The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Edinburgh, Scotland

Superior room

Princes Street Gardens

St. Giles' Cathedral

Modern elegance, plush rooms and all-round excellence at an Edinburgh hotel set across five listed Georgian townhouses – includes breakfast and a drink voucher


Set in Edinburgh's city centre, The Principal Edinburgh offers refined hospitality in the city's heart, so you're never too far from the best sightseeing opportunities. Stroll to Edinburgh Castle for a spot of history, shop your heart out on Princes Street, climb to the top of Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat for compelling views, or take in the blend of medieval and Neoclassical architecture across the Old and New Towns. The Principal Edinburgh is a mere six-minute drive or 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

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