Attractions Near Ballantrae Albany Hotel

There are so many places to see in Edinburgh and most of them are right on the doorstep of the
Albany Hotel. Here are just a few we recommend visiting:

The Edinburgh Playhouse 0.2 miles

Some of the country's best shows run at The Edinburgh Playhouse – and there is no more convenient
hotel accommodation in Edinburgh than The Albany if you're planning to take in a show.

We're also ideal Edinburgh Fringe accommodation. The Fringe Festival takes place every August and
stretches across the city centre – so we're right in the middle of all the entertainment you could
desire whether it's festival season or not!

Edinburgh Castle 1 mile

It is one of the most popular Edinburgh tourist attractions and there is always a queue to get in.
Fortunately you can book your Edinburgh Castle tickets online and skip the wait!
Why is it such a famous landmark? It is an ancient castle built on top of volcanic rock and a
fortress site that dates back to 600 AD. It is also the site of countless sieges – which means some
very dark and dramatic tales!

If you visit in August, you can watch the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Book your
Edinburgh Tattoo packages or tickets early as the nightly shows always sell out.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Park 0.9 miles

The Queen's official residence in Scotland stands at the end of the Royal Mile and many of its
magnificent rooms and gardens are open to the public.
The palace has strong links to Scotland's murky history and, since its origins in 1128, has
come to display the cumulative tastes of many monarchs including Mary Queen of Scots. You can visit
the Royal Collection to view an extensive gallery of artworks favored by the kings and queens of
more than 500 years.

And don't forget Holyrood Park just around the corner – a challenging climb up Arthurs Seat gives
you an incredible vantage point over Edinburgh.

Nelson Monument 0.8 miles

The Nelson Monument is one national museum Edinburgh is very proud of. It was built in
1815 in honor of Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar fighting French and Spanish

Visit the monument today to learn about Nelson's flagship 'Victory', life in the Romantic Era, and
how sailors in the 19th century learned to use the innovative Time Ball on the Nelson Monument to
plan the safest journeys.