Palmerston Suites - Around Us


Palmerston Suites is located in the exclusive West End area of Edinburgh. This area of the city contains many buildings of great architectural beauty, primarily long rows and crescents of Georgian terraced houses and a part of it lies in the World Heritage Site.

We are only a 5 minute walk away from one of the main train stations of Edinburgh –Haymarket Station. Haymarket train station connects most of the big cities of Scotland and England. If you are coming from the Edinburgh Airport the Airlink 100 bus also stops there.

We are 2 minute walk from the main east west route of the majority of buses and once the work will complete also the new tram route which will provide a very fast connection to and from the airport.
If you are coming by car the nearest car park is next to the Britannia hotel, a 5 minute walk from us. It costs £10 a day. In the streets nearby us there is off street Pay and Display parking for fractions of up to 4 hours with prices between £2.00 and 2.40 per hour. Parking is free between 18:30 and 8:30 and all day on Sundays on single yellow lines and Pay and Display parking bays. Please be aware that there is no free parking anywhere in Edinburgh City Centre and its surrounding areas.

Places of interest:

For a first-class experience shopping in Edinburgh, Princes Street should be your first stop. And lucky for you Palmerston Suites is just a 10 minute walk away from this marvellous shopping mecca.  Wander along the wide pavement of the street in Edinburgh city centre and enjoy the impressive views of Edinburgh Castle, towering above the beautiful Princes Street Gardens. Equally impressive are the shops; Princes Street shopping is a blend of high street brands with famous department stores such as Jenners to more affordable shops like H&M, Debenhams and Next. More great shopping and beautiful places where to eat or spend the evening in, is the George Street, parallel to Princes Street in the New Town.

A great place to relax after a bus day is the St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Edinburgh, and the only Cathedral in Scotland to maintain the tradition of daily Choral worship. With its three spires dominating Edinburgh’s western skyline, St Mary’s is Scotland’s largest Cathedral, and a renowned masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the Cathedral was consecrated in 1879, and has been open daily for public and private prayer ever since. It is also host to many concerts and cultural events throughout the year.

Just a few doors down from us is the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre. It is operated by The Palmerston Trust; a Registered Charity in Scotland. The Centre was formed to provide for Spiritualist and community needs in Edinburgh and become the new home of Edinburgh Association of Spiritualists. The Centre provides excellent learning facilities for all to have the opportunity to participate in a varied programme of workshop, seminars and worship in a comfortable and inviting venue. The centre is also used as an art exhibition venue for the Arusha Art Gallery so if you would to like admire and maybe purchase some contemporary art that’s a good place to start.

If you are planning to come to Edinburgh not just for leisure, but also for business, it might be important for you to know that the Edinburgh International Conference Centre is located just a few minute walk from the suites. Situated at the heart of Scotland's elegant and historic capital city, the EICC is one of the world's outstanding venues for conferences, conventions and exhibitions. Their purpose-built centre offers the very best in facilities and technology; and their experienced, enthusiastic team will help to ensure any event's success.

If you’ re keen for a bit of a walk, the Dean Village is  is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, only ten minutes’ walk from Palmerston Place. Look out for mill stones and carved stone plaques with baked bread and pies. Follow the walkway along the Water of Leith and you will come to the impressive Dean Bridge designed by Thomas Telford, and the classical temple of St Bernard's Well. The most striking building in the Dean Village is Well Court, recently restored with the help of Edinburgh World Heritage.

A short walk from the village is the Dean Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art – great places that offer a diverse range of visions, and generate critical debates on art and culture, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences. From the galleries there is a regular free shuttle service connecting them to the National Art Gallery in Princes Street. This is a good way to enjoy the best of art ad get a free ride.

Fancy seeing the famous penguin parade at Edinburgh Zoo? Or how about getting to know a bit more about more than 1,000 rare and endangered animals?  You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas, a fantastic gift shop, and free hilltop safari rides.
Just hop on Lothian bus number 31 that leaves every few minutes from Haymarket Station and in just a short ride you will be admiring some of the most exotic and exciting animals in the world.

Eating out: 

All of our Suites are equipped with a kitchen, so you are able to prepare yourself with anything starting from a simple breakfast to a real feast. There are a few small grocery shops scattered around us, but there is also a Tesco, a Sainsbury’s and two Co-op stores within walking distance.
For those who are not so keen on cooking themselves, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes around us to satisfy everyone’s needs.

If you are looking for something quick very near then the Time Pub, next door from us serves good breakfast, lunches and dinners. Time is great also for a drink in the evening, to watch some games on their big screen or for live music at weekends. All our guests get a 20% discount.

The Mercat Bar & Restaurant is Edinburgh’s independent, award-winning gastropub in the city’s West End. Whether you’re catching up with friends over a few glasses of vine, enjoying a tasty meal or a fully catered event with family or business colleagues – this is the place to come if you’re after great food & drinks, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with fantastic service all year round. Open daily from 9AM till 9PM

Milk – They serve sandwiches, hot food, salads and home baking straight away to sit in, or to take away in 100% compostable packaging. Their menu changes seasonally and is freshly prepared using only natural ingredients, plenty of fresh herbs and more than a bit of love and passion! Do try one of their world famous cupcakes as well. Open daily from 8AM till 3PM

Looking to spice up your day a wee bit? Why not try Indian Cavalry Club! The food is always excellent and bursting with flavour. The standard of service and quality of the dishes has never faltered. The staff dress like cavalry orderlies and the menu is wide ranging and delicious, and they even offer a vegetarian menu! Open daily from noon till 10:45PM

And one of the well hidden gems of Edinburgh must be the Atelier Restaurant. Their menu changes regularly and there are many tempting options ranging from Crispy Hake to Spanish Black Pudding. Their food is fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. The service is outstanding. If you are looking for good food in a comfortable, decently priced, unpretentious atmosphere this is the place for you. Open daily for lunch from noon till 14:30 and for dinner 18:00 to 22:00