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Channings enjoys a quiet location, but can still call itself a Edinburgh city centre hotel. Set on a cobbled street overlooking private gardens, yet is only a 10-minute walk from the West End, where you can explore the city's many tourist attractions, such as Princes Street, the main shopping area right by Edinburgh Castle.

Should you wish to stay very close to home, our Edinburgh city centre hotel is just a short stroll from the very popular area of Stockbridge, often described as a 'village within the city'. Relax and unwind as you enjoy the vibrant cafe-culture that has developed and wander through the many one of a kind boutiques and galleries which have emerged in recent years, making this one of Edinburgh's trendiest areas.

Directions - From A1

Coming off the A1 follow signs to Edinburgh City Centre where you will end up at the East end of Princes Street, at the top of Leith Walk. Once you go past the Playhouse Theatre on your left hand side take a right onto York Place at the next roundabout. Follow York Place (which becomes Queen Street) until the end where you will reach Ainslie Place - a crescent - whereby you follow the road to the left until you get to Randolph Crescent. Follow Randolph Crescent to the left, turning right onto Queensferry Street. You will cross The Dean Bridge, and then take the second turn off on the right leading onto Dean Park Crescent, take the first left which takes you onto South Learmonth Gardens and Channings is about half way along on the left.

Directions - From the Airport

Coming out of the airport follow the signs for the Edinburgh city centre. Once you go under an underpass, go straight through at the junction which will take you onto Glasgow Road (A8). You will see PC World on your right-hand side, go straight over the round-about and stay on this road for 3 miles. (During the 3 miles the road changes names several times, St Johns Road, Costorphine Road, Roseburn Terrace then onto Haymarket Terrace). As you get closer to the city centre Haymarket train station will be on your right-hand side. At the traffic lights after the station go straight through. Stay in the left hand lane as you approach the next set of lights. Turn left onto Palmerston Place then turn right at the traffic lights on Chester Street. Go to the end of this road and take a left at the lights onto Queensferry Street, this will take you across Dean Bridge. Once across take the third right, which takes you onto South Learmonth Avenue. This road goes downhill then turns to the right, follow the road round and Channings is 30m along on the right-hand side.

Directions From the North

Approach Edinburgh on the A90 from Forth Road Bridge and follow signs for the City Centre. This will lead you onto Queensferry Road; follow this road for about 3 miles. At The Holiday Inn Garden Court Hotel (situated on your right) take the right fork in the road. Continue on, straight over a mini round about and through traffic lights take the first left. At the bottom of the road, take a right into South Learmonth Gardens, Channings is approximately 30m ahead on the right.

Travelling by Train

Edinburgh has two stations, Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the main station, situated on Princes Street about 1 1/2 miles away from our Hotel in Edinburgh Centre and is approximately 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel. Haymarket station to the west of the city centre is 5 minutes by taxi and half a mile away.

TransPennine Express offer trains to and from Edinburgh starting from as little as £8. For tourist information and useful links take a look at their Edinburgh destination page.

Buses to Channings

If you are in the city and would like to get a bus back to the hotel Buses 19, 37 and 37A leave from The Waverley Station Steps and drop off on Queensferry Road, the stop just over the Dean Bridge is the one closest to Channings.


Car parking is available on South Learmonth Gardens and the surrounding area. This is charged at £1.20 per hour (for a maximum of 4 hours), Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:30. Out with these times, you can park on South Learmonth Gardens free of charge. Please note, due to Edinburgh City Council’s parking restrictions, there is no alternative free parking near Channings.

If you need to park your car for more than 4 hours, you may wish to use alternative parking at the Edinburgh Castle Terrace NCP. This is approximately 20 minutes walk from the hotel and is in the City Centre making it ideal if you are spending a day sightseeing. For the most up to date pricing and information, you can visit the Castle Terrace NCP website.

Whats on in Edinburgh?

Whatever time of year you decide to pay us a visit in Edinburgh there will be something to see and do! Why not take in one of our festivals – for further information please see

Or perhaps you are attending a conference at the EICC - if so then The Edinburgh Collection has the perfect accommodation solution for you. Our hotels are ideally located and priced for your visit to Edinburgh city centre.

Sport plays a major factor in Edinburgh and Murrayfield Stadium is easily accessed from each of our hotels. For further details of sporting events and gigs please see

If you are coming to Edinburgh with your children then why not visit the recently renovated National Museum – there is something for all ages!

And if you are just coming to Edinburgh city centre for a shopping trip - then don’t forget to pay a visit to George Street as well as Princes Street. And if you can – make sure you pay a visit to Harvey Nichols.

For more information on events and attractions visit our page at The Edinburgh Collection.