Edinburgh City Breaks

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City breaks in Edinburgh

Short breaks to Edinburgh are all the rage. The Scottish capital consistently blends the old with the new making it a popular city break destination. Steeped in history and culture, filled with fascinating sights and oozing a fairytale-like mysticism, Edinburgh is a city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is jam packed with attractions that make it the perfect weekend trip.

  • Spot Edinburgh Castle - during your break, there’ll be a whole host of wonderful things to get up to, including a visit to the majestic Edinburgh Castle. It’s the number one tourist attraction and for good reason. Situated on top of Castle Rock, it dominates the city’s skyline and offers the perfect photo op!
  • Visit Leith - Edinburgh isn’t just about the city life either, in fact, you can encounter cosy bistros and great-tasting restaurants right on the waterfront too. Leith is a trendy area where you can find just that.
  • Enjoy walks at Arthur’s Seat - Edinburgh is a stunning city and that includes the many outdoor activities you can do. Fancy picturesque walks? You’ll love Holyrood Park filled with small lochs and the highest peak - Arthur’s Seat. Go shopping down Princes Street - you’ll find your usual flagship stores and high-street favourites down Princes Street. Whilst visitors who love their luxury shopping spots will quite easily spend the whole down down Multrees Walk.

Family-friendly things to do in Edinburgh

As much as Edinburgh can be an ideal romantic getaway for couples. The city has a lot to offer for families too. Edinburgh Zoo will surely keep the whole family entertained for the day, as you spot chimpanzees, penguins and many more animals. There’s also loads of fun activities including The Edinburgh Dungeon, the National Museum of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Best time of year to visit Edinburgh

The truth is Edinburgh is great to visit all year round. In the summer you can enjoy lovely, clear days to enjoy sightseeing and dining al fresco by the waterfront. Or if you love the wintertime, Edinburgh is beautifully draped in white snow, making Christmas a very popular time of year to visit the Scottish capital. But you’ll also love autumn and spring too… Edinburgh is a versatile city and has plenty to offer no matter the time of the year you visit. The busiest time of the year in Edinburgh coincides with the Fringe Festival every August. Arguably the world's largest arts and culture festival it runs for most of the month and has thousands of shows from every variety of live performance you can imagine.

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Edinburgh weather

Edinburgh weather
Jan
5°C
Avg. Dry Days 12
Feb
6°C
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Mar
8°C
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Apr
11°C
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Nov
8°C
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Dec
5°C
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Your Edinburgh questions answered

What is the best area to stay in Edinburgh?

As Edinburgh is quite a relatively small city, wherever you stay, you should still easily be able to get around and see all of the sights. Stay in the Old Town if you want the hustle and bustle but opt for Leith if you’re after a quieter night time experience.

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