Things To Do In Edinburgh
Although part of Edinburgh city, Bruntsfield is well known in its own right. The village is reputed to be the first place that golf was ever played and home to the oldest short hole golf course in the world. The Bruntsfield Links, which the hotel overlooks, is still in operation today and guests can play the pitch and putt golf course free of charge throughout the summer months.
Bruntsfield is also home to many boutique shops, cafés, restaurants and cosy bars where the main street has a real buzz.
If shopping is your sole agenda, there is no better place to shop than Edinburgh’s premier shopping destination – Princes Street. Many of the large retailers dominate the street which also hosts the famous Jenners department store. Smaller independent stores can be found on all of the side streets with Harvey Nichols set back off George Square.
In the summer the city comes alive with the Edinburgh Fringe festival which runs through August but there are various festivals held throughout the year round ranging from the Film Festival to the World Famous Hogmany Street Party.
For a full list of upcoming festivals visit www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk
Steeped in History, Edinburgh is the second most popular tourist destination in the entire UK.
The Old Town and New Town of Edinburgh are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, contrasting wonderfully with each other to form this fantastic city.
The Old Town is still in its medieval town format with narrow roads, high rise buildings, spooky vaults and of course the majestic Edinburgh Castle dominating its skyline. Vibrant pubs and taverns and well preserved medieval structures are typical features of the Old Town.
Limited space led to the growth of Edinburgh in 18th century to form the New Town. Full of great shops and cafés and stunning Georgian architecture, it’s a relatively modern alternative to the Old Town.
Edinburgh Castle towers above the city, offering spectacular panoramic views of the city to its visitors. The castle began life as a volcanic rock formation and has been used as a castle as far back as 900 BC. Visitors today can take a tour of the castles and see Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.
With excellent tours of the city it is difficult to choose between a traditional city tour, a ghost tour, a whisky tour or a literary tour. Whichever you select, these tours are a fantastic way to get to know Scotland’s capital.
The Links Hotel operates a 24 hour manned reception so our staff will always be close at hand to assist you with tips and advice on the best places to visit in Edinburgh. They can also recommend great restaurants and pubs to visit both in the city centre and in Bruntsfield.
To find out more or to make an enquiry contact us now.
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