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Edinburgh city centre provides an array of things to do, see, and explore. From classic architecture to Scotland's best shopping centres, the area around Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is replete with entertainment, dining, and nightlife options - not to mention a stunning view from atop Calton Hill.

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Elliot's Bar & Restaurant 23-27 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3BH Scotland 0845 365 0002 0

Elliot's Bar & Restaurant offers an array of modern Scottish dishes using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

The Witchery by the Castle Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, United Kingdom 0131 225 5613 0.66

The Witchery is located at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile delivering an exceptional dining experience through Scottish ingredients in a magical setting.

Tower Restaurant National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0131 225 3003 0.72

Scotland's first rooftop restaurant sits above Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland serving fresh, locally sourced food during brunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Howies 29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ 0131 556 5766 0.01

Howie's is well known by locals. Inside this grand Georgian hall, lunch and dinner is brought together through seasonal, local produce.

Hadrian's Brasserie 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH22, United Kingdom 0131 557 5000 0.23

Hadrian's Brasserie offers traditional cuisine with a Scottish twist through it's modern menu in The Balmoral Hotel.

Amarone 12-13 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AF, United Kingdom 0131 523 1171 0.22

An award winning, contemporary, Italian restaurant located in St Andrew Square just off George Street. Amarone is the perfect venue for an intimate meal.

Mussel Inn 61-65 Rose St Edinburgh EH2 2NH United Kingdom 0131 225 5979 0.58

Messel Inn is an award winning seafood restaurant in Edinburgh city centre. Just one block from Princes Street, delicious food is served at affordable prices.

The Voodoo Rooms 19a W Register St Edinburgh EH2 2AA United Kingdom 0131 556 7060 0.25

The Voodoo Rooms is an award winning bar & restaurant in Edinburgh city centre featuring music and entertainment alongside an American menu.

Mark Greenaway 69 N Castle St, Edinburgh EH2 3LJ, United Kingdom 0131 226 1155 0.86

An array of innovative and modern Scottish cuisine, this three AA rosette winning restaurant is the perfect date night.

Harvey Nichols 30 - 34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD 0131 524 8350 0.32

The Forth Floor Restaurant offers luxury dining with some of the best views that Edinburgh has to offer from the city and Firth of Forth. Take a visit for luxury shopping, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner menus with exceptional service.

The Dome George Street, Edinburgh 0131 624 8624 0.66

With St Andrews Square at the head of the table, George Street is the perfect place for luxury shopping, high end dining and delicious cocktails. Try Jamie's Italian for the ultimate in pastas and pizzas or Tiger Lily for tasty cocktails.

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Jenners 48 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2YJ, United Kingdom 0131 225 2442 0.35

Jenners Department Store, located on Princes Street, provides the widest range of designer brands on the high street.

St. James Shopping Centre 1 Leith St Edinburgh EH1 3SS United Kingdom 0131 557 0050 0.26

St James Centre brings more than 600 brands under one roof including John Lewis, River Island, Game, Dorothy Perkins, JD and Next.

Multrees Walk St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, United Kingdom 0131 557 0050 0.32

Edinburgh's luxury shopping street, Multrees Walk includes Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Mulberry, Michael Kors and more.

Princes Mall Shopping Centre Princes St, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ, United Kingdom 0131 557 3759 0.23

Princes Mall is an indoor shopping centre located next to Waverly Station boasting stores such as Superdry, New Look, Warehouse, Lipsy and Oasis.

Princes Street Princes Street and Frederick Street Edinburgh UK 0.55

Princes Street is Edinburgh's main shopping street facing Edinburgh Castle. It stretches around 1 mile and is now accessible by Tram.

Ocean Terminal Ocean Dr Edinburgh EH6 6JJ United Kingdom 0131 555 8888 2.18

Enjoy waterfront shopping and dining at Ocean Terminal. Shops include Debenhams, FatFace, French Connections, H&M, New Loo, Schuh and more.

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh 30-34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD, United Kingdom 0131 524 8388 0.34

Harvey Nichols is a British department store chain which sells fashion collections, beauty products, food and drink. Visit the Fourth Floor Restaurant for city views.

