Enter this former bank from the posh St Andrew Square address and there is a sense of immediate…
Elder York Guest House
“Very handily placed for many city attractions” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Elder York Guest House is centrally located just minutes from the bus station, Harvey Nichols and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Accommodation is situated up flights of stairs and all bedrooms are well appointed with many thoughtful extras including WiFi. Quality breakfasts are served at individual tables overlooking Queen Street.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 12
- Family bedrooms: 1
- Children welcome
- Free TV
- Open all year
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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