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Edinburgh Holiday Packages

Scotland’s capital may be one of the most beautiful cities on earth and home to the United Kingdom’s oldest landmarks, but Edinburgh is more than just a pretty face. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and “Sherlock Holmes” creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle know its secrets: Edinburgh holidays are chock-a-block with history, culture and hidden treasures.

Things to Do in Edinburgh

There’s no argument: The most popular attraction for Edinburgh holiday travellers is the famous castle towering above the city skyline. After you take in the magnificent preserved fortress, head east to Holyrood Palace, the oldest still in use in Scotland. The Queen stays in the castle for a week of ceremonies and celebrations each summer. Keep the regal theme going at the Royal Botanic Gardens, where you can visit a Chinese hillside, Chilean terrace and a Jurassic-period riverbed all in one day.

Want to tour the countryside? One of Wotif’s great Edinburgh car hire deals will let you go north to Dundee, which has some familiar-sounding street names like Perth and Adelaide, or 70 km west to Glasgow to tour its famous Victorian and art nouveau buildings. If culture is the name of the game, you’ll rejoice in the National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, also in Glasgow. Even if you don’t want to go far, Wotif’s car hire options are a great way to get from the harbour to Haymarket and back to your hotel in time for dinner.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Once you’re done ogling castles and palaces, you’ll discover that Edinburgh packages offer unique and diverse shopping opportunities. Get your shop on at Princes Street, conveniently near Waverley Station downtown, where you’ll find mid-range brands mixed in with local icons like Jenners, which has stood near St. Andrew Square since 1838. To take the high road, head to Multrees Walk, in the northeast corner of the square, which bills itself as “The Definition of Luxury Shopping.” Time to see if their bold claims hold up!

When you’re ready to chow down and then dance it up, you’ll be grateful for Edinburgh deals near all that shopping—just walk a block north to parallel George Street for upscale dining, plus the most glamourous clubs in the city (we’re talking chandeliers, white marble and tiny mirrors). For a low-key evening, hop on the tram to the trendy West End, which serves up modern fare like Asian fusion and burgers thick enough to give you a heart attack. Look closer and you’ll find classic meals like spiced haggis and Scotch pie. The West End is a great place to get the party started, too. Many restaurants have the opportunity to take part in a traditional ceilidh, a Gaelic celebration with folk music, dancing and storytelling.

What’s Next?

You don’t have to have the detective skills of Sherlock to find Edinburgh holiday packages—just search Wotif’s selection of flights and hotels, and choose the ones that are right for you. Make your getaway even more barry (read: awesome) with a Glasgow holiday as well. Don’t be a numpty. Sher-lock in the savings today!


Guide to Exploring Edinburgh

Family Hotels in Edinburgh

City Padzzz

City Padzzz

Western Harbour Midway, Edinburgh, Scotland
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    4.4 out of 5 (8 reviews)

    Located in Newhaven, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Edinburgh Port and Royal Yacht Britannia. Royal Botanic Garden and Princes Street are also ...

    from AU$127

    Novotel Edinburgh Centre

    Novotel Edinburgh Centre

    80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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      4.0 out of 5 (14 reviews)

      Located in Tollcross, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Meadows, Grassmarket, and Royal Lyceum Theatre. Usher Hall and Edinburgh International Conference ...

      from AU$177

      Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

      Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

      Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, Scotland
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        4.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

        This family-friendly Kirknewton hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Edinburgh International Climbing Arena Ratho and Heriot Watt University. ...

        from AU$161

        Apex Grassmarket Hotel

        Apex Grassmarket Hotel

        31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
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          3.6 out of 5 (9 reviews)

          Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grassmarket, Royal Mile, and Greyfriars Kirk. Scotch Whisky Experience and The Hub are also within ...

          from AU$193

          Romantic Hotels in Edinburgh

          Le Monde Hotel

          Le Monde Hotel

          16 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in New Town, this romantic hotel is steps from Assembly Rooms, Princes Street, and George Street. Scott Monument and Princes Street Gardens are also ...

            from AU$371

            Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

            Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

            23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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              4.0 out of 5 (5 reviews)

              Located in New Town, this spa hotel is steps from Waterloo Place and Princes Street. Calton Hill and George Street are also within 10 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley ...

              from AU$248

              Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

              Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

              80 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.8 out of 5 (13 reviews)

                Located in Old Town, this spa hotel is steps from Museum of Childhood, Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Real Mary King's Close and St. Giles' Cathedral are also ...

                from AU$335

                InterContinental Edinburgh The George

                InterContinental Edinburgh The George

                19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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                  5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                  Located in New Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Princes Street Gardens and St. Giles' Cathedral. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh ...

                  from AU$331

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