View of Ediburgh castle from below

Explore elegant Georgian terraces looped around seven volcanic hills when you journey to Scotland's capital on city breaks to Edinburgh.

Ancient medieval skyscrapers stand guard over the city centre, looming above beautiful Princes Street Gardens. On the wide terraces of the New Town visitors relax in pavement cafés before plunging into the narrow, history-soaked streets of the Old Town.

Best of Edinburgh city breaks for...

  • Families: Kids love to clamber over Edinburgh Castle's intimidating ramparts and