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Embrace Art and Culture: Things to Do When You Stay at the Royal Scots Club


Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and the ideal destination for a city break. When staying at the Royal Scots Club, you don’t have to go far to discover a variety of arts, entertainment and culture. Situated in one of Edinburgh’s finest Georgian streets, it’s in the perfect location for visitors to experience many of Edinburgh’s local attractions.

Here is just a small selection of the wonderful places to visit, right on the Royal Scots Club’s doorstep:

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is home to fascinating displays of historic paintings through to modern iconic photography. When you visit, you will find yourself coming face to face Scotland, past and present. Even the gallery’s red sandstone, neo-gothic building is exceptional. Each of the gallery’s 17 displays explores different aspects of Scotland’s heritage. Scotland’s history is told through portraits of historic figures like Mary, Queen of Scots and Robert Burns, to more recent innovators in the arts, sciences and sport.

The Stand Comedy Club

The Stand comedy club is home to new talent and where many established acts first appeared. Major touring acts to local hopefuls can take the mike here. Just five minutes from Princes Street, The Stand has become a mainstay of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The club presents theatre quality stand-up comedy performances in an intimate cabaret style atmosphere.

Open Eye Gallery

The Open Eye Gallery first opened in 1982 and is one of Scotland’s leading modern private art galleries. Located in a Georgian townhouse, it provides an extensive display of modern Scottish printmaking, painting and arts.

Edinburgh Playhouse

There is nothing quite like the Edinburgh theatre scene outside of New York and London. The Edinburgh Playhouse is the centre of many wonderful theatres and performance venues. Once a cinema, the Playhouse has a huge capacity and is the UK’s largest operating non-sports theatre. Dedicated to musical and traditional theatre, it’s also home to musical acts and performers. Edinburgh Playhouse is a fantastic venue for taking in a show and enjoying some of the bestselling theatre performances the UK has to offer.

The Royal Scots Club is perfectly positioned for exploring the whole of Edinburgh and also going a little further afield to events at Murrayfield or on the outskirts of the city. Just wandering close by our accommodation gives you a chance to lap up the culture Edinburgh has to offer.

The Royal Scots Club

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