Reason Number 1 - Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile
Visiting Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle played a pivotal role in Scottish history as a military stronghold and also as a royal residence. Castle Rock rises above the western end of Princes Street and the castle car park has excellent views over the southern side of the city towards the Pentland Hills.
Shopping Along The Royal Mile
Edinburgh's Royal Mile is home to Jim's Fudge Kitchen, John Knox House and many shops selling souvenirs and crafts items. Browse through Scottish tartan, Celtic crafts, candles, bongos, ornate mirrors and incense here or stop off at one of The Royal Mile's many eateries.
If you are visiting Edinburgh castle and the Royal Mile, why not stay at The Ben Doran Hotel? This luxurious Georgian listed building offers hotel accommodation 2 miles from the city centre.
Excellent bus services run throughout the city. The routes of buses 3, 7, 8, 31, 37 and 69 all pass near to The Ben Doran Hotel and take you to the city centre in just 10 minutes.
Private parking facilities are available at this Edinburgh Hotel so you can leave your car at the hotel and catch the bus into Edinburgh city centre to visit the castle and stroll along The Royal Mile!
The following links may be useful to people who want to visit Edinburgh Castle or The Royal Mile:
- Home Page - 22 Reasons to Visit Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Accommodation - Website with B&Bs and Hotels
- Explore Scotland - Scotland Tours and Holidays
Competition - What is Reason Number 22?
Within this website we have listed 21 reasons to visit Edinburgh but what is the 22nd reason? We will soon be publishing details of how to enter a competition to guess what the 22nd reason is that you should travel to Edinburgh! Have a look at reasons 1 to 21 and see if you can guess number 22. Then come back and enter our competition!