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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

Top Edinburgh Hotels

Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport

Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport

Almond Avenue, Ingliston, Newbridge, Scotland
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

    Located in Ingliston, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Edinburgh Zoo, Murrayfield Stadium and George Street. Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are also within ...

    from NZ$100

    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

    19 North Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

      Located in Old Town, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from City Art Centre, Princes Street and Royal Mile. Real Mary King's Close and St. Giles' Cathedral ...

      from NZ$174

      Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

      Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

      Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in West End, this luxury hotel is steps away from Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Princes Street. George Street and Usher Hall are also within 5 minutes. ...

        from NZ$269

        Apex Grassmarket Hotel

        Apex Grassmarket Hotel

        31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.6 out of 5 (10 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 NZ$135

          Moxy Edinburgh Airport

          Moxy Edinburgh Airport

          1 Fairview Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            Situated in Edinburgh, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Royal Highland Centre and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Gyle Shopping Centre. Edinburgh Zoo and Edinburgh Park ...

            from NZ$90

            DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport

            DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport

            Edinburgh International Airport, Newbridge, Scotland
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

              Located in Ingliston, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Royal Highland Centre and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Edinburgh Park. Gyle Shopping Centre is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

              from NZ$131

              Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

              Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

              61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Grassmarket, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Scotch Whisky Experience. Greyfriars Kirk and Royal ...

                from NZ$124

                Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

                Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

                23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.0 out of 5 (5 reviews)

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

                  from NZ$162

                  ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile

                  ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile

                  77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
                    3.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.3 out of 5 (6 reviews)

                    Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Edinburgh Vaults and Princes Street. Royal Mile and Festival Theatre are also within 5 minutes. Edinburgh ...

                    from NZ$94

                    YOTEL Edinburgh

                    YOTEL Edinburgh

                    Erskine House, Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Located in New Town, this hotel is steps away from Georgian House and Princes Street. George Street and Usher Hall are also within 15 minutes. Edinburgh Haymarket ...

                      from NZ$106

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