Edinburgh is alive with history and culture and is home to fascinating tourist destinations. With an enviable location in the heart of the Scottish capital - let Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian be your starting point as you create extraordinary memories of your own in this iconic city.
Balmoral Castle is set in the shadows of the fabled mountain Lochnagar, on the Balmoral Estate. The estate was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, and has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since.
Balmoral extends to just over 50,000 acres of heather clad hills and ancient Caledonian woodland, with the beautiful River Dee running through it.
Stirling Castle, like Edinburgh Castle, is built on an extinct volcano, and is one of the most elaborate and impressive castles in Scotland. Its central location in Stirling, ‘the heart of Scotland’, made it of vital strategic interest to anyone wanting to control the country. This led Stirling Castle to be the focal point for some of the most momentous events in Scottish history.
Braemar Castle was built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar, but for the last two centuries has been the clan seat of the Farquharsons of Invercauld. You can see the Clan’s memorabilia, and possibly one of the resident ghosts!