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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 09 Nov 2019
Craigievar Guest House
09 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
From £221 per person
16 Pilrig Guest House
09 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
From £224 per person
Comfortable Studio Apartment in Leith
09 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
From £229 per person
Park View House Hotel - Guest House
09 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £236 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 28 Dec 2019
Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh West
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
From £421 per person
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
From £422 per person
Courtyard Edinburgh West
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
From £422 per person
Leonardo Edinburgh Murrayfield
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £437 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 18 Oct 2019
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Murrayfield Park Guest House
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £235 per person
Westfield Court
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
From £236 per person
Britannia Hotel Edinburgh
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £241 per person
Quiet and Cosy Edinburgh Flat
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
From £244 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 25 Oct 2019
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Sakura Edinburgh Guest House
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £171 per person
Cambridge House
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £171 per person
1 Bedroom Apartment with Private Patio Sleeps 3
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
From £173 per person
Clarin Guest House
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £174 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 01 Nov 2019
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Tony Asga - Aisha.Sakina Apartments
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
From £155 per person
Bala House
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
From £160 per person
Lanark Residence
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
From £160 per person
Thornfield House Limited
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
From £160 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 22 Nov 2019
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The Hostel
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £158 per person
Riccarton Inn
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
From £161 per person
Centre Stay Townhouse
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
From £161 per person
Kingsview Rooms
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
From £162 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 29 Nov 2019
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Edinburgh Thistle Guest House
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £120 per person
Adelphi Hotel
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £130 per person
Hermitage Guest House
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £131 per person
Minto House
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £131 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 06 Dec 2019
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Oatridge hotel
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
From £140 per person
Ardmillan Hotel
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £140 per person
Dalry Guesthouse
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £140 per person
1 Bedroom Apartment in Leafy Morningside
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
From £142 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 20 Dec 2019
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ibis budget Hotel Edinburgh Park
20 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
From £139 per person
Braveheart Guest House
20 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £141 per person
Piries Hotel
20 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £143 per person
no 57 Residence
20 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
From £148 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 17 Jan 2020
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OYO St Andrews
17 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
From £99 per person
Edinburgh Townhouse
17 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £102 per person
Counan Guest House
17 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
From £107 per person
Ritz Hotel
17 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £107 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 07 Feb 2020
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Abileen Guest House
07 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £172 per person
Innkeeper's Collection, Edinburgh, Dalkeith
07 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
From £174 per person
Acer Lodge Guest House
07 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £182 per person
Laird And Dog Inn
07 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £182 per person
Hotel ratings in Edinburgh
Merith House Hotel
Edinburgh
From £265 per person
Very happy customers :))
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
May 30, 2019
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
Edinburgh
From £246 per person
Perfect place to recharge and rest!!
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Oct 09, 2019
Edinburgh House Hotel - B&B
Edinburgh
From £217 per person
Amazing value
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
Jan 30, 2019
Stirling, United Kingdom

Flight and hotel Edinburgh

Discover the Scottish Capital of Edinburgh

Located on Scotland's east coast, about an hour north of the border with England, Edinburgh enjoys a stunning location on the Firth of Forth, and sits in the shadow of dormant volcano Arthur's Seat. It has been Scotland's capital since the 15th century. It's historic Old and New Towns are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the city is home to the biggest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe, every August.

What To Know Before Visiting Edinburgh

Flights to Edinburgh arrive from several UK destinations, including flights from Manchester and from all the major London airports. The city's tram link takes you from the airport directly into the city centre, and there is an excellent bus network which is the best way to get around while you're enjoying city breaks in Edinburgh. As you would expect, everyone speaks English and uses the same currency as in England, so you will have no problems having English bank notes accepted.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Edinburgh?

Scottish weather is notoriously unpredictable; you can have cold, wet days in summer, and mild, sunny days in winter! Be prepared for all weather conditions, no matter when you travel. By far the liveliest time to enjoy package holidays to Edinburgh is in August, when the Fringe Festival and the International Festival take place. The city is incredibly vibrant during this time, with street performances taking place along the Royal Mile, as well as many free shows alongside paid performances by some of the biggest names in comedy.

Christmas and New Year is another great time to spend a weekend in Edinburgh. December sees the city's Princes Street Gardens transformed into a Christmas market, while on New Year's Eve (or Hogmanay as it's known in Scotland), the main street becomes a huge street party venue, complete with live music and an impressive fireworks display at midnight. Entrance to the street party is limited so buy wristband tickets in advance if you want to join the celebration.

What To Do In Edinburgh?

  • Climb the dormant volcano Arthur's Seat and enjoy spectacular views of the city and across the Firth of Forth; or if you prefer, you can always tackle the smaller Calton Hill, which still has great views of the city centre.
  • Take the train to South Queensferry to get an up-close view of the Forth Rail Bridge and the two road bridges, including the recently-opened Queensferry Crossing.
  • Head to Portobello where you can stroll along the promenade, and even take a dip in the Firth of Forth if you're brave enough!
  • Take a night-time walking ghost tour to learn about Edinburgh's gruesome history, including body snatchers Burke and Hare.
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Union Canal, complete with afternoon tea.

Places To Visit In Edinburgh

There is no shortage of historic buildings and museums for visitors to enjoy on package holidays in Edinburgh. If you want to spend your weekend in Edinburgh learning about history or culture, check out some of the best attractions below:

  • Edinburgh Castle.
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse – where the Queen stays when she is in Edinburgh.
  • Britannia – the former Royal Yacht is now moored in Leith and is open to the public as a museum.
  • National Museum of Scotland – exhibits from prehistoric Scotland up to the present day.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens – escape the noise of the city with a relaxing stroll through Edinburgh's historic gardens.
  • The National Galleries – comprising the National Gallery on Princes Street, the National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Dean Village.

What To Eat In Edinburgh?

Edinburgh, and the whole of Scotland in fact, is famous for its whisky, and most bars and restaurants will stock several different varieties. You can even visit distilleries in the Borders by taking an organised tour with a local company or via the Borders Railway. Scotland's other national drink is Irn-Bru, a sugary fizzy juice which is made to a secret recipe. Irn-Bru is so popular in Scotland, that it is the only country in the world where Coca Cola is not the top-selling soft drink!

When it comes to food, there is only one delicacy you must try while enjoying city breaks in Edinburgh: haggis. This traditional Scottish dish is lamb mixed with onion, suet and oatmeal – stuffed inside a sheep's stomach. Before you get too squeamish, most modern haggis now uses artificial casings, but the result is just as tasty. It is traditionally served with "neeps and tatties" – turnips and potatoes to non-Scots – and oatcakes. Cullen Skink, a strongly-flavoured fish soup made with smoked haddock, is another popular Scottish dish, usually served as a starter or lunchtime snack.

What To Bring Back From Edinburgh?

There is no shortage of souvenir shops in and around Edinburgh's city centre, all selling tartan scarves and stuffed Loch Ness monsters. If you want to bring back souvenirs with a difference, why not go for a really good bottle of local whisky or try a bottle of Edinburgh Gin, distilled locally at their new facility in the city centre.

Splash out on your own kilt if you have developed a taste for Highland dress. Many kilt shops do great deals on items that were formerly for hire, or you can take back a cosy woolly jumper from the original Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop on Princes Street. Don't forget presents for family and friends too; Scottish shortbread or tablet, a sweet made from condensed milk and sugar, are always popular.

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