Out & About

Aerial view over Edinburgh

Aerial view over Edinburgh

21 Hanover Street is perfectly placed to enjoy all the major attractions in Edinburgh.

Just two minutes walk from the flat is the National Gallery complex, with the Royal Scottish Academy
and the National Gallery of Scotland built in the mid nineteenth century by the architect William Playfair, these two handsome buildings with their Doric columns dominate the foot of the Mound.

Rooftop view of Edinburgh Castle

Rooftop view of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city skyline and is a short walk from 21 Hanover Street. From Castlehill, the Royal Mile starts and continues down through the Old Town towards one of the Queen’s official residences in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse passing en route the High Kirk of St Giles and the Museum of Childhood. There are lots of interesting alleyways and buildings to explore.

Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Hanover Street is part of the New Town in Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, started in 1767 as a organized plan to build an new part of the city as the Old Town had become so congested. The streets and squares of Georgian architecture are more or less intact today. Charlotte Square is home to the Georgian House, a beautifully restored townhouse full of period furnishings of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and run by the National Trust for Scotland

The Royal Botanic Garden, down in Inverleith Row is a great place to spend a few hours strolling through the Palm houses and the beautifully landscaped gardens.

National Gallery Museum, Edinburgh

National Gallery Museum, Edinburgh

If the weather is cooperative, a fun way to spend the day is to join an open top bus tour – there are various companies operating services, all of which can be picked up from Waverley Bridge.

For a more personalized tour, why not book your very own tour guide – Afternoon Tea Tours Helen Fraser will do everything to make sure that your tour covers exactly what you want to see and ensures you will make the most of your time by meeting you at 21 Hanover Street.

Further afield, there are many bus tours to the Highlands and other parts of Scotland, which can easily be done in a day. Waverley Station is close to Hanover Street and from there, it is only 45 minutes on the train to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city.

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