Edinburgh Train Station Waverley was first opened in 1846 and was rebuilt between 1892-1902. It lies between the old town and modern Edinburgh, adjacent to Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Princes Street Gardens.
The station serves over 14 million people each year. Various refurbishments have been undertaken over the years, but the past still survives in the station’s elaborate, domed ceiling where wreathed cherubs leap amid a wealth of scrolled ironwork.
The main shopping area of the city centre and the Royal Mile is always within walking distance. The area around Waverley in Edinburgh is always a popular choice for travellers interested in history, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and food. Some cheap hotels near Waverley train station in the city center include the Royal British hotel, The Inn Place and The Baxter Hostel. All of them are only a short distance away.
Places to stay for the night can easily be found in either the medieval and historical Old Town area or the 18th Century New Town area. When staying for a couple days you are able to do some shopping on Princes Street or visit some highlights of the city such as the Edinburgh Zoo.