You will arrive at Waverley which is Edinburgh's main station.
It is just off Princes St and close to the Royal Mile.
Waverly would be where you get off. That Holiday Inn is in the other side of the hill from the train station. Leave the station by whichever exit you are closest to and make your way up to the Royal Mile. Head east on the High Street. Take the second right (there are no left turns on this part) after Bridge Street and walk down to Cowgate. Turn left and the Holiday Inn Express is just a little ways.
You have to get an access code from the front desk in order to use the wifi. The lift is as slow as molasses and doesn't always go to the floor you want it too.Edited: 21 July 2012, 15:08
just to clear things up from Clemrick post.
take the market street exit from the train station, cross the road at the exit(pedestrian crossing there, walk tp the left till you join Jeffrey street (about 100 yards max) this is street that veers to the right and follow that round to the junction which joins the Royal Mile , you should have the Tass pub on one corner and the Worlds end on the other, cross the road to the Worlds End ( great pub for food BTW)and you are on St,Marys street, walk down the hill to the junction , turn right at the junction ( the Travelodge is here) and the HE is a few yards further on. should take less than 10 minutes walkingEdited: 21 July 2012, 16:12
Ooops "you should have the Tass pub", now called No1 High Street.
jings when did they change that.I was in the Worlds End a couple of weeks ago and actualy walked past the former Tass, never even noticed. mind you i did have a young lady on my arm.
Thanks, unclegus. That's the exit where my directions fail. I was trying to leave the specific exit unspecified so the OP wouldn't have to worry about which exit. For some reason I always get lost in Waverly.
The directions we had when stayed there had us cross North Bridge and continue on to Infirmary St. and down to Cowgate. Which also works! I was trying for a shorter way.
A reverse of your directions is how we went back to the station when leaving.
Waverley has a raised walkway which runs North to South - you can see it from the concourse, above the front of the ticket office. See 'mezzanine bridge' on this map and you can easily find Market Street.
Unclegus gives good advice. The quickest route, and the minimum up and down hill (Edinburgh is a 3D city)
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