Minutes from Waverley railway station, the Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel lies on the middle of Princes Street, which links the Old Town and New Town. The hotel’s open-plan restaurant and many of its rooms look towards Edinburgh Castle, with the lush dip of Princes Street Gardens before it.
Whether you are new to the Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel, a returning visitor or just simply looking to see what you can do locally whilst staying with us, then we have the answer. We look forward to making your visit unforgettable in every way.
Edinburgh Castle is located in the heart of the city and is a world famous icon of Scotland. Perched upon an extinct volcano, you can admire the spectacular views of the city centre and learn about Scotland’s culture and heritage. This attraction is a must-see when visiting Edinburgh.
The Real Mary King's Close
Tucked away beneath the Royal Mile, you’ll find Edinburgh’s best kept secret; a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century. Enjoy a captivating experience of Edinburgh’s past and see the close brought to life by one of the costumed character tour guides.
National Museum of Scotland
Having recently completed a £47 million redevelopment, the museum exhibits an extensive array of artefacts from across the globe. Prepare for an inspiring journey through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature, world cultures and the marvels of science and discovery – all under one roof.
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
If you’re looking for a unique way to discover Edinburgh and learn about its history then this is the attraction for you. In addition, explore the world of illusions through hands on exhibits to do with light and offers a different perspective on the way we see the world.
Situated beyond the east end of Princes Street, Carlton Hill offers spectacular views overlooking Princes Street, Arthur’s Seat and sea views of the Firth of Forth. Take a photo alongside the Athenian acropolis or grab a picnic and enjoy the scenery.
The Scotch Whisky Experience
If you want to learn more about the Scottish National drink then take a tour at The Scotch Whisky Experience, here you will be given an interactive introduction to whisky. The tour highlights include having your senses stimulated with the whisky aromas, a whisky barrel ride, and viewing the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky.