A city break to Edinburgh can be full of exciting trips, events and nights out or it can be relaxing with spas, historical walks and city tours. Whatever your interest, you can choose from a wide variety of things to do, accommodation and attractions in Scotland’s capital city.
The city centre is incredibly compact, allowing you to pack in a lot during your stay. Soak up the atmosphere as you explore the winding closes of the Old Town and the grand Georgian streets of the New Town.
Sample the delicious food and drink and exciting foodie events on your break in a city full of charming cafés, quirky bistros and award-winning restaurants. Keep an eye out for the great farmer's markets offering fresh local produce.
Nights out in Edinburgh can been extremely diverse, with bars and pubs offering both traditional and contemporary gigs as well as fine ales, wide selections of whisky and stunning cocktails.
Take a spooky ghost tour around the historic Old Town, enjoy a performance at one of the city's many arts venues and enjoy excellent events and festivals. Look out for late openings at attractions, including the Camera Obscura.
Edinburgh is home to great shopping, so whether you are a devotee to the designer names of Multrees Walk, in heaven on the high street, or looking for quirky independent shops on Victoria Street, you're bound to find something you like.
Edinburgh is best known as the ‘world’s festival capital’ due to the fantastic festivals which take place throughout the year.
City events can range from great exhibitions, special tours, child-friendly activities and excellent evening occasions, such as late night entries to museums, galleries and gardens. At New Year Edinburgh shows the world how to party at the world-famous Hogmanay celebrations.
Edinburgh is a child-friendly city where there are plenty of things to do within walking distance of the city centre and many free attractions to entertain the whole family. Most museums, galleries and historic sites offer plenty of things to do for young ones, with interactive exhibits, activity quizzes and special events.