The Principal Hotel George Street

The Principal Hotel George Street

About The Principal Hotel George Street

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 2PB
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The Principal formerly The George Hotel.

The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens.

The hotel’s interiors combine luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a palette of colours inspired by the great 19th-century Scottish landscape painters.

A nod to Edinburgh’s rich literary heritage, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier (an equal of Jane Austen, according to Sir Walter Scott). Records from the late 1840’s also show one John Oliphant living here—and Oliphant’s and Ferrier’s descendants founded one of Scotland’s most prestigious publishing houses in history.

Upcoming Events at The Principal Hotel George Street

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Receiving rave reviews in 2018, the brand new, fully immersive comedy 'Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience' comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 2019.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 11th Edinburgh Fringe!
Confetti and Chaos

Confetti and Chaos

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Confetti and Chaos, the 5-star all-in-one dining experience that has fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress, is returning to Edinburgh Fringe!

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