Edinburgh City Centre
As one of the newest boutique hotels Edinburgh, our city centre location is ideal for visiting many of the main attractions, and all the sites of historic interest listed below are within walking distance from The Chester Residence.
Visiting Edinburgh’s Old Town is a fascinating journey into the past. Enjoy its stunning historic architecture and walk down the narrow wynds and closes while soaking up the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful city landscapes in the world.
The Royal Mile
A mile long street, the Royal Mile runs through the heart of the Old Town connecting Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood, the Queen's Edinburgh residence. Alongside a plethora of shops, pubs and restaurants there are countless closes, each with its own name and story to tell.
Standing high above the city, Edinburgh Castle is a magnificent sight, with the oldest surviving part being a Norman chapel built in the 12th century. The Great Hall, built by James IV in 1510, houses a fine collection of weapons and armour, and the castle still serves as a working military establishment today.
St. Giles Cathedral
St Giles Cathedral is located on the Royal Mile and is an impressive architectural achievement. Many famous Scottish figures are linked to St Giles but perhaps the most famous is John Knox, leader of the Protestant Reformation
The Greater Grassmarket brings to life Edinburgh's history. A number of the traditional pubs have been here since 1500 and continue to thrive. The architecture around the main market square has been the backdrop for many a story and was previously used as the city's gallows.