where to get the best views of Edinburgh castle

if you're looking for the best views of edinburgh castle while staying in the scottish capital here are the best places to check out...

Grassmarket is part of the Old Town and very close to the castle.  Hotels here can get great views.

East Princes Street near WaverleytTrain station gives good views of the castle, Scott's Monument and the Old Town

The West End of Princes Street is another good place to enjoy the castle view and Princes Street Gardens

While the Royal Mile is good for actually visiting the castle and Old Town it's not a great place to stay for castle views

For the best hotels that have rooms with a castle view in these areas check out my post!