City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Balmoral Hotel


Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
New Town, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 556 2414

One of Edinburgh's landmark New Town buildings, the 5-star luxury Balmoral Hotel towers above Waverley Station at the East end of Edinburgh's Princes Street. It is distinguished by its 190 foot clock tower which is visible from miles around, such as from Calton Hill.

The grand Victorian building was formerly known as the North British Hotel after the North British Railway Company. In keeping with tradition, the clock still runs a couple of minutes fast to help rail passengers catch their train on time.