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Stepping in to Spring with a visit to Edinburgh is always a treat, Spring is a fairly mild season to spend a few days in the city with average temperatures of 8°C and the hours of sunlight increasing.  What’s more, Edinburgh has a bounty of great attractions with many of them just moments from The Scotsman Hotel which are ideal to visit no matter what the weather is like.

Here are just a few of The Scotsman Hotel’s top picks…

The National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is one of the Top 10 UK visitor attractions, and in the Top 20 of the most visited museums and galleries in the world.  The museum houses a spectacular array of over 20,000 fascinating artefacts and perfect for all ages.

Edinburgh International Science Festival 31st March – 15th April 2018

It’s the 30th edition of the Edinburgh International Science Festival which will be host to over 200 workshops, discussions and exhibitions; all with the aim of exploring our incredible world and understanding the role of science and technology as part of the theme of ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see venue for modern and contemporary art. Modern One is housed in a neoclassical building, which was designed by William Burn in 1825. The lawn at the front of the building was landscaped to a design by Charles Jencks and is home to a fantastic sculpture park.

War Horse 18th April – 12th May 2018

War Horse has spent 8 record breaking years in London’s West End, having played to audiences in 10 countries around the world and a sell-out 2014 run in Edinburgh, The Scotsman Hotel highly recommend catching this epic production.

Greyfriars Kirk (and Greyfriars Bobby)

No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without taking time to see Greyfriars Bobby the Skye Terrier which became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of its owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872.

Hairspray The Musical 12th – 16th March 2018

Hairspray The Musical is returning to Edinburgh Playhouse for a toe tapping musical extravaganza.

Edinburgh Castle

No visit to the capital of Scotland is complete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Climb Castlehill to explore this mighty fortress and former royal residence.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo really is a treat for all ages to visit and over the past few years some exciting additions have been added that have attracted a lot of attention!

Arthur’s SeatEdinburgh

Arthurs Seat, an ancient volcano, sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort.

The Water of Leith

The waterway snakes through the city from the foot of the Pentlands to Leith docks, providing a haven for birds (as much as 80 different species), wildlife and makes for a peaceful walk which is ideal for exploring by foot or bike.

Harry Potter Tours and Locations

Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! You’ll discover the magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit the places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn about the real-life witches and wizards of medieval Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Dungeon 

The Edinburgh Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 

The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history. This unique experience has delighted and intrigued people for over 150 years.

The Scotsman Hotel has a great range of offers, perfect for stepping in to Spring!  Why not indulge in a little luxury this Spring and join us at The Scotsman Hotel where a wealth of attractions are only moments from our doorstep…

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