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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City Retreat Mews (Self Catering)

26 Dublin Street Lane South, Edinburgh

City Retreat Mews, 26 Dublin Street Lane South, Edinburgh, East Lothian

The three personalised bedrooms offer accommodation up to 8 guests. We also have a sofa bed that sleeps up to two extra guests by request... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kew House (Bed & Breakfast)

1 Kew Terrace, Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Kew House, 1 Kew Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

All rooms are en-suite and have tea/coffee making facilities, digital flatscreen TV, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi connection. An extensive and varied breakfast is included in the... more

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

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

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

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

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