Cultured and Historical Edinburgh
With so much to see and do, Edinburgh is a great choice for a weekend away with friends and loved ones. Famously known for it's outstanding medieval and Georgian architecture, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile, and with an abundance of attractions, you'll be wanting to book a stay long enough to experience a piece of everything! Edinburgh is a dynamic, ever-changing and welcoming city attracting some of the world's leading performers and speciality shops. You'll also find no shortage of traditional Scottish pubs to quench your thirst in after an action-packed day in this beautiful city.
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Why Have A Weekend In Edinburgh?
Edinburgh has a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist. When you're not perusing the fabulous mix of shops or dining out in style, you'll certainly be enjoying the sights and historic buildings such as the Old Town, following the cobbled road of the Royal Mile, which leads from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse Experience earthquakes and tropical rainstorms as you take a journey through time at The Dynamic Earth, an exciting interactive attraction.
Edinburgh is truly a city like no other that blends both the modern and traditional seamlessly. The city is a feast for all your senses and boasts the famous annual Fringe Festival. If you haven't heard about this incredible entertainment, the Fringe Festival is the world's largest arts festival that spans an entire month in a multitude of stunning, eclectic venues across Edinburgh.
May: Craft Beer Festival
June: Edinburgh International Film Festival
July: EFestival Art Fesitval
August: Fringe Festival
Daily Bus Ticket: £4.00
Average Daily Parking Price: £20
Uber is available
WiFi friendly trams
Did You Know
Edinburgh Castle is built on an extinct volcano
The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland
There are over 100 whisky distillers in Scotland alone
The greenest UK city
Best Place For A Beverage
Average Pint: £3.55
The Cafe Royal Circle Bar
The Bow Bar
Edinburgh is one of our most popular destination in the UK, and it's no wonder why! In the past 17+ years, we've seen thousands of people venture into the historic city and come out the other end with nothing but smiles, a slight accent and a few sore heads. With fine dining and enough pubs to see your thirst satisfied for a year, Edinburgh has to be at the top of your UK travel list!