If you’re planning to visit Edinburgh in August, it’s something you should be aware of, whether you want to get involved in the festival or avoid the crowds.
1. Visit Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh’s iconic castle dominates the skyline, an imposing testament to the city’s rich history. Alongside stunning views from its vantage point on Castle Rock, there are fascinating exhibitions inside to take you through the castle’s heritage. Visitors can see the oldest crown jewels in Britain, as well as the impressive Stone of Scone - also known as the Stone of Destiny. See the Royal Palace and the Great Hall, and cover your ears for the firing of the One O’Clock Gun!
If you’re looking for hotels near Edinburgh castle, you’ll probably want to book one with a view of the mighty monument, and some of the rooms in our Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel offer just that the hotel is less than half a mile’s walk up to the castle, making it an excellent base for any trip to Edinburgh. As well as benefiting from the hotel's convenient central location, guests can relax in the modern wellbeing centre, which that includes a jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, and use the heated swimming pool and gym.