Edinburgh is alive with history and culture and is home to fascinating tourist destinations. With an enviable location in the heart of the Scottish capital - let Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian be your starting point as you create extraordinary memories of your own in this iconic city.
Harvey Nichols is the UK’s top upscale department store. It’s a mecca for fashionistas, foodies and ladies who lunch. Over five opulent floors, Harvey Nichols showcases niche and mainstream beauty and fragrance brands, must-have accessories and jewellery from the hottest designers and carefully edited selections from international designer catwalk collections by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.
Harvey Nichols is more than just a shop; it’s one of the places to see and be seen in Edinburgh. Sip a cocktail in the bar while planning what to have for lunch in the Forth Floor Brasserie or Restaurant, so called because of the spectacular Edinburgh views seen from the wraparound windows.
The Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is one of the most historic and fascinating streets in Edinburgh, boasting a plethora of attractions and shops. Running from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood House, it was the backbone of Edinburgh Old Town, and still is the heart of the city. You will definitely find the perfect gift or souvenir in one of the specialist shops, authentically Scottish to varying degrees.
You can buy virtually anything on the Royal Mile: whiskies, tartan and kilts, knitwear, Scottish gifts, bagpipes, antiques, old-fashioned candy and traditional fudge, Celtic jewellery, Scottish music, books, art and prints.
House of Fraser
The House of Frasers is Scotland’s favourite and most venerable designer clothing shop. Ladies and gentlemen have been buying the finest tailoring and formal wear at Frasers - as it is affectionately known here - for generations. Today Frasers stocks cutting edge, contemporary clothing brands as well as the timeless elegance of more upscale designers and is conveniently located just across the street from Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian.
George Street is undoubtedly Edinburgh's most stylish shopping street. From designer emporium Cruise at the west end of the street to Harvey Nichols by St. Andrews Square, George Street has it all: the flagship store of The White Stuff, Jack Wills, Phase Eight, Churches, Brooks Brothers, Austin Reid, Jaeger, Jane Davidson, 21st Century Kilts and LK Bennett. In addition to these high end stores, George Street boasts a range of jewellers and gift shops.