We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The Allan Ramsay Hotel that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
Edinburgh Castle sits on high above the city of Edinburgh. It holds many of Scotland's national treasures including the Stone of Destiny and the Royal Crown Jewels.
Edinburgh International Festival
The Edinburgh International Festival is an annual festival of performing arts in Edinburgh, Scotland, over three weeks in August. By invitation from the Festival Director, the International Festival brings top class performers of music (especially classical music), theatre, opera and dance from around the world to perform. The festival also hosts a series of visual art exhibitions, talks and workshops.
Edinburgh Zoo, formerly the Scottish National Zoological Park, is an 82-acre (33 ha) non-profit zoological park in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The land lies on the south facing slopes of Corstorphine Hill, from which it provides extensive views of the city. Built in 1913, and owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, it receives over 600,000 visitors a year, which makes it Scotland's second most popular paid-for tourist attraction, after Edinburgh Castle. As well as catering to tourists and locals, the zoo is involved in many scientific pursuits, such as captive breeding of endangered animals, researching into animal behaviour, and active participation in various conservation programs around the world.
Pentlands Hills Regional Park
The Allan Ramsay sits on the edge of the beautiful Pentland Hills. There are a number of walks of varying difficulty starting in the village. Visit the website for more details.
This remarkable building and place of worship dating from the 15th century - made famous by Dan Brown' book The Di Vinci Code. Located about 5 miles from The Allan Ramsay.
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.
Scottish National Trail
The Allan Ramsay sits right on the Scottish National Trail which goes from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders to Cape Wrath at the very tip of the country.