Cold temperatures still hold Edinburgh in their grip and although on some days the sun is already surprisingly powerful, winter days in the Scottish capital often remain dark, wet and blustery.
In other words, February is a good time to explore the rich landscape of galleries and museums Edinburgh has to offer. Located in the heart of the New Town, our guest house is close to some of the most fascinating collections in Scotland today:
Ø We are a mere ten walking minutes away from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street. Recently renovated and currently exhibiting ‘Close Encounters: Thomas Annan’s Glasgow’ this gallery is a must-see during your visit of Edinburgh.
Ø Picardy Place, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 is also in The Walton’s neighbourhood. A statue and a pub called ‘The Conan Doyle’ remind locals and visitors alike of the connection between Scotland’s capital and the man who invented Sherlock Holmes. A collection of material relating to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life is held at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Nicolson Street
Ø The National Library of Scotland, currently hosting an exhibition titled ‘Beyond Macbeth: Shakespeare in Scottish collections’ is a short bus ride away from The Walton (Lothian Buses 23.27). The Library’s Visitor Centre in the George IV Bridge Building offers a space for you to enjoy a coffee, and browse the online collections.
We still have a few rooms available for February. If you are interested in staying with us this month, please use the booking calendar on this site to make a secure online reservation. For queries and further information regarding our bed & breakfast accommodation please send an email to email@example.com.