Walk like a local
for today's urban explorer
It's not all hustle and bustle here in the City of Edinburgh, with green spaces and walks right in the heart of the city and beyond, it's one of the most idyllic places for urban explorers.
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.
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.
Dean Village and 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.
Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile
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!