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139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS


A short stroll from everywhere

It’s fair to say we ain’t called Central for nothing. Here is a handy guide of what is nearby:

Cowgate. Doorstep
The Three Sisters bar. A stumble

And if you do make it out and about:

the grassmarket (5 minute walk)

the grassmarket was, from 1477, one of edinburgh's main market places, a part of which was given over to the sale of horse and cattle. now the grassmarket is a popular tourist attraction and a great place to spot the castle, grab a bite to eat or party into the night!

cabaret voltaire bar & club (2 minute walk)

cabaret voltaire is a local arts and music institution in the heart of edinburgh’s old town. they specialize in music. live music, dance music but most importantly: loud music. so, if you are looking to make a night of it, their legendary nightclub that features countless live shows and variety of special events, is renowned in edinburgh. find out what is on here

free ghost tours (3 minute walk)

edinburgh's dark side included body snatching, public executions, gruesome jails and tortures. go to the free 1.5-hour ghost tour and hear ghostly tales and sinister stories that will transport you back to the terrifying past of old edinburgh as you walk spooky shadows and haunted alleyways. find out more here

royal mile (5 minute walk)

from the castle gates to the palace gates the street is almost exactly a mile long and runs downhill between two significant locations in the royal history of scotland, namely edinburgh castle and holyrood palace, hence royal mile. the royal mile is the busiest tourist street in the old town, rivalled only by Princes_Street in the new town.

edinburgh castle (8 minute walk)

sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across city of edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of scottish history. find out more about edinburgh castle to plan your visit and beat the queues by buying fast track tickets online.

waverly train station (7 minute walk)

waverley station is situated in a steep, narrow valley between the medieval old town and the 18th century new town. the scotsman hotel is located across the road via market street exit. to the left of the scotsman steps located on market street outside the railway station, the scotsman hotel has an entrance with lift access to reception. please ring the buzzer and we will open market street door for you, reception is located on level 4 within the lift.

edinburgh dungeons (6 minute walk)

merlin's dungeons are not for the faint hearted! a unique combination of real history, horror and humour bring gruesome historic events back to life in the 21st century. each dungeon offers a horror fest linked to their location - highlighting the local history's horrible bits. the dungeon experience combines live actors, rides, shows and special effects to transport you back to relive those darker times. led by the world-famous london dungeon, there are now four other dungeon sites in hamburg, amsterdam, edinburgh and york.visit if you dare, but be careful you never know who - or what - is just around the corner. find out more about edinburgh dungeon

retail therapy

being in the heart of the grassmarket you will never be far from every kind of shop! traditional scottish clothing? look to the royal mile. second hand vintage clothes head to armstrongs in the grasmarket or take as short walk over to princess street for a modern look.

tattoo parlours (7 minute walk)

on of the top studios in edinburgh, studio xiii caters to every style. for more information visit. estudio xiii

paintball (15 minute walk)

bedlam paintball offers the ultimate adrenaline experience. bedlam is renowned for its realistic, purpose-built paintball game zones and imaginative game scenarios that transport you into another world. check them out here

football pitches (short bus ride)

world of football features some of the pitches artificial pitches in edinburgh. find out more here

go karting (short taxi ride)

xtreme karting has two karting centres in scotland, both of which have been independently rated by visit scotland as 5 star visitor attractions (the highest rating possible!) find out more here

travel costs

Taxi to:
waverley train station – £6
edinburgh airport – £24

bus from the airport - £4.50

tram from the airport - £5.00

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