Attractions Near Ballantrae West End

There are so many places to see in Edinburgh and many of them are right on the doorstep of Ballantrae West End Hotel. Here are just a few we recommend visiting:

St Mary's Cathedral 0.05 miles (81 yards)

The three spires of St Mary's Cathedral dominate Edinburgh's skyline and you are seconds away from it when you stay with Ballantrae West End Hotel.

The Cathedral is one of the most striking structures in Edinburgh's New Town and, although it was rebuilt in the late 19th century, church foundations have existed on the site since 900 AD.

St Mary's Cathedral is also the last of its kind in Scotland where you can observe a historic daily choral tradition.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and The Dean Gallery Edinburgh 0.6 miles

Modern art lovers rejoice, because at Ballantrae West End Hotel you are a mere 10 minute walk from the most fascinating modern art gallery Edinburgh opens to the public.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is divided between a beautiful Neo Classical building and the more recently acquired Dean Gallery.

Princes Street 0.6 miles

There is a plethora of things to do in Edinburgh and a brief 15 minute walk into the city centre will take you to many of them. Just off of Princes Street you can discover famous sites including Jenners, Edinburgh Castle and The Edinburgh Dungeon.

Edinburgh's Fringe Festival also starts on Princes Street in August every year. The city centre is packed during this time, so the ability to get to the festivities easily and yet escape from the immediate craziness of it by night makes Ballantrae West Hotel the ideal Edinburgh Fringe accommodation.

Edinburgh Zoo 2.4 miles

A 10 minute drive up to Corstophine Hill will take you to a site of spectacular vistas over the city – and you get to share the view with the wide array of species residing at the Edinburgh Zoo.

The zoo makes for a fantastic family day out, featuring animals from around the world including koalas and King penguins.