When you’re staying in a city centre cottage, in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, there are 5 visitor attractions within a few hundred yards of your front door. Here is a quick selection of attractions only a few minutes walk from the cottage.
- Visit the Scottish Parliament
- Visit the Queen’s Gallery
- Visit the Palace of HolyroodHouse
- Visit Dynamic Earth
- Visit the Museum of Edinburgh
Where would you like to visit around the Canongate section of the Royal Mile?
If you are visiting Edinburgh and staying at Craigwell Cottage you really don’t need a car. If you arrive by car you can park for free during your stay in the private parking space allocated to the cottage. As well as the above visitor attractions which are all only a few minutes walk from the cottage there are plenty of local shops, a supermarket and restaurants which are also within walking distance.
The Royal Mile is a two minute walk through Campbells Close (opposite Craigwell Cottage) where you will find The Canongate Kirk, The Museum of Edinburgh, The Scottish Parliament Building and the Palace of Holyrood House. Continue on past the palace into Holyrood Park and climb Arthurs Seat or Salisbury Crags. on the reaching the top you are treated to a panoramic view of Edinburgh. See our blog.
If you continue up the Royal Mile you will come to St Giles Cathedral and the Castle which is only a 15/20 minute walk from Craigwell Cottage.
Dynamic Earth can be found at the bottom of Holyrood Road either by walking through one of the closes leading off the Royal Mile or walking round the side of the Scottish Parliament Building.
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