Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

Things to do in Edinburgh

A beautiful, yet distinctively compact city, Edinburgh attractions are situated close to each other and the Radisson Blu Hotel, making it the perfect destination for short breaks.

You can take a stroll in the beautiful Princes Street Gardens, climb the Scott Monument for stunning views of the city and view world-class art at the National Galleries of Scotland in just one morning.

Edinburgh’s Old Town is also superb. Explore Edinburgh Castle – the jewel in the crown, which casts its majestic shadow across the city. Visit the royal residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and take in fascinating exhibits at the National Museum of Scotland, which is perfect for younger visitors.

Exploring Auld Reekie

Any visitor to the Scottish capital should also experience the city’s more grizzly side. There are a number of darker attractions that deal with the creepy history of Auld Reekie. The Real Mary King’s Close, an eerie warren of real seventeenth century streets, is only a short walk away. You can also visit the Edinburgh Vaults, and take a hair-raising journey through the Edinburgh Dungeons.

Further out of town, you can also enjoy the popular Edinburgh Zoo, touring the Royal Yacht Britannia docked at Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal in Leith or catching sporting action at Murrayfield Stadium, all just a short drive or bus trip away.

Edinburgh after dark

After a busy day of sightseeing, don't miss Edinburgh at night. Take in a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse or King’s Theatre, enjoy a meal at one of Edinburgh's many Michelin-starred restaurants or dance the night away in the lively clubs and bars on George Street or the Cowgate.