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From the Medieval warren of the Old Town to the Georgian splendour of the New Town, Edinburgh is a city break destination to savour

Overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, this is a city steeped in the past, cosily atmospheric and even eerie in places – though the vaults and dungeons just add to its fascination. Hordes of visitors come here for the annual Fringe festival, but you can catch live shows at any time of year, and the city is particularly entrancing in the winter, when the cobbled streets will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Robert Louis Stevenson novel. From the regal thoroughfare of the Royal Mile to the hilly countryside that’s heaven for hikers, it’s a city that will enchant even those who can’t stand the sound of bagpipes.

Why travel to Edinburgh with ebookers?

Edinburgh holidays are easy to organise thanks to ebookers, as we list the best hotels and flights for budding visitors. And, to make your holiday budget go even further, you should use the site to get up to 15% discount if you book Edinburgh hotels and flights together. Summertime is a top season here, as it brings a riot of colour to Scotland’s capital, not to mention street performers and avant-garde comedy shows come festival time. That said, the Christmas period is even more magical, with the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations rightly legendary for their joy and zeal. If you’re hankering for a Hogmanay holiday, be sure to search on ebookers and book as early as possible.

Top things to do in Edinburgh

It’s an icon of the horizon, so Edinburgh holidays almost demand a visit to the castle. You’ll feel the centuries roll back as you step beneath the spiked portcullis, and enter a realm of ancient chapels, hulking siege guns and artefacts shrouded in myths, such as the Stone of Destiny, which has been used in numerous coronations. Meanwhile, for magnificent views of the Old Town – and a bit of a workout for your legs – you should climb the Gothic tower of the Scott Monument, built in honour of the beloved author Sir Walter Scott. Kids should enjoy Edinburgh Zoo, where the local residents include adorable pandas and waddling penguins. And then, of course, there are the pubs, bars and restaurants, which make for lazy afternoons and whisky-charged nights on the town.

Getting around in Edinburgh

It may be a capital city, but holidays in Edinburgh are easy to navigate. The historic core is nicely compact, meaning you can happily spend days here without once having to step on any public transport. That said, buses and trams are also available to whisk you from A to B, while visitors eager to see a bit more of Scotland during Edinburgh holidays can also opt to hire a car.

MORE Edinburgh Hotels

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (28 reviews)

This family-friendly Kirknewton hotel is located near the airport, 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Heriot Watt University, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gyle Shopping Centre ...

Old Town Chambers

Old Town Chambers

Roxburgh's Court, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this luxury apartment is steps away from City Chambers, St. Giles' Cathedral and Real Mary King's Close. Gladstone's Land and Camera Obscura ...

Cairn Hotel

Cairn Hotel

10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh
3.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Located in New Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Calton Hill. Palace of Holyroodhouse and St. Giles' Cathedral are ...

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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (91 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Armstrong's, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Scotch Whisky Experience. Greyfriars Kirk and St. Giles' ...

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in New Town, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charlotte Square, Princes Street Gardens, and Royal Lyceum Theatre. Edinburgh International ...

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh International Airport, Newbridge
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in Ingliston, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Royal Highland Centre and within 6 miles (10 km) of Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo. Gyle Shopping ...

Princes Street Suites

Princes Street Suites

16 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in New Town, this luxury apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Waterloo Place, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, and Princes Street Gardens. Scott Monument ...

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (75 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Childhood, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Real Mary ...

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (56 reviews)

Located in New Town, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Waterloo Place, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, and Princes Street Gardens. Calton Hill and Scott ...

Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Radisson Blu Edinburgh

80 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Located in Old Town, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Childhood, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Real Mary King's Close. Greyfriars Kirk and Palace ...

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