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Getting Here

So you’ve booked and are all set for your short break or stay in Edinburgh and now you need to know about getting here.  Here are some of the ways:

If you are travelling by car from any direction, follow the signs to the city centre. If you are coming from the west, you will arrive in Princes Street with gardens and Castle on its south side. From there, the map will guide you to Castle Street, which is at the West end of Princes Street.

From the west, you must approach Castle Street via South Charlotte Street, follow the main “drag” of traffic turning right onto Queen Street; take the first right onto North Castle Street. Drive up North Castle Street when you will come to George Street at the top. Please park on George Street or North Castle Street as Castle Street is a “no-through” road and is soon to be totally pedestrian.

Castle Street is a no through road from Princes Street. From East / North or South, please drive down onto Queen Street and again approach Castle Street from North Castle Street.

Cars cannot travel in either direction along the length of Princes Street any more. Apologies – but Edinburgh city centre is very “car unfriendly”. There are no through roads; one way traffic management and roads where cars cannot travel at all.

If you are arriving by plane, Edinburgh Airport is only seven miles west of the centre of the city.

Car hire is available at the airport to serve all scheduled flights. The journey time to the town centre is around twenty minutes, although commuter traffic may increase this slightly between eight and ten in the mornings and four and six in the evenings.

The airport bus is very good – the service is frequent and leaves from just outside arrivals hall. Please alight at the Mound and walk back 1 block to Castle Street. We are on the left as you walk up Castle Street – less than 100 yards.

If you are arriving by train, Waverley Station is shown on the map. A short taxi ride will take you to Castle Street, although you may prefer to walk the 5-10 minute distance. Walk up onto Princes Street, then left towards Edinburgh Castle, and we are the 4th street on the right facing Edinburgh Castle.

If you are arriving by bus, St Andrew Square is also shown on the map and is no more than a five minute walk from Castle Street along George Street.

OUR CASTLE VIEW GUEST HOUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED!Due to the pandemic emergency that is affecting the tourist industry, we have sadly decided to make the Castle View Guest House inoperative until further notice.

Dear Valued Guest,

After the announcement by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and subsequent conference from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, we are writing to you letting you know the immediate impact of these announcements.

As you are aware the last six months since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the hospitality and tourism sector has been disproportionately affected. We were hoping that by now we would be seeing restrictions easing and the recovery of the tourism sector. However, this has not been the case; visitor numbers to the city have collapsed. And with further tightening of restrictions, possibly running on for another six months, well into next year, there is no end in sight.

Therefore we have made the difficult but only viable decision, to shut down for the Autumn and Winter period. With the number of infections rising exponentially and little or no sign of recovery in terms of tourist and guest numbers, then there is no way we can remain open and financially viable.

If you have a booking with us, or a voucher to redeem then please contact us in the spring, we are hoping that we can reopen again, on April 1st 2021.

We can imagine that this may be a difficult time for our guests, and this news will not be easy to digest, but currently, there is no viable business or means to remain open. We are hoping things will have significantly improved by April 2021. It also means we and our potential guests have clarity for the winter season and into next year.

Kind regards,


 CVH hotels.