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Fishing village vibe in bustling Edinburgh

A district of the Scottish capital just 2 miles north of its historic and thriving city centre, Newhaven offers a more laid-back alternative to the hubbub of the inner city. This tranquil and traditional feel stretches from its quaint Firth of Forth harbour, where fishing boats come to moor, to its numerous historical points of interest, such as the 1840s-built Victoria Primary School, the oldest still in use in the city.

Walk the walk in Leith

A quick trip to neighbouring Leith opens the door to several cultural attractions - well, what would you expect from the home of iconic 1990s film Trainspotting? Have a crack at creating your own mug at The Ceramic Experience, delve into the vast history of creative local talent at the fascinating Scottish Design Exchange and head down to see the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Queen's former floating palace now docked at Ocean Terminal.

Where to start in Edinburgh?

With the breathtaking Palace of Holyroodhouse standing at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat, you don't have to look far for a day like no other in this thrilling city. Plus the famous Camera Obscura offers unique 360 degree panoramic views. Planning a trip to Newhaven? The Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel and Travelodge Edinburgh Haymarket Hotel are both perfectly positioned for everything this exciting city has in store.