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Welcome to The Howard

Address: 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

Hotel Description

Small and discreet, this elegant 5-star hotel has a great setting in Edinburgh’s New Town. With a personal butler service, there is also fine dining, free parking and free internet. The Howard is made up of 3 beautiful Georgian houses with luxurious rooms. Each room features a luxury private bathroom with Penhaligons toiletries, and an interactive flat-screen TV. A team of professional butlers is on hand to assist guests. The long list of services provided includes unpacking and packing luggage, concierge services and personal shopping. Atholl restaurant seats only 14 people for exclusive fine dining. Guests can enjoy breakfast in bed, Afternoon Tea or in-room dining served by the private butler. Room service is available 24/7. Guests at The Howard are less than 5 minutes’ walk from 6 art galleries. Shops and restaurants are found only a few minutes further away on foot.

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Georgian House - Edinburgh - Historical Houses

Georgian House - Edinburgh - Historical Houses

Distance 0.49 miles (0.78 km)
The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape from the cramped, squalid conditions of Edinburgh's Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town. The first owner, John Lamont, 18th Chief of the Clan Lamont, lived here with his family until 1815. The house's collections of beautiful china, shining silver, paintings and furniture all reflect the domestic surroundings and social conditions of the times. In the audio-visual room, video programmes describe the history of the New Town and in more dramatic form A Day in the Life of The Georgian House.

Edinburgh Playhouse - Select One

Edinburgh Playhouse - Select One

Distance 0.54 miles (0.86 km)
The Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh Centre in Scotland which now hosts touring music and musical concerts. Its capacity is 3,059, Stalls: 1,519, Balcony: 860 and Circle: 680 making it the largest UKs working theatre in terms of audience capacity.

Gladstones Land - Edinburgh - Historical Houses

Gladstones Land - Edinburgh - Historical Houses

Distance 0.64 miles (1.03 km)
This is an example of an early high-rise which housed diverse social classes. The merchant and his family would have lived in two of the apartments while the others would have been rented to another merchant, a minister, a knight and a guild officer.Gladstone's Land provides a unique opportunity to experience how people lived and worked in Edinburgh's Old Town over 300 years ago. The merchant's home features a remarkable painted ceiling, wall decoration, fine furnishings and a fascinating kitchen. On the ground floor, shop booths have been recreated in their original setting, complete with merchandise.

Edinburgh Castle - Castle

Edinburgh Castle - Castle

Distance 0.77 miles (1.24 km)
A majestic landmark which dominates the capital city's skyline just as it has dominated Scotland's long and colourful history. Edinburgh Castle is the best known and most visited of Historic Scotland's buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognisable fortress is a powerful national symbol, and part of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site. A rich mix of architectural styles reflects the castle's complex history and role as both stronghold and seat of Kings. The tiny St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh's oldest building, dates from the 1100s.