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.
Scotland’s national football stadium is situated in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow and hosts the country’s competitive home internationals as well as the major professional cup finals. Formerly the world’s largest football stadium, Hampden has historically seen crowds as high as 149,000, but nowadays hosts a respectable 52,063 fans. The stadium is less than an hour’s train journey of Edinburgh and is easily accessible by car from Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian.
Royal Concert Hall
Enjoy an event at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during your stay at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Opened in 1990, the venue’s 2475-capacity main auditorium has played host to many renowned international touring groups and is the unofficial home of the annual Celtic Connections Festival, taking place every January.
The SECC is Scotland’s largest conference centre with a variety of halls capable of holding musical and theatrical events on the largest scale. The Norman Foster-designed part of the building has become an iconic part of the Glasgow skyline and is affectionately known by the locals as the Armadillo.
The SECC has been the stage for some of the biggest names in music, from local heroes like Franz Ferdinand to international megastars such as the Rolling Stones and from Bowie to the Beastie Boys, who famously used the cavernous space to advantage by holding a gig in a revolving boxing ring.
Since opening in September 2013, the SSE Hydro has hosted national and international music stars, as well as global entertainment and sporting events. As one of the most popular venues in Scotland, the Hydro can seat up to a 13,000 people and attracts an audience of over 1 million visitors each year. Situated in Glasgow as part of the SECC campus, the venue has played host to a number of grand functions and ceremonies, including the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony, the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.