Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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2021 Historic Hotels Worldwide Awards of Excellence Nominee Finalist

Built in 1903 as The Caledonian Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian has been the epitome of Scottish hospitality for over a century. The building takes its name from the Caledonian Railway Company, who used to own the hotel for many years. Originally operating as an accommodation for weary travelers disembarking from the Caledonian Railway, the hotel rapidly emerged as one of the premier destinations in all of Edinburgh. Known affectionately throughout the city as “the Caley,” the building quickly built a reputation for its exhilarating galas and sumptuous banquets. By the mid-20th century, the popularity of The Caledonian had grown to such an extent that it was routinely attracting numerous, high-profile celebrities from around the world. Stan Oliver, Judy Garland, and Gene Kelly were just a few of the distinguished people to frequent the building during the latter part of its history. In 2000, Hilton Hotels acquired this exquisite building, relaunching it as the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian in 2016. Today, The Caledonian continues to maintain its reputation as an internationally respected luxury hotel and has recently been listed as a Category A historic building by Historic Environment Scotland.

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian has embodied the best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes’ walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street.


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Experience Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish National Gallery, and the National Museum of Scotland steps away


Discover the charming historic ambiance of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.


Explore Edinburgh Castle nearby.


Experience the National Museum of Scotland.


Taste a classic Scottish food known as haggis when out exploring the area.

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