Stockbridge Markets 1 Saunders Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TQ 1.22

The perfect Sunday morning for exploring. Visit the quirky stalls of local suppliers before a stroll down the Water of Leith.

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo Edinburgh Castle 0131 225 1188 0.95

Edinburgh Tattoo is one of the greatest shows on earth. With a global reach, the Tattoo is set each August within Edinburgh Castle Esplanade featuring performers from all over the world.

Edinburgh Playhouse 18 – 22 Greenside Ln, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, United Kingdom 0844 871 3014 0.34

Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh which now hosts famous musicals and concerts.

The Queen's Hall 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, United Kingdom 0131 668 2019 1

The Queen's Hall is a 900-capacity music venue formally opened by The Queen in 1979 now showing over 100 shows each year.

BT Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh EH12 5PJ, United Kingdom 0131 346 5250 2.48

BT Murrayfield Stadium is the home of Scottish Rugby, a sports stadium located in th west end of Edinburgh with a capacity of over 67,000.

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX, United Kingdom 0131 248 4848 1.08

The Royal Lyceum Theatre is a 658-seat theatre in Edinburgh bringing performances such as shows, events and educational activities for young people.

Usher Hall Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA 0131 228 1155 1.06

The Usher Hall is a five star concert hall on Lothian Road hosting concerts and events such as Christmas choirs and music gigs.

The Stand Comedy Club 5 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EB 0131 558 7272 0.4

The Stand runs some of Scotland's best comedy nights with shows every night of the week. From local, Scottish talents to International acts, The Stand brings comedy to Edinburgh. Keep an eye out for guest appearances of warm up shows, the likes of Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle have been known to stop in whilst in town!

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National Museum of Scotland Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom 0300 123 6789 0.65

National Museum of Scotland brings halls of diversity, world cultures and the natural world to one building where visitors can explore and learn for free.

The Scotch Whisky Experience 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, United Kingdom 0131 220 0441 0.68

The Scotch Whiskey Experience tells the tale through a tour of Scotland's national drink with exhibits and a barrel ride.

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, United Kingdom 0131 624 6200 0.51

The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. Located on The Mound, just off Princes Street, it is free to enter and packed full of exhibitions.

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, United Kingdom 0131 225 9846 0.69

Edinburgh Castle dominates the central Edinburgh skyline. It's position adjacent to Princes Street and on top of the Castle Rock makes it easily accessible, impressive and iconic.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, United Kingdom 0131 624 6200 0.42

The Portrait Gallery is an art museum on Queen Street, Edinburgh. It holds the national collections of portraits of Scotland's past and present.

Our Dynamic Earth 112-116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8AS, United Kingdom 0131 550 7800 0.67

Dynamic Earth is a fve star visitor attraction in Edinburgh that tells the story of the planet Earth from the foot of Arthur's Seat. Packed with dynamic and interactive exhibits, it's a great family day out.

Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, United Kingdom 0131 556 5100 0.56

Commonly referred to as The Palace of Holyrood, this is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. It's open to the public to visit and tour with seasonal opening times.

The Scott Monument Princes Street, Edinburgh 0.5

Standing at 60m tall in Princes Street Gardens, The Monument is to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. The monument is Victorian Gothic and is the largest monument to a writer in the world.

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Calton Hill Edinburgh EH7 5AA, United Kingdom 0131 529 7061 0.16

Calton Hill is situated beyond the East end of Princes Street in Edinburgh and included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iconic panoramic views can be seen from the hill over the city.

Princes Street Gardens Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, United Kingdom 0131 529 7921 0.5

Princes Street gardens is a public park just off Princes Street in Edinburgh city centre. Have a picnic or wander in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle.

Holyrood Park Queen's Dr, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, United Kingdom 0131 652 8150 0.89

Holyrood Park is a Royal Park in Edinburgh just East of Edinburgh Castle. Featuring an array of hills,lochs, glens, ridges and is a remarkably wild piece of landscape on the fringe of the city.

