Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From its historical Old Town to the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there are amazing views, hidden courtyards, secret gardens and stunning architectural details almost everywhere you look. Yet the city is cosmopolitan too, with a bustling bar/cafe culture, vibrant nightlife and plenty of independent shops, boutiques and small galleries.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is on the Royal Mile, within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish Parliament and Edinburghs famous shopping thoroughfare, Princes Street. For full details about the rooms, facilities and services, see:
Within the hotel you will find the Melrose Spa & Health Club. The spa & health club is modern and spacious and equipped with innovative fitness technology, an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, three treatment rooms and a range of treatments and therapies.
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Edinburgh is a city with many small alleys to wander around and streets that lead to great views. But when arriving at the airport the first thing you probably want to do is go to the hotel and drop your luggage. Unicorn Interglobals Mike Peat, host of EDUC 2018, gives some personal advice on how to get to the venue of EDUC 2018.
First of all: how to get to Edinburgh? This is a flight scheme from different countries to Scotland. From there you can take a taxi, tram, or bus from the airport to the hotel. Take a look at Mikes tips to see what might be the best option for you!
Without doubt the best way to get to know Edinburgh, is to bring some good walking shoes, a map (possibly an umbrella) and set out on foot. There are plenty of bars and cafes where you can take a break and plan your next move.
If youre in too much of a rush to walk, then take a taxi. Youll find the black ones that you see in many European cities are easy to hail. When the orange light is on, on the front of the cab, it is for hire. If its pouring with rain or you are starting off from a hotel just call ahead.
Lothian Regional transport has many buses which do a great job. If you have an iPhone there is an app available to keep you up-to-date when a particular bus is due to arrive. www.lothianbuses.com
Directly opposite Waverley train station is the start point for the open top bus tours. A great way to get your bearings of the city while getting interesting information by the onboard guide. You can jump on and off the buses and there are different tours from which to choose. A good read of their website should help you decide which one is for you. http://edinburghtour.com/