundas House is one of the most centrally located attractions within the city. Its neoclassical facade and fascination history make it a popular place for tourists to visit.
The Holyrood House, better known as the Holyrood Palace is one of the staples of Edinburgh sightseeing. Located at the end of the Royal Mile, the gorgeous architecture and political significance of the attraction reels in many visitors.
How to reach
Edinburgh is a relatively easy place to reach. Being a hub of tourism, it is connected to many countries via Edinburgh Airport. If you are traveling from within the UK, the two options you have are train and bus. National Express coaches are much cheaper, but taking a train to Edinburgh Waverley Station is convenient and fast.
Within Edinburgh, you can travel via local bus, tram, or taxis. Most of Edinburgh is pedestrian-friendly, so you should explore the city on foot.
What to Eat
Have a taste of the proud tradition of Scottish drinking by heading to one of the historic bars in the old town in Edinburgh. Get a glass of scotch or gin at the Jolly Judge, Maggie Dickson’s Pub, or one of the many pubs in Haymarket. You should also try the haggis at The Royal Cafe, and the array of Scottish cheese that Pickles offers its guests.
Best accommodation around Craigmillar Castle
Edinburgh is home to some of the most significant monuments and tourist places in not only Scotland but the whole of the United Kingdom. You can easily find several OYO hotels in the area which allow you to look around the city without any worries. These hotels offer brilliant services and amenities like free wifi, card payment options, CCTV cameras for added security in addition to the TVs, ACs, and hair dryers in the rooms.