Arthur's Seat Holyrood Park Edinburgh UK 1.41

Holyrood Park is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat is the highest point. The seat is a dormant volcano peaking at 251m above sea level offering panoramic views of the city.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Arboretum Place Edinburgh EH3 5NZ United Kingdom 0131 248 2909 1.61

These gardens are a world-renowned scientific centre of the study of plants, their diversity and conservations. The gardens are open to explore and feature seasonal events including the winter Botanic Lights show in November.

St Andrews Square St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 0.33

This city square links the East End of George Street to Multrees Walk and beyond. Dominated by the fluted column of the Melville Monument, the square acts as a central point within Edinburgh Festivals and Edinburgh's Christmas. Whether you're enjoying the gardens, attending a Festival show or ice skating around the Christmas Markets, you'll be amazed at the stunning surroundings of these city centre gardens.

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Wellington Coffee 33A George St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 2HN, United Kingdom 0131 225 6854 0.67

After a recent refurbishment, Wellington Coffee is firmly focussed on getting the best from the bean as possible. The menu has been refined and now offers large scones and cakes.

Brew Lab 6-8 S College St, Edinburgh EH8 9AA, United Kingdom 0131 662 8963 0.6

Brew Lab is a speciality coffee house serving a range of single-origin filter and espresso coffees alongside artisan food with a local twist.

Fortitude Coffee Merchants 3C York Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, United Kingdom 0131 557 3063 0.32

Fortitude is a speciality coffee merchant aiming to serve the best coffee possible to people in Edinburgh's New Town.

Castello Coffee Co. Castle St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 3AH, United Kingdom 0131 225 9780 0.75

A small, but high quality food and drink offering is guaranteed to Castello Coffee, usually busy with regulars and passers by in the heart of Castle Street.

Artisan Roast 57 Broughton St Edinburgh EH1 3RJ United Kingdom 07858 884756 0.41

Artisan Roast serve up freshly roasted ground coffee in this flagship cafe on Broughton Street.

Embo 29 Haddington Pl Edinburgh EH7 4AG United Kingdom 0131 652 3880 0.62

Posh or plain, Embo's deli menu is made to order providing a tasty lunch everyone including filled rolls, toasted wraps and salads.

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Scottish National Gallery The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, United Kingdom 0131 624 6200 0.49

The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. Located on The Mound, just off Princes Street, it is free to enter and packed full of exhibitions.

Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle 0131 225 9846 0.95

Edinburgh Castle dominates the central Edinburgh skyline. It's position adjacent to Princes Street and on top of the Castle Rock makes it easily accessible, impressive and iconic.

St. Giles' Cathedral High St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1RE, United Kingdom 0131 225 9442 0.49

St Giles Cathedral is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh offering an impressive and prominent presence in the cities skyline.

BT Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh EH12 5PJ, United Kingdom 0131 346 5250 2.48

BT Murrayfield Stadium is the home of Scottish Rugby, a sports stadium located in th west end of Edinburgh with a capacity of over 67,000.

Calton Hill Edinburgh EH7 5AA United Kingdom 0131 529 7061 0.18

Calton Hill is situated beyond the East end of Princes Street in Edinburgh and included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iconic panoramic views can be seen from the hill over the city.

Edinburgh Dungeons 31 Market St Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1DF 0871 423 2250 5.38

Theatrical actors, special effects and a unique walk through experience, Edinburgh Dungeons is a hilarious but sometimes scary day out. The dungeons offer cutting edge storytelling, two underground rides and 11 actor led shows taking you through Edinburgh's history.

Mercat Tours Mercat House, 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh , EH1 1QR 0131 225 5445 0.43

Mercat Tours offer ghost and walking tours in Edinburgh including access to hidden vaults. Ask our reception teams for your 20% off.

Royal Yacht Britannia Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ 0131 555 5566 2.25

Royal Yacht Britannia is a great family attraction located in Ocean Terminal. Having played host to some of the world's most famous people, this yacht is packed with history. Book with 10% off as an Apex Hotels guest.

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH, United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 441 0440