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Situated in Edinburgh's West End, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is enclosed in a ring of cultural landmarks that define Scottish heritage. Close to the hotel resides Edinburgh Castle, the most popular historic site in the entire country. Constructed on an extinct volcano during the 12th century, Edinburgh Castle was Scotland's principal royal palace during the Middle Ages. Settled around the fortress are city’s two historic neighborhoods: Old Town and New Town. Old Town, of which the West End is a part, is a tantalizing maze of medieval buildings, while the New Town is filled with beautiful, Georgian-era architecture. Both districts constitute the city’s celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests residing at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian can admire the city's unique past as they stroll through the charming streets within these nearby neighborhoods. Guest can also travel east of the hotel to either Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill for unrivalled views of the region. More well-known destinations are just a short walk away from the hotel as well, including the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood House, and Mary King's Close. Staying at The Caledonian will situate guests perfectly to explore both the city as well as the surrounding countryside.

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport (EDI): 7.7 miles/12.4 km, 25 minutes

Hotel Address

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Scotland, United Kingdom EH1 2AB

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