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These 5 Edinburgh Hotels Are Literally Surrounded by Castles

Jennifer Rigby | July 10, 2018

Edinburgh's beautiful castle towers over the city, and is a must-visit while you're in town. These hotels are all close.

#5

The Knight Residence by Mansley

Why it made the list

For those who prefer apartments to hotels, these stylish pied-a-terres are only a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle.

About 10 minutes from the Grassmarket, the Knight is made up Read More

#4

Rutland Hotel

Why it made the list

Basically next door to the Caledonian, the Rutland also boasts views of the castle and has an unpretentious, bustling vibe. Bedrooms are quiet, though.

The building may have once been the residence of Sir Joseph Read More

#3

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Why it made the list

A swanky hotel beast with luxury pedigree and great castle views that's only a 12-minute walk to the real thing.

An imposing block of red sandstone beyond the west end of We Read More

#2

Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh

Why it made the list

This Radisson Collection hotel is both extremely close to the castle and a cool breath of fresh, modern air into Edinburgh's occasionally gloomy Gothicism (at its peak in the short, cold daylight hours of February, we find).

Glasgow is regarded as Scotland's most stylish city, but the Read More

#1

The Witchery by the Castle

Why it made the list

Sumptuous and sexy, if you want to emulate the castle's former occupants and feel like royalty while you're in Edinburgh, the Witchery is the hotel for you.

A Gothic fantasy in an ancient collection of stone buildings Read More

  • 5. The Knight Residence by Mansley
    12 Lauriston St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ, Scotland
  • 4. Rutland Hotel
    1–3 Rutland St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2AE, Scotland
  • 3. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
    Princes St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB, Scotland
  • 2. Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh
    1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 12AD, Scotland
  • 1. The Witchery by the Castle
    Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF, Scotland

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