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When nothing will do but a castle view – and let’s face it, Edinburgh Castle is an eyeful from any angle – these hotels deliver. You can take it all in from Princes Street (also known as shoppingcentral), or perched above the Royal Mile with Greyfriars Bobby, St Giles Cathedral and picture-perfect Victoria Street mere steps away. You’ll find rooms with views in all these hotels, from the stylishly simple to luxurious budget-busters. Come for the Festival or at Hogmanay and you’ll getall that and fireworks, too. Here's our pick of the best hotels near Edinburgh Castle, featuring the top places to stay for romantic restaurants, elegant rooms, cosy bars and stylish interiors, near Waverley Station and the Royal Mile.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The CaledonianEdinburgh, Scotland
Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile EdinburghEdinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Du Vin & Bistro EdinburghEdinburgh, Scotland
Sheraton Grand Hotel & SpaEdinburgh, Scotland
Motel One Edinburgh-PrincesEdinburgh, Scotland
Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City CentreEdinburgh, Scotland
The Inn on the MileEdinburgh, Scotland
The Witchery by the CastleEdinburgh, Scotland
The BalmoralEdinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes StreetEdinburgh, Scotland
Market Street HotelEdinburgh, Scotland
Contributions by Rachel Cranshaw