Find hotels and accommodation in Edinburgh, thriving city and cultural heart of Scotland. Here you will find a richly historic architectural centre side by side with a buzzing, contemporary city.
With so much to see and a wealth of fine bars, restaurants and shops, Edinburgh is an excellent place to get away for the weekend.
The Edinburgh Festival runs from late July to early September, and is a collective name for a number of individual festivals that occur throughout August.
What began as a small alternative to the main festival in 1947 has expanded to become the world’s biggest arts festival today. The Fringe 2006 featured more than 1800 shows in 260 venues, many of which were world premieres. Typical performances include theatre, comedy, music and modern dance. A must-see for anyone interested in performance art today.
A number of other festivals take place over the course of August each year. The Edinburgh International Festival focuses on the very best of performing arts in theatre, music and opera, with a particular emphasis on classical music. Also worth investigating are the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the International Book Festival.
The Baronial Manor House of Dalmahoy is set in 1000 acres of wooded parkland at the foot of the rolling Pentland Hills. It was built in 1724 and extended in 1990 when opened as a hotel and country club.
Located within walking distance of the city centre, this established hotel offers 17 rooms of a three star standard, private parking, bar and conservatory bistro. The residential area of Polwarth is a leafy suburb of the city and supported by an excellent public transport system.
The Northumberland Hotel is a 16 bedroom hotel situated just 2 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The hotel is ideally located for business travellers, golf breaks, families and sightseeing. The city centre is just 5 minutes away by bus or taxi.
Tailors Hall Hotel is an ideal location whether staying for business or pleasure. Built in 1621 for the Guild of Tailors, renovated and transformed in 1998 and now offering 42 bedrooms, equivalent of a three star standard.
Located on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh, this is a hotel with a difference. The staircase to the bedrooms is to the back of the bar through an oak panel. The rooms are located over 3 floors and the hotel does not have a lift. Each is uniquely decorated to celebrate the life of a famous Scot including the Robert Burns and James Watt executive bedrooms.
Chosen as one of the top 50 design hotels in the world, the stylish and contemporary Point Hotel offers unique accommodation which includes 140 bedrooms, comprising 4 luxury jacuzzi suites, 85 executive and 50 standard bedrooms, most with spectacular castle views.
Originally two Georgian townhouses, the Edinburgh Minto Hotel’s recent refurbishment has retained many of the finer period features including high corniced ceilings, large windows and generously proportioned rooms.