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Location

Edinburgh has 2 stations, Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the main station, situated just off Princes Street - 1 mile away and is approximately 5 minutes by taxi to the hotel. Haymarket station is to the west of the city centre approximately 1.5 miles from the hotel and will take about 10 minutes in a taxi.

Edinburgh has direct trains to London (journey time 4hr 30mins), which depart and arrive every half an hour. Edinburgh is also easily accessible by train from Newcastle, York, Leeds and Manchester. Trains arrive/depart from Glasgow every 15 minutes.

TransPennine Express offer trains to and from Edinburgh starting from as little as £8. For tourist information and useful links take a look at their Edinburgh destination page.

Travelling by Road

We have our own private car park at the rear of the hotel which is available for £15 per 24 hour period for our guests. Our Senior Porter, Roy Thomson will be on hand to park the car for you when you arrive and we would happily arrange for a full car valet should you require it.

Travelling From the West and the Airport

From the M8 Eastbound, take A8 and after the airport to your left keep in the right lane, then under the underpass. Go straight on at major lights. Keep on this road for approximately 4 miles until you reach Princes Street (after Shandwick Place). Carry on to Princes Street and take the first left onto South South Charlotte Street. Go straight ahead and down the hill. Take a right (no left turn) onto Albyn Place, leading to Queen Street. Once on Queen street, take the 2nd turning on your left onto Queen Street Gardens East and then the 3rd right onto Great King Street. The Howard is situated within the first block on the left hand side.

From the North

Approach Edinburgh on the A90 from the Forth Road Bridge and follow signs for the city centre. At the Holiday Inn Garden Court Hotel (Right), take right fork on the road. Continue straight on at a roundabout and aim for the town centre. You will cross a large old bridge (Dean Bridge) about 1 mile from the roundabout. Upon leaving the bridge, there will be a small hill. Take the first left after the bridge at the traffic lights on to Randolph Crescent. Take the first left and right at the mini-roundabout onto St Colme Street, leading to Queen Street. Once on Queen street, take the 2nd turning on your left onto Dundas Street and then the 3rd right onto Great King Street. The Howard is situated within the first block on the left hand side.

From the South

The A1 North will bring you right into Edinburgh's city centre.Drive past the Playhouse (on your left) and take the second exit at the immediate roundabout (by the cinema/Omni Centre). Drive along York Place, which becomes Queen Street, Take the second right along Queen Street Gardens West, which becomes Howe Street. Take the third right turn which is Great King Street. Travel along the cobbled street and go straight over the traffic lights, The Howard is almost immediately on the left hand side.

From the A7 or A68 turn left onto bypass A720 and then right, off the bypass, onto A702. From A702 and A703 go over bypass staying on A702. Stay on to Comiston Road, Morningside Road, Bruntsfield Place - past the Kings Theatre on the right. Keep in the left lane and bear left at lights onto Lothian Road. At the end take a right onto Princes Street and immediate left onto South Charlotte Street. Go straight ahead and down the hill. Take a right (no left turn) onto St Colme Street, leading to Queen Street. Once on Queen street, take the 2nd turning on your left onto Dundas Street and then the 3rd right onto Great King Street. The Howard is situated within the first block on the left hand side.

From the A70 go into town and from Dalry Road keep in the left lane. You'll join Haymarket Terrace. Carry on to Princes Street and take the first left onto South South Charlotte Street. Go straight ahead and down the hill. Take a right (no left turn) onto St Colme Street, leading to Queen Street. Once on Queen street, take the 2nd turning on your left onto Dundas Street and then the 3rd right onto Great King Street. The Howard is situated within the first block on the left hand side.

Parking

We at the Howard Hotel Edinburgh Scotland, have a secure car park located at the rear of the Howard. Car parking is charged at £15.00 per space per 24 hour period. Just pull up at the front door and one of our Butler team will be more than happy to park your car for you.

Whats on in Edinburgh?

Whatever time of year you decide to pay us a visit in Edinburgh there will be something to see and do! Why not take in one of our festivals – for further information please see www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/

Or perhaps you are attending a conference at the EICC www.eicc.co.uk - if so then The Edinburgh Collection has the perfect accommodation solution for you. Our hotels are ideally located and priced for your visit to Edinburgh city centre.

Sport plays a major factor in Edinburgh and Murrayfield Stadium is easily accessed from each of our hotels. For further details of sporting events and gigs please see www.scottishrugby.org

If you are coming to Edinburgh with your children then why not visit the recently renovated National Museum – there is something for all ages! www.nms.ac.uk

And if you are just coming to Edinburgh city centre for a shopping trip - then don’t forget to pay a visit to George Street as well as Princes Street. And if you can – make sure you pay a visit to Harvey Nichols.