“Comfortable rooms in iconic Edinburgh location” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Halcyon House, within easy walking distance of the theatre and the centre of Edinburgh, benefits from a fantastic location and has retained many of its original Georgian features. The bedrooms are split over three floors, come in a variety of sizes and are decorated in a basic but comfortable fashion. Front or back rooms offer either wonderful views of the gardens or views across to the Forth.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 14
- Family bedrooms: 7
- Bedrooms ground: 2
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Lounge with TV
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: f
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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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