Discover Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is known for its captivating beauty and unique character. The lesser-known thing about Edinburgh? There’s always something new to discover. Expect surprises at every turn – from the arresting views of its dramatic skyline to the winding cobbled streets that beg to be explored.

Scotland’s ancient capital

The Old Town sits parallel to the elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town, where you’ll find InterContinental Edinburgh The George. Walk between the two to uncover historical monuments, famous attractions and luxury shopping and dining spots. Together, the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status.

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For Curious Guests

Elevate your Edinburgh experience

Curated excursions for curious guests. Discover authentic, immersive things to do in Edinburgh, including private whisky tastings, quintessential Scottish afternoon teas, and an exclusive visit to one of the country’s grandest houses.

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InterContinental Edinburgh, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB, UK

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There is a regular tram service from the airport that costs £5.50 for a single trip, or £8.50 for a return. It takes about 40 minutes and stops at St Andrew Square, just a minute’s walk from the hotel.


The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley Station, which has direct services to London King’s Cross. Getting a taxi from the station takes approximately five minutes, and the fare is between £6 and £8. However, the walk won’t take you more than ten minutes.


Edinburgh International Airport is just seven miles, or 25 minutes by taxi, from the hotel. A typical fare is under £25 (this may be higher on public holidays).

InterContinental Edinburgh The George

The George Hotel, George Street, Edinburgh, UK

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, UK

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St James Quarter, Edinburgh

St James Quarter, St James Square, Quarter, Edinburgh, UK

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Johnnie Walker, Princes Street

Johnnie Walker Princes Street, Princes Street, Edinburgh, UK

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Slater Menswear, George Street

Slater Menswear Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh, UK

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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, UK

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Multrees Walk & Harvey Nichols

harvey nichols, Edinburgh, UK

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National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries of Scotland: Modern One, Belford Road, Edinburgh, UK

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Palace of Holyrood House

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh, UK

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Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

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The Royal Yacht Brittania

Royal Yacht Britannia, Leith, Edinburgh, UK

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The Port of Leith Distillery

The Port of Leith Distillery, Leith, Edinburgh, UK

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Jorum Perfume

Jorum Studio, Saint Stephen Street, Edinburgh, UK

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Bard Scotland

Bard Scotland, Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, UK

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I J Mellis Cheesemongers

I.J. Mellis Cheesemongers Stockbridge, Bakers Place, Edinburgh, UK

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