Escape to… The Balmoral Hotel | Edinburgh, Scotland

You will find The Balmoral at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street, where the Old Town stops and the New Town begins. Our hotel’s majestic clock defines the city’s skyline and since the day we opened in 1902 it has run three minutes fast to ensure you will never miss your train. The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel where our porters can still be organised to whisk guests from the station hall to the reception desk, and our kilted doormen will guide you into the hotel.

Edinburgh is the best of hosts. Each year, it welcomes thousands of visitors to the world’s biggest arts festivals, including the famous Edinburgh International festival and the Fringe. Even when it’s not festival time, you’ll find plenty to do. Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Museum, the City Art Centre and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are all nearby, as are the designer boutiques and department stores of Multrees Walk. With their inside knowledge, our Edinburgh Concierge can help you discover the city’s many hidden gems.

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance from Airport: Edinburgh, Scotland Airport (EDI) – approx. 30 mins away

The Balmoral makes a great Scotland “Escape”. Ready to plan your Edinburgh, Scotland  “Escape” ?  Contact me at!

P.S. J.K Rowling Suite – In February 2007 it was confirmed that author J. K. Rowling finished the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at this hotel. Rowling left a signed statement written on a marble bust of Hermes in her room saying; “J.K Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (552) on 11th Jan 2007”.The room has since been renamed the “J.K. Rowling Suite,” and the marble bust has been placed in a glass display case to protect it. The suite, priced at nearly £1,000 per night, is a pilgrimage site for Harry Potter fans.


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