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Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection
Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection
9,1 Excellent
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,0 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1 462 reviews
9,1

This modern hotel in Edinburgh offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and 24-hour room service. It is ideally located for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
8,5 Excellent
Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3 741 reviews
8,5

Just a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel has a convenient location, making it an ideal base while visiting Edinburgh. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
8,7 Excellent
300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2 738 reviews
8,7

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is within walking distance of the area's well-known restaurants and was awarded the IHG Quality Excellence Award.

Cowgate Tourist Hostel
Cowgate Tourist Hostel
6,6 Good
96 Cowgate Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 12 reviews
6,6

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is moments from St Giles Cathedral, restaurants and nightlife options.

Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
7,2 Good
Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 3 375 reviews
7,2

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also offers a coffee bar, 24-hour room service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro
Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro
8,9 Excellent
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,9 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2 542 reviews
8,9

Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro is set in Edinburgh and is close to nearby landmarks, including The Queen's Hall. It is located just a short stroll from a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

Eden Locke
Eden Locke
9,3 Excellent
127 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,6 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1 350 reviews
9,3

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is located a brief walk from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
8,9 Excellent
61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3 342 reviews
8,9

Conveniently located, Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. It also features free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a swimming pool.

Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
8,0 Excellent
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 18 reviews
8,0

Situated within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

B+B Edinburgh
B+B Edinburgh
8,7 Excellent
3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 693 reviews
8,7

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. A short stroll from St Mary's Cathedral, it offers modern rooms equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV.

Tips for booking a Edinburgh Castle hotel

Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Edinburgh Castle:R3 362/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R226/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
R2 244 - R6 636
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R1 376 - R5 097
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Tigerlily
Tigerlily
9,2 Excellent
125 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,5 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently located, Tigerlily offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular sightseeing areas. It is situated a short walk from Edinburgh Castle and St Andrew Square.

2
Apex Haymarket Hotel
Apex Haymarket Hotel
8,6 Excellent
90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,8 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It provides city views and free Wi-Fi.

3
Eden Locke
Eden Locke
9,3 Excellent
127 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,6 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is located a brief walk from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

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Stay Central
Stay Central
8,6 Excellent
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,6 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently situated, Stay Central Hotel allows for easy access to Edinburgh's popular hot spots. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

5
Rooms & Suites Picardy Place
Rooms & Suites Picardy Place
8,8 Excellent
12 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,8 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Rooms & Suites Picardy Place is situated conveniently in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

6
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
8,0 Excellent
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,4 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Situated within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

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Cheval Old Town Chambers
Cheval Old Town Chambers
9,4 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,4 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently located, Old Town Chambers offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. A short stroll from Royal Mile, it provides elegant apartments equipped with wireless internet access.

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Native Edinburgh
Native Edinburgh
9,4 Excellent
74 - 77 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,6 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 4-star property makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also provides a 24-hour reception, a laundry service and free Wi-Fi.

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Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
9,2 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

R281
Avg. per night
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
7,9 Good
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,4 km from city centre,  

The hostel provides themed accommodation in Edinburgh and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located in the city centre.

R295
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Piries Hotel
Piries Hotel
8,1 Excellent
4-8 Coates Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,7 km from city centre,  

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also provides a coffee bar, an airport shuttle and 24-hour room service.

R534
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Cairn Hotel
Cairn Hotel
8,4 Excellent
10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,1 km from city centre,  

Opened in 1912, Cairn Hotel Part of the Cairn Collection Edinburgh is located in Edinburgh and offers luggage storage, meeting rooms and a 24-hour reception. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

R562
Avg. per night
Learmonth
Learmonth
8,0 Excellent
18-20 Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,4 km from city centre,  

Travelodge Edinburgh Learmonth is located in Edinburgh and provides guests with wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

R590
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Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
8,0 Excellent
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,4 km from city centre,  

Situated within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

R604
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ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
8,5 Excellent
77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0,7 km from city centre,  

Set in the heart of the city, Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile provides easy access to Edinburgh's popular retail and sightseeing areas. Only a short walk from University of Edinburgh, it offers modern rooms equipped with an in-room closet, an in-room dining area and heating.

R688
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Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
7,2 Good
Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,4 km from city centre,  

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also offers a coffee bar, 24-hour room service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

R702
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Hotel prices near Edinburgh Castle

2 stars or below

R562 - R1 559

West End Hostel

No. 1 most popular

West End Hostel
8,1 Excellent
R1 559
Avg. per night
Cairn Hotel

Best value

Cairn Hotel
8,4 Excellent
R562
Avg. per night
3 stars

R295 - R1 924

Piries Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Piries Hotel
8,1 Excellent
R534
Avg. per night
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

No. 2 most popular

R815
Avg. per night
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
R295
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4 stars and up

R702 - R3 975

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection

No. 1 most popular

R1 447
Avg. per night
The Scotsman Hotel

No. 2 most popular

The Scotsman Hotel
9,0 Excellent
R2 528
Avg. per night
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel

Best value

R702
Avg. per night

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Where to stay near Edinburgh Castle

About Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is the most-visited paid tourist attraction in the Scotland, situated on Castle Rock in the centre of Edinburgh. The castle encompasses a multitude of remaining historical structures that attribute to the area’s popularity. Edinburgh Castle is regarded as an important cultural symbol of the country as well as a world famous icon.

Every facet of Edinburgh Castle is a tourist attraction in of itself, highlighted by the One O'Clock Gun Salute, from Mill's Mount Battery. Crown Square incorporates the National Scottish War Memorial, the Royal Palace containing the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, the Queen Anne Building, and the Great Hall. St. Margaret’s chapel is the oldest building in the castle and Mons Meg a unique siege cannon displayed in front of it.

Public transit to Edinburgh Castle is serviced by rail at the nearby Waverley Station. Buses run a 25-minute route between the Edinburgh Airport and the castle. There is also parking available at the NCP's Edinburgh Castle Terrace car park.

Edinburgh Castle is a World Heritage Site and one of the most prominent strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with a deep history rooted in the wars of Scottish Independence. It is known as “the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world”.

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  • What are the best hotels near Edinburgh Castle?

    One of the most popular hotels near Edinburgh Castle is Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection, which has been reviewed by 1 462 users and currently has a rating of 9,1/10. Other top-rated locations include The Scotsman Hotel and Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, An Ihg Hotel, which have received 9,0/10 and 9,1/10 ratings from our users, respectively.