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The Enchanting City of Edinburgh

Arguably one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations, Edinburgh city breaks welcome you to buzzing culture, considerable history, stunning views and thriving nightlife. From the picturesque sights of the old town to the sprawl of attractions on the Royal Mile and grandeur of George Street, you’ll fall in love with every inch of this vibrant city.

Whether you’re here to explore Edinburgh’s fascinating literary history or to sample some of the finest whisky Scotland has to offer, you’ll find a wealth of things to do in the capital. The city itself is a photographer’s dream – a mass of stunning architecture, cobbled alleyways adorned with old street names leading to old taverns, with the striking silhouette of the castle providing a majestic backdrop for your city breaks to Edinburgh. A hotspot for delicious cuisine and shopping, you’ll find even more to explore in the nearby cultural capital of Glasgow.

Castles and Climbs

With its huge range of historical and cultural attractions, there is always something to see and discover on city breaks to Edinburgh. Explore the interior of Edinburgh Castle or experience the spectacular Military Tattoo, an annual celebration with an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance.

Edinburgh is steeped in history and offers a myriad of unusual attractions for those brave enough to delve deep into its past. Step into the Edinburgh Dungeons for a thrill-filled journey into Scotland’s murky history or embark on a midnight ghost tour for bloodthirsty tales and a visit to the iconic Greyfriars Cemetery.

Edinburgh city breaks are ideal for those with an adventurous streak. The challenging climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat, paired with bracing winds, is an exhilarating journey and you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the city. Steady your nerves afterwards with a visit to the Whiskey Experience – a fascinating attraction revealing how the traditional tipple is made, as well as some obligatory tasting! If you fancy sampling more of Scotland’s whisky, head to nearby Dundee for a bustling city with a big heart.

As one of Britain’s greenest cities, Edinburgh boasts plenty of opportunities to get out in the open air, whether it’s a picnic in the meadows or a swift pint in one of the many pub gardens dotted around the town. To make the most of a sunny day on your Edinburgh city breaks, head to the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens or visit the giant pandas in Edinburgh Zoo.

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Attractions

Add a bit of culture to your trip by visiting the Natural Galleries of Scotland. Housed in three sites across Edinburgh city, these galleries display some of the best art in the world. For a bit of historical content, book tickets to go and visit the Edinburgh Castle, where you can see beautiful views from the top of the volcanic castle rock it sits on.

Activities

For those who favour designer brands, head towards the Lothians where you’ll find a substantial designer labels and unique trends among the shops. Princes Street to George Street offer shopping centres to the designer outlet village. To view the city as a whole, book tickets for one of the bus tours where you’ll see and learn about the horrible histories of old and new town Edinburgh and its heritage.

Nightlife

For familiar surroundings and a chill out evening, visit the Cineworld or Odeon cinema to watch a newly released film. Alternatively for a social drink in a surrounding, which commemorates old Edinburgh, try out the Frankenstein Pub if you dare. For those who wish to party the night away, head to The Liquid Room or The Bongo Club – Edinburgh’s popular club destinations.

Hotels

For short city breaks on a budget, look no further than the Dunstane Hotels. Two inviting hotel buildings with gorgeous interiors offer their visitors the sufficient necessities in the perfect heart of the Edinburgh city. Perfect for city breaks, girl's weekends or a lad’s getaway.