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Market Street hotel is welcoming, inspiring and sparkles with personality. We offer a place to engage with your creativity and truly thrive in unique surroundings.

Carve your own path and discover a unique perspective on Edinburgh. Our local heroes are on hand to help you connect with our beautiful city in a meaningful and memorable way. Through our knowledge, live local and uncover Edinburgh’s true nature and charm.

Holyrood Park & Arthur’s Seat

Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, in close proximity to Market Street hotel. It is a stunning 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace.

The parks highest point is Arthur's Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago. With its diverse range of flora and geology it is also site of Special Scientific Interest. 

Within the park you can also visit St Anthony’s Chapel - a 15th century medieval chapel, Salisbury Crags – a series of 150 foot cliff faces dominating Edinburgh’s skyline as well as Duddingston Loch – a fresh water loch rich in birdlife.

Gordon Street Coffee

We’ve partnered with expert Scottish coffee roasters, Gordon St Coffee, to provide you with the freshest coffee throughout our hotel, we hope you enjoy their Edinburgh Roast! Visit their shop downstairs and grab a cup to go or pick up a bag of beans, which the team will grind for you to enjoy at home.

The team at Gordon St Coffee has complete control over the roasting process which ensures we have the best beans and use traditional methods to roast the freshest coffee for our customers.

From Kenya, to Guatemala, from Colombia to Brazil, we have a large number of single origin beans available in 250g or 1kg bags as well as our house blend and of course, the Edinburgh Roast.

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens is one of the most important urban parks situated in the heart of Edinburgh, with great views of the city and Edinburgh Castle. It separates the Old Town from the New Town, just a 2 minute walk from Market Street hotel.

Water of Leith

The Water of Leith is the main river flowing near central Edinburgh, Scotland, and flows into the port of Leith where it flows into the sea via the Firth of Forth. This is a great “local” part of the city with nice walks, restaurants and bars.


Lovely park to the south of the city centre with charming cafes, green spaces and fabulous walks overlooking historic and modern architecture.


For designer shopping in Edinburgh's New Town, visit Multrees Walk. A beautiful street, home to the most exclusive stores such as Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga.

Calton Hill

Take a short hike! Calton Hill is a 15 minute walk from our hotel, now established as one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline.

The top of Calton hill is a usually quiet place to visit on any day, with its grassy slopes and panoramic views of the city, including down the length of Princes street and on to Edinburgh Castle. There is also a good view North of the ruddy-coloured cliffs of Salisbury Crags and Edinburgh's highest point, Arthur's Seat.

Stockbridge Market

The Pitt Street Food Market

Leith Links farmers market

Dean Village & Stockbridge

The Dean Village is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, to the north of Edinburgh’s city centre, ideally combined with a trip to Stockbridge, an area with bohemian vibes which give it a rarified air amongst the precincts of the capital.

Royal Botanic Gardens & Inverleith Park

When visiting Scotland, a trip to the world-famous Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is unmissable. Visitors can experience an extravaganza of plants from around the world, learn about the Garden's rich and diverse Living Collection and discover a history dating back 350 years. Inverleith Park, with lovely views of Edinburgh Castle, is situated just next to the Botanic Gardens.


Cramond & Cramond Island

Cramond Island - connected to the shoreline of Edinburgh only at low tide - is a fascinating place to visit, but requires careful planning to fit with tide times. Cramond Beach has a beautiful promenade and café with great views of the Firth of Forth and Fife.

Portobello beach

Portobello Beach, a few miles from Edinburgh city centre, is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of sand making it perfect for swimming and sunbathing. A Ferris wheel has recently been added for that additional seaside feeling.

Edinburgh Castle

Visible from our outdoor terraces and only a short walk from our hotel, Edinburgh castle is the jewel in the crown of Edinburgh's skyline. Playing host to an array of internationally acclaimed events and artists it's one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of our dynamic capital city, it is sure to capture your imagination. Ask our friendly and knowledgeable team of locals how best to see the Castle during your visit!

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