Weekend Breaks to Edinburgh
A short break in Edinburgh brings you all the delights of a beautiful city that’s easy to get around (on foot, by bus or by the new tram system). From the commanding presence of the castle to the numerous side streets and green spaces, and of course the amazing nightlife, it’s tailor-made for group holidays.
What to see in Edinburgh
Whatever you like to do on group holidays, either short breaks or longer trips, Edinburgh has it covered. Most people take in Edinburgh Castle and the Royal mile. We also like to take a stroll through the Meadows (a big green space near the University), struggle up the spiral staircase to the top of Scott Monument and check out the exhibits at one of the many galleries and museums. Some other gems include the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, the superb Cameo Cinema and Dominion Cinema (nothing like your local multiplex) and – of course – the Scotch Whisky Experience! For shopping and cafes, Victoria Street is where the fashionable crowd hangs out, while just about any street in the Old Town will keep you occupied for ages.
For a bite out, you can get away from the run-of-the-mill at places like Falko: Konditormeister (German breads, pretzels, cold meats and cheeses) or The Dogs (a meat lover’s paradise). For fine dining, there are 16 Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from, including The Kitchin, Castle Terrace and Restaurant Martin Wishart. When the sun goes down there’s no shortage of places to get a drink. For something to make your weekend away in Edinburgh memorable, hit the town with a craft beer at the Hanging Bat (brewed at its own onsite brewery), a cocktail at Bramble or try one of the two Brass Monkey bars in the city. Stand out clubs include Sneaky Pete’s, with a cosy 200-person maximum, The Cabaret Voltaire (known as ‘The Cab’ by locals) and the huge Liquid Room. Away from the clubs, the spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe festival is evident at comedy venues such as The Strand, while music venues from the tiny Jazz Bar to the sumptuous Queen’s Hall are also worth considering.
Visitors to Edinburgh by train via Waverly station will be familiar with The Balmoral, a traditional and very luxurious hotel. On a more manageable budget, the Murrayfield House Hotel, The Bonham and the Old Waverly Hotel. Whatever the nature or size of your stag weekend, hen weekend or other group holiday in Edinburgh, we can find you a suitable hotel.
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