The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland, offers a year-round program of drama, but really shines in August each year when it’s an important venue for the Edinburgh International Festival. Set in central Edinburgh, the King’s Theatre is less than one mile to the south of the city’s main thoroughfare, Princes Street. Edinburgh Castle is a 20-minute walk away, close enough to hear the cannon that is fired every day from the ramparts at 1:00.
Premier Inn Edinburgh City Lauriston Place
The Edinburgh City Lauriston Place Hotel is part of the British national Premier Inn chain of budget hotels that offer basic but dependable accommodation. This one's location in the city center makes it close to Edinburgh Castle and a 10-minute walk from the King’s Theatre. The hotel restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nearby restaurants include the Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant and Stac Polly, a restaurant serving Scottish favorites like salmon and venison.
Best Western Edinburgh City Hotel
Set in a typically Scottish 19th-century stone building with baronial styling, the Edinburgh City Hotel is a five-minute walk from the King’s Theatre. The Grassmarket, with its many lively pubs, is just around the corner. Try the Beehive Inn or the Last Drop for some Edinburgh hospitality and a selection of traditional ales. The hotel restaurant offers Scottish breakfast choices like kippers (smoked herring) and the dinner menu includes simple British dishes as well as international choices.
Point Hotel Edinburgh
A 10-minute walk from the King’s Theatre, the Point Hotel is set in a traditional building with a modern glass-walled extension offering views of Edinburgh Castle perched on its rock. The Point Restaurant serves international cuisine, and the Monboddo Bar features minimalist styling. The Odeon Cinema is a three-minute walk from the hotel and nearby bars include the fashionable Lebowskis and the more traditional Blue Blazer. For an authentic Chinese meal, Jimmy Chung’s is a five-minute walk from the hotel.
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
The luxury Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is a five-minute walk from Edinburgh’s main shopping street, Princes Street, and 10 minutes north of the King’s Theatre. Set in a modern building from 1985, the hotel has an indoor swimming pool and a spa offering beauty treatments and relaxation therapies. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Scott Monument on Princes Street, a towering Victorian memorial to Sir Walter Scott that visitors can ascend for panoramic views across Edinburgh.
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