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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

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Settled snugly in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton overlooks much of the inner city. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Old Town and the neighboring New Town are replete with countless cultural destinations that epitomize Scotland’s amazing heritage. Within walking distance of the hotel resides numerous Scottish landmarks that have stood in the city for centuries, like the Edinburgh Castle and St. Giles’ Cathedral. Guests can also catch a rare glimpse into the daily lives of the British Royal Family by traveling to the Holyrood Palace just a mile away. More modern attractions surround the hotel as well, like the Camera Obscura and Dynamic Earth. Both locations feature spectacular exhibitions that can excite the imaginations of single adults and families alike. And the hotel’s proximity to the Royal Mile and Georges Street places guests at the epicenter of the city’s outstanding shopping districts. Hundreds of years’ worth of Scottish culture unfolds right before the doorsteps of the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, granting for guests a unique opportunity to experience the resplendent City of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Castle
Nestled atop its perch at Castle Rock, the Edinburgh Castle has dominated the city’s ancient skyline since the Medieval Era. Constructed in the 1200s, the castle has been both a military barracks and a royal residence for the Scottish kings of old. Today, the castle is arguably Scotland’s most iconic symbol.

Royal Mile
Before the gates of Edinburgh Castle lies the Royal Mile: the main thoroughfare through Old Town. Extending for nearly a mile, the Royal Mile actually consists of several smaller roads, including Castlehill, Lawnmarket, and Canongate. In the present, the road features numerous boutique shops, splendid restaurants, and breathtaking historic buildings.

St. Giles’ Cathedral
Also called the “High Kirk of Edinburgh,” St. Giles’ Cathedral is a stunning medieval church situated in the heart of Old Town. Located about a third of the way down the Royal Mile, the cathedral displays awe-inspiring Gothic architecture. Still in operation as church, guests can arrange for a tour of this astonishing Scottish landmark.

Holyrood Palace
At the end of the Royal Mile is Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the British Royal Family in Scotland. Despite functioning as an active royal estate, the Windsors offer guided tours of the building to the general public. Guests can view some of their personal dwellings inside, such as the majestic State Apartments.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Founded in 1835, the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions contain countless exhibitions that will boggle the mind. It features many exciting puzzles, tricks, and illusions with which guests can interact. The Camera Obscura is actually a moving panorama of Edinburgh that showcases the city’s growth over the last 175 years.

Dynamic Earth
Similar to the Camera Obscura, Dynamic Earth offers an adventurous experience that provides for hours of entertainment. Dynamic Earth inventively takes its visitors back in time through interactive exhibitions that explore the fundamental questions of how both the Earth and the Universe work.

Georges Street
Like the Royal Mile in Old Town, Georges Street in New Town serves as the central road that unites the surrounding neighborhood. Developed during the 18th century, Georges Street features a wealth of fantastic storefronts, eateries, and historic monuments. Among the most luxurious sections of Georges Street is Multrees Walk, a shopping center consisting of renowned international brands like Harvey Nichols, Michael Kors, and Louis Vuitton.


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