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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 31 Aug 2019
Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From 492€ per person
Indigo Edinburgh
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From 590€ per person
Britannia Hotel Edinburgh
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From 289€ per person
Clarin Guest House
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From 286€ per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 23 Nov 2019
Cairn Hotel- Part of the Cairn Collection
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From 345€ per person
Novotel Edinburgh Centre
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From 429€ per person
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From 341€ per person
Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From 320€ per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 06 Sep 2019
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The Place
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From 250€ per person
Fraoch House
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 5.0
From 231€ per person
Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From 272€ per person
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From 271€ per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 13 Sep 2019
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Innkeeper's Lodge Melville Inn, Edinburgh, Dalkeith
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
From 184€ per person
Abileen Guest House
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From 185€ per person
Northumberland Hotel
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From 191€ per person
Capital Guest House
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
From 193€ per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 27 Sep 2019
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Riccarton Inn
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
From 133€ per person
1 Bedroom Flat Near Leith Shore
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
From 136€ per person
Bala House
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
From 138€ per person
Newly Renovated 1 Bedroom Flat in Roseburn
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
From 141€ per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 25 Oct 2019
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Adelphi Hotel
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From 104€ per person
Hermitage Guest House
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From 105€ per person
Edinburgh House Hotel - B&B
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From 107€ per person
Cowgate Hostel
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
From 109€ per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 08 Nov 2019
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From 205€ per person
ibis Styles Edinburgh Centre St Andrew Square
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From 212€ per person
Ballantrae Albany Hotel
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From 171€ per person
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From 202€ per person
Hotel ratings in Edinburgh
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
Edinburgh
From 538€ per person
Edinburgh festival
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
Aug 16, 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge – Royal Mile
Edinburgh
From 247€ per person
Nice beer garden and great location.
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Aug 13, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Murrayfield Park Guest House
Edinburgh
From 120€ per person
What a SHOCK!!
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
Sep 05, 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Flight and hotel Edinburgh

Introduction to Edinburgh

The capital of Scotland since the mid-1400s, Edinburgh is a city packed with history, culture and great pubs and restaurants. Whether you want to spend your weekend in Edinburgh stepping back in time, experiencing art from around the world or trying some unusual local culinary delicacies, city breaks in Edinburgh offer something for everyone.

What to know before visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh Airport (EDI), west of the city, is connected with the centre via a regular tram service, which takes around 30 minutes. Alternatively, opt for cheaper bus journey, which takes a little longer to get to Edinburgh's main thoroughfare, Princes Street. Flights to Edinburgh arrive from all over the world, including Cork and Dublin.

English is the main language, though it will of course be spoken with a Scottish accent in the Scottish capital! The currency is the pound, and Edinburgh is in the same timezone as London.

When is the best time to visit Edinburgh?

Most visitors head to Edinburgh during the summer months, when the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, takes place alongside the more highbrow Edinburgh International Arts Festival. Hundreds of groups perform comedy, theatre, dance and music at venues across Edinburgh, and the city's oldest street, the Royal Mile, becomes an open-air performance space.

Whereas winter package holidays in Edinburgh are almost guaranteed to be chilly and wet, Edinburgh's Christmas and New Year celebrations will warm you up. New Year, or Hogmanay as it is known locally, is the biggest party of the year, with thousands of people heading to Princes Street to watch an enormous fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle to ring in the New Year.

What to do in Edinburgh

There are plenty of activities to choose from when you opt for a flight to and hotel for the weekend in Edinburgh:

  • Take a hike up Arthur's Seat, the dormant volcano in the centre of Edinburgh, and enjoy amazing views of the city.
  • If that seems a tad ambitious, climb Calton Hill instead, situated at the east end of Princes Street. You still get great views, and Calton Hill is also home to the City Observatory.
  • Shoppers should head to George Street, where many of the city's high-end, designer boutiques are located.
  • Enjoy a great Edinburgh night out with a pub crawl along Rose Street or the always-lively Grassmarket in the Old Town.
  • Soccer fans should go to Tynecastle to watch Hearts FC in action, or head to Easter Road to see their rivals, Hibernian FC.

What to see when you book a flight to and hotel in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city centre, is well worth a visit. Make sure to also see the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the bottom of the Royal Mile, the Queen's residence during city breaks in Edinburgh. Opposite the Palace is the new Scottish Parliament building, which is open to visitors for guided tours.

Head down to Leith, where you can experience the opulence of the Britannia, the former royal yacht. If you're lucky with the weather, Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens are also worth exploring. Art lovers will enjoy the National Galleries on The Mound, or the Modern Art Gallery in the stylish Stockbridge area of the city.

What to eat in Edinburgh

Traditional Scottish dishes such as cullen skink, a type of fish soup, and of course haggis, spiced meat stuffed into the lining of a sheep's stomach, are widely available and worth trying if you want to experience typical Scottish cuisine on package holidays in Edinburgh. Although Scotland may be famous for its whisky, Edinburgh is fast making a name for itself as a centre for gin and craft beer production – make sure to try some local brew.

What souvenirs can you bring home from Edinburgh?

A bottle of whisky, a bottle of local gin, or a few cans of Scotland's favourite soft drink, Irn Bru, makes a great gift for family and friends. While tartan souvenirs are ten-a-penny in shops on the Royal Mile, if you want to stand out from the crowd back home, you could always invest a few hundred pounds in your very own kilt.

Visitors with a sweet tooth will be spoilt for choice in Edinburgh. Try Edinburgh Castle Rock, a locally made confectionery, softer than traditional rock, or tablet, a harder type of fudge. And of course, traditional Scottish shortbread is a mandatory present for loved ones when you return from Scotland..