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Luxury Holidays, Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks Edinburgh

Planning a luxury holiday, short or weekend breaks in Edinburgh? Listed below are Britain's Finest places to stay, visit and eat in Edinburgh to help you plan luxury holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks.

Ondine (Restaurant)

2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Ondine, 2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Take a seat at the centrepiece crustacean bar and share a grand fruits of the sea or roast shellfish platter for two over a bottle of... more

Hillside Residence (Self Catering)

3 Hillside Cescent, Edinburgh

Hillside Residence, 3 Hillside Cescent, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Its 5 luxurious bedrooms, 2 with en-suit and its grand drawing-room and dining-room make it the place to stay in the city. This beautiful townhouse is... more

Norton House Hotel & Spa (Spa)

Ingliston, Edinburgh

Norton House Hotel & Spa, Ingliston, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Savour the luxurious surroundings before, during and after your treatment sessions. Both individual and group treatment rooms are available depending on your treatments and requirements... more

The Witchery by the Castle (Small Hotel / Inn)

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Witchery by the Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Lavishly decorated and antique-filled, these suites scream romance with a capital R! The Witchery has developed a world-wide reputation for sensation food in the most indulgent... more

Kalpna (Restaurant)

2/3 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh

Kalpna, 2/3 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Despite its heritage and success, Kalpa is not sitting on its laurels and after a reopening has recently introduced new dishes which reflects contemporary Indian cooking... more

Forbes Residence (Self Catering)

7/1 London Street, Edinburgh

Forbes Residence, 7/1 London Street, Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian

Original stripped Canadian wooden floors, detailed cornicing, flagstone kitchen and original fireplaces are coupled with fabulous fabrics and statement furniture. The renovation has transformed this former... more

Talbot Rice Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Talbot Rice Gallery is one of Scotland´s leading public galleries of contemporary visual art. Rooted in an academic situation, the gallery plays a key role in... more

Wedgwood The Restaurant (Restaurant)

Royal Mile, 267 Canongate, Edinburgh

Wedgwood The Restaurant, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The menu changes seasonally and includes dishes like baked hake served with kale, saffron mash, smoked salmon basil and lemon butter. There are so many tempting... more

Hotel du Vin - Edinburgh (Hotel)

11 Bistro Place, Edinburgh

Hotel du Vin - Edinburgh, 11 Bistro Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Rooms (the quietest ones overlook the courtyard) are slick, chic and bang up to date but still cosy (with discreet touches of tartan to remind you... more

Norton House Hotel Spa, Ingliston, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

To make planning that bit easier, many of the main rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, as well as humanist and religious ceremonies. All... more

The City Bothy (Self Catering)

Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh

The City Bothy, Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

This studio apartment is on the ground floor of a housing development, surrounded by many Georgian buildings, and includes central heating and a king-sized bed, with... more

The Pompadour by Galvin (Restaurant)

The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh

The Pompadour by Galvin, The Caledonian, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Scottish ingredients are to the fore in dishes such as Loch Duart salmon, scallop beignet, crispy quails egg and pickled cucumber and roast loin of Ayrshire... more

Alba House (Bed & Breakfast)

29 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh

Alba House, 29 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

All rooms represent great value for money and supreme comfort. In addition Alba House also offers a self contained, fully equipped cottage, set in the garden... more

Royal Botanic Garden (Garden)

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Discover some of the world´s oldest plants in the Orchid & Cycad House. The world´s largest collection of vireya rhododendrons are on display in the Peat... more

The Witchery by the Castle (Restaurant)

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Witchery by the Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The signature steak tartare is a carnivore’s dream. Made from chopped, seasoned Aberdeen Angus beef, it comes with the unusual garnish of a fried quail’s egg... more

Blackfriars (Restaurant)

57/61 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh

Blackfriars, 57/61 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The team have excellent credentials having worked in some of Edinburgh's best including Restaurant Martin Wishart, Urban Angel and First Coast. That experience shows in the... more

Edinburgh Castle (Historic House)

Castlehill, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

It boasts a magnificent Great Hall, with an ornate ceiling and fine collection of weapons, plus sumptuous royal apartments. Within its walls are Scotland´s crown jewels... more

The Dunstane Houses (Restaurant)

4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh

The Dunstane Houses, 4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Special Events Throughout the year The Dunstane Houses has some fantastic offers and special event menus for every occasion, as well as the seasonal a la carte... more

Norton House Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

Ingliston, Edinburgh

Norton House Hotel & Spa, Ingliston, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

If you don´t want to venture out, you can still admire the surrounding countryside from the Glass Lounge as you enjoy drinks before your meal, or... more

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

3m tall sculpture, Vulcan, in the café plus world-class exhibitions and displays from the permanent collection. You’ll also find The Stairwell Project here, a huge permanent... more

The Dogs (Restaurant)

110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

The Dogs, 110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Inspired by the gastropub notion but wanting to provide somewhere that was neither intimidating nor too costly, founder David Ramsden opened The Dogs on Hanover Street... more

One Square (Restaurant)

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh

One Square, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The venue evolves as the day progresses. Begin with a breakfast of grilled kipper with lemon parsley butter then a light lunch of pan fried salmon... more

Scotsman Spa & Health Club (Spa)

The Scotsman Hotel, 1 Market Street, Edinburgh

Scotsman Spa & Health Club, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Scotsman Spa offers the full complement of services to allow you to reach your goal. The gym has comprehensive cardio, muscle strengthening and core conditioning... more

Norton House Hotel & Spa, Ingliston, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Brasserie offers a less formal dining option and our Conservatory bar and lounges are the perfect place for a light snack, elevenses or afternoon tea.... more

