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Shopping & Leisure

You really are spoilt for choice here at Playfair House if shopping is your thing!! From the UK’s top department store Harvey Nichols to John Lewis, Jenners, and House of Fraser, there is something here for everyone. We are also a 5 minute walk from Edinburgh’s most stylish George Street where you will find a wonderful range of jewellers, gift shops, flagship stores and many of the city’s finest bars and restaurants all within walking distance.

Edinburgh Zoo

Why not take time out to visit Edinburgh’s 2 giant Panda’s Tian Tian and Yang Guang?! Both can be found at Edinburgh’s Zoo which is Scotland’s 2nd most popular visitor attraction after Edinburgh Castle attracting well over 600,000 people per year. Tickets and transfers available.


From Dirty Dancing to X-Factor live ,there is sure to be a show on during your stay in Edinburgh. The Playhouse Theatre is 2 minutes walk from our hotel and Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Traverse and Usher Hall are all within 10 minutes travel. Check with our reception team for details on offers during your stay.


The longest dry ski slope in Europe is situated only 20 minutes away from the hotel. The outdoor facility is open all year round for skiing, snowboarding and snowblading. Equipment is available to hire at the venue. Transfers are available from the hotel by contacting reception.


Scotland is home to the most famous and one of several of the oldest golf courses in the world including The Old Course at St.Andrews ( 90 mins away ) and The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club (20 mins away).

Here in Edinburgh we are also privileged to have endless championship courses on our doorstep including Muirfield, Gullane and many more …..For more details and access to over 22 courses playable most of the year and within 30 minutes travel click on the following link – and to play some of the finest courses in the world including The Old Course at St Andrews click on – Transfers are available from the hotel by contacting our reception.

Get in touch!

If you have any queries about the hotel then please feel free to get in touch

You can give us a call on 0131 556 1131 or fill in or contact form through the link below.

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