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Princes Street Vacation Packages

Princes Street is a popular place for visitors to Edinburgh. It makes up part of a dynamic city that is home to 440,000 inhabitants. The central business of Edinburgh is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away and Edinburgh Airport is 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the west of Princes Street.

While staying in the area, why not spend a little time taking in colorful neighborhoods like Royal Mile, Edinburgh and Restalrig.

From here, it is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to one of the city’s most photographed sights, Edinburgh Castle.

Princes Street has a number of museums, exhibits and show venues within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Find the treasures kept in the many remarkable museums such as the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Childhood and the National War Museum. Go and see a couple of the popularater, dance and music shows at the Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre and Usher Hall. Aspiring artists should check out the exhibits at the National Gallery of Scotland, Fruitmarket Gallery and Dean Gallery.

When it’s time escape the city, visit one of the many nearby outdoor areas. When Mother Nature beckons, visit Holyrood Park and the Royal Botanic Garden, one of the places where locals come to escape the crowds. Make the most of the native flora and fauna, by heading to Calton Hill.

Spots such as The Meadows, Greyfriar's Bobby and Arthur's Seat are popular places for visitors to the Princes Street area,. Brush up on Edinburgh’s history at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To shop for local fashion or enjoy a light meal, set out to visit Princes Mall and the Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers.

Sports lovers vacationing in Princes Street should get tickets for nearby Easter Road Stadium to see the Hibernian FC doing battle with visiting teams. On match days follow the procession of green and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join local soccer lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.

To make the most of Princes Street, think about staying close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Check out the rooms and rates at the George Hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, or the Apex International Hotel.

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
of 5, from 883 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This handsomely updated landmark building stands at the east end of Edinburgh's famous Princes Street. The Waverley train station is a two-minute walk. Edinburgh Castle is just 0.9 km (0.6 mi) away.

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh
of 5, from 484 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from Edinburgh Dungeon, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Real Mary King's Close. National Gallery of Scotland and Scott Monument are also within 5 minutes.

Royal Mile Residence

Royal Mile Residence

217 Royal Mile, Edinburgh
of 5, from 3 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

These apartments are located throughout the area in Edinburgh.

The Principal Edinburgh George Street

The Principal Edinburgh George Street

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh
of 5, from 196 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located amid the shops and restaurants of Edinburgh's fashionable George Street, this hotel is a block from Princes Street and a quarter-mile from the National Gallery.

The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh
of 5, from 277 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this luxury hotel is on Princes Street in the main shopping area and adjacent to Waverley Station. The hotel overlooks Edinburgh Castle and is close to the historic Old Town.

Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh
of 5, from 545 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Built in 1848, this eight-storey Victorian hotel is on Princes Street, with views of Edinburgh's famous castle and opposite Waverley railway station.

The Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh
of 5, from 530 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

On North Bridge, and one block from both Princes Street and the Royal Mile, this hotel is a half-mile from Edinburgh Castle, and directly opposite Waverley railway station.

Young Street Apartments

Young Street Apartments

19 Young Street, Edinburgh
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in New Town, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Charlotte Square, Princes Street Gardens, and Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Royal Lyceum Theatre and Usher Hall are also within 15 minutes.

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