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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.

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Besieged, retaken and burnt down on numerous occasions, it’s dripping with Scottish history – Mary Queen of Scots gave birth here to England’s James I -... 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

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

City Retreat (Self Catering)

12A Carlton Terrace, Edinburgh

City Retreat, 12A Carlton Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The double beds can be made into single beds creating twins and therefore adapting the accommodation to the requirements of the bookings, creating more flexibility. The... 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

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

3 Gayfield Square (Self Catering)

3 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh

3 Gayfield Square, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Boat House (Restaurant)

22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh

The Boat House, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Entry is through the cocktail bar at street level, with a few steps down to the bistro. Here the floor to ceiling windows and decking terrace... 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

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

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

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

David Bann (Restaurant)

56/58 St Marys Street, Edinburgh

David Bann, 56/58 St Marys Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Begin with spicy Thai fritters of smoked tofu, peas, ginger, chilli, lime, sesame and potato served with fresh mango chutney and a roast garlic tomato sauce... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Dunstane Houses (Pub with Rooms)

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

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

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

Museum of Childhood (Museum / Art Gallery)

42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Many of the galleries display toys and games galore from all around the world, ranging from dolls and teddy bears to train sets and tricycles. In... 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

Cafe St Honore (Restaurant)

34 North West Thistle Street, Edinburgh

Cafe St Honore, 34 North West Thistle Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Here Gaelic meets Gallic and the menu changes daily and reflects the availability of fresh, locally sourced Scottish produce prepared with a French flair that shines... 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

The Town House Apartment (Self Catering)

65 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh is among the UK's most-loved locations for those who appreciate history and architecture, while also having all the attributes of a modern, cosmopolitan city, with... 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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