3 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

It also has its own private front and back garden. With a feel of staying in a country house but in the middle of Scotland's capital... more

Contini Ristorante (Restaurant)

103 George Street, Edinburgh

Contini Ristorante, 103 George Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

It's a great place to enjoy an authentic Italian pizza or home-made gelato and is family-friendly to boot with a special kids menu... more

The Roxburghe Hotel (Spa)

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

The Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Using expert Decleor formulations, you can experience all manner of energising, moisturising, revitalising and anti-ageing face and body treatments. If you prefer your spa therapies on... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro (Restaurant)

11 Bistro Place, Edinburgh

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, 11 Bistro Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The wine list is as wide ranging and carefully chosen as you would expect given the name of the restaurant with many selections available by the... more

Restaurant Mark Greenaway (Restaurant)

69 North Castle Street, Edinburgh

Restaurant Mark Greenaway, 69 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The menu of technically brilliant dishes might include his signature Loch Fyne crab “cannelloni” (cleverly formed of herb butter rather than pasta) served with smoked cauliflower... more

Rhubarb at Prestonfield (Restaurant)

Prestonfield House, Prestonfield Road, Edinburgh

Rhubarb at Prestonfield, Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The menu of exquisite dishes create with the best of Scottish ingredients might include Isle of Mull crab, honey-roast ham ribs, toasted hazelnuts, mango salsa. Rhubarb... more

The Writers' Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Lady Stairs House, Lady Stairs Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

The Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

In the adjacent Makars´ Court, which takes its name from the Scots word for a writer or poet, commemorative flagstones celebrate the work of Scottish writers... more

Kanpai Sushi (Restaurant)

8/10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh

Kanpai Sushi, 8/10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

You can salute the chefs as they serve you a selection of sushi expertly made before your eyes that might include an eel hand roll, grilled... more

The Gardener's Cottage (Restaurant)

1 Royal Terrace Gardens, London Road, Edinburgh

The Gardener's Cottage, 1 Royal Terrace Gardens, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Their stated aim is to 'create excellent food using the best seasonal, local produce' and the regularly changing menus are testament to their success in that... more

G&V Spa (Spa)

G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

G&V Spa, G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Relieve sun-damaged skin with a citrus-a-peel vitamin C boost or purify your skin with an enervating bamboo scrub or maybe just relax and chill with a... more

The Town House (Bed & Breakfast)

65 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh

The Town House, 65 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Town House has been fully restored and tastefully decorated, retaining many original architectural features. The bedrooms are individually furnished and decorated, all have en-suite bath... more

National War Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

In 2014 the museum will host a programme of exhibitions and events to mark the centenary of the First World War, focusing on how this most... more

Jamie's Italian, Edinburgh (Restaurant)

The Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh

Jamie's Italian, Edinburgh, The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Start with a generously proportioned vegetable or meat anti-pasti 'plank' or one of the excellent pasta dishes - spicy sausage pappardelle and the nettle and ricotta... more

Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Also on display is the national collection of Scottish art with works by Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and McTaggart. There is an extensive programme of exhibitions... more

Cucina (Restaurant)

G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Cucina, G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

But somehow it all hangs together, as does the extensive menu put together under the guidance of celebrity consultant chef Giorgio Locatelli. The seasonal menus ring... more

La Garrigue (Restaurant)

31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh

La Garrigue, 31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The restaurant is light and airy and enjoys views across Carlton Hill while the original Tim Stead signature chunky wooden tables and chairs add to the... more

Galvin Brasserie De Luxe (Restaurant)

The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Galvin Brasserie De Luxe, The Caledonian, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Take a seat on a bent wood chair, button back banquette or stool at the central crustacea bar and drink in the atmosphere, along with a... more

Aqueous Spa (Spa)

Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh

Aqueous Spa, Dalhousie Castle, Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian

Therapeutic and beauty treatments designed by Elemis aid the relaxtion process and ensure you return home fully refreshed... more

The Honours (Restaurant)

58a North Castle Street, Edinburgh

The Honours, 58a North Castle Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Meat lovers might start with with a selection of charcuterie or plate of pork and duck rillettes and follow with a selection form the grill while... more

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

There are significant holdings of Surrealism and German Expressionism, and the Colourists right up to the present day, with over 5000 items on display. Sculptures by... more

The Dunstane Houses (Hotel)

4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh

The Dunstane Houses, 4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Dating back to 1865, but inspired by the best of modern-day Scotland, the family-run hotel combines heritage good looks with warm, personal service and a fresh,... more

Nira Caledonia (Hotel)

6-10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh

Nira Caledonia, 6-10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Bed down in one of the individually styled rooms, festooned with luxury drapes and pelmets and made extra snug thanks to the 2000 pocket springs mattresses... more

The Queen´s Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

The Queen´s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

This first exhibition of fans brings together over 80 examples from the early 17th century to the 1930s. Among the highlights are a leather fan said... more

North Bridge Brasserie (Restaurant)

The Scotsman Hotel, 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh

North Bridge Brasserie, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

You won't feel lost in space however as the large room is divided up by coves and booths giving it an intimate feel. There's a boldly... more

Malmaison - Edinburgh (Hotel)

1 Tower Place, Edinburgh

Malmaison - Edinburgh, 1 Tower Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Roll top baths, super soft beds, en-suites loaded with beautifying lotions and potions, and cool TVs and CD players. Book at table at The Brasserie and... more

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Start your tour in the vast, light filled Grand Gallery which houses such exotica as a 12-foot long feasting bowl from the Cook islands and an... more

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