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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.

Malmaison Brasserie (Restaurant)

1 Tower Place, Leith, Edinburgh

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

A thick slice of halibut, pan fried to perfection and served with warm squid and caper salad is typical of the robust and unfussy style of... 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

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

Forth Floor, Harvey Nichols (Restaurant)

30/34 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh

Forth Floor, Harvey Nichols, 30/34 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

You'll find fresh, seasonal Scottish produce transformed into high quality contemporary Scottish cuisine. There's a marriage of modern flavours and traditional techniques like the milk poached... more

Dalhousie Castle Hotel & Spa, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian

Outdoors you can enjoy breath-taking surrounding, with our bridge over the South Esk River, garden walks and the onsite falconry. Dalhousie Castle provides a truly idyllic... 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

Claremont House (Bed & Breakfast)

3 South Lauder Road, Edinburgh

Claremont House, 3 South Lauder Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Prestonfield and Duddingston Golf Clubs and Holyrood Park are just a short stroll away. Edinburgh has many attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal... 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

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

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

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

Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

On top of that you’ll come face-to-face with a dinosaur, experience a jungle thunderstorm, dive into oceans, fly over glaciers and get to see what the... more

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

Restaurant Martin Wishart (Restaurant)

54 The Shore, Edinburgh

Restaurant Martin Wishart, 54 The Shore, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The eponymous Mr Wishart's cooking is as accomplished and ambitious as you might expect from someone who has trained with some of Europe’s best chefs. Precise... 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

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

Claremont Cottage (Self Catering)

45 Claremont Road, Edinburgh

Claremont Cottage, 45 Claremont Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Edinburgh itself has many places to visit and things to do, combining modern city life with a great sense of history and tradition, with sites that... 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

Airhouses, Oxton, Lauder, Scottish Borders

Visit Scotland have rated all the accommodation at Airhouses at 5 Star and each lodge has it's own impeccably maintained hot tub. Spend an evening watching... 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

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

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

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

Castle Terrace Restaurant (Restaurant)

33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Castle Terrace Restaurant, 33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Dominic Jack’s menu offers the very best in modern British cuisine whilst using traditional French cooking techniques garnered in some of the world’s top Michelin star... more

Edinburgh Zoo (Attraction / Activity)

Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

One of them, super bizarrely, is an actual colonel-in-chief of the Norwegian Army (we are not making this up). But in fact, there are 1,000 animals... more

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Look out for works by great artists such as Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Rodin which are all displayed in the gallery. The National Photography Collection is... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Dalhousie Castle Hotel & Spa, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian

Period furniture, rugs and carpets combine to create a richly warm and luxurious feel that's deeply relaxing and truly welcoming. The quality of the cuisine and... 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

21212 Restaurant with Rooms (Restaurant)

3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh

21212 Restaurant with Rooms, 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Its the sort of playfulness gourmet's have come to expect from the extraordinary mind of chef Paul Kitching. The food is not as wacky as at... more

The Dining Room at 28 Queen Streeet, 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Dining Room head chef James Freeman uses the finest Scottish produce for a menu of exquisite seasonal dishes such as Peelham Farm lamb with white... more

City Art Centre (Museum / Art Gallery)

2 Market Street, Edinburgh

City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Locals go time and again to seek out their favourites, check out new work from Scottish and international artists or check out a new exhibitions (which... 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

The Scran & Scallie (Restaurant)

1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

The Scran & Scallie, 1 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Kitchin is famously fond of offal so you'll find 'Sheip's heid scotch broth' (the menu is playfully written with a touch of Scot's brogue) and pig's... more

Georgian House (Historic House)

7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Georgian House, 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The first owner was John Lamont, 18th Chief of Clan Lamont, who lived here until 1815. The beautiful collections of china, shining silver, exquisite paintings and... 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 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

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

Guerlain Spa (Spa)

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Guerlain Spa, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Lay your head down in one of six tranquil treatment rooms and try out a line of made-to-measure Personalised Facials or pampering Body Sublimination programmes. For... more

The Witchery by the Castle (Pub with Rooms)

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

Best Western Braid Hills Hotel (Hotel)

134 Braid Road, Edinburgh

Best Western Braid Hills Hotel, 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Located close to the city centre with regular public transport available a short stroll from the hotel. The newly refurbished bedrooms are an important part of... 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

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

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

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