The Scotsman Hotel
The Scotsman Hotel, North Bridge, Edinburgh
Luxury Four-Star Boutique Hotel. City Location
Located in the old offices of the Scotsman Newspaper, the Scotsman Hotel opened its doors in 2001 and is one of the finest luxury hotels in the heart of Edinburgh. The Scotsman is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street and attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and the National Gallery. There are a variety of room types to choose from and each guestroom is individually designed, retaining the original architectural features. Staying in Edinburgh for a few nights to avail of that city experience is a fine idea and remember that the journey to the likes of North Berwick, Gullane, Dunbar and Muirfield is a short one.
Scotland - Lothians & Edinburgh
Great golf is only part of the story when considering what makes the perfect golf trip. Thankfully the other essential components are all found in abundance in Scotland, not least in the sights to see department. Whether scheduling a day off from golf or filling an afternoon after your morning round, there are many options regardless of which region you are visiting. The below is intended as a very general guide to sightseeing in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Central to your time in this region is the wonderful and historic city of Edinburgh. Whether you are staying in the city itself or on the East Lothian coastline, Edinburgh is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. Not to be missed is a visit to Edinburgh Castle (pictured above), with its many highlights including the Great Hall, Royal Palace, National War Museum, Stone of Destiny and Scottish Crown Jewels. Other attractions in Edinburgh include the Royal Yacht Britannia, National Museum of Scotland, National Gallery of Scotland, the Scotch Whisky Experience; and the official Scottish residence of the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
To the east of Edinburgh, the Lothians landscape is dotted with castles, each one telling its own tales of bygone days. These include medieval Dirleton Castle in the village of Dirleton and the imposing Tantallon Castle in North Berwick, which stands perched in the most dramatic of cliff-top settings. Other attractions in the Lothians include Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery in the town of Dunbar, the 17th Century House of Binns near Linlithgow, Glenkinchie Distillery and the impressive ruins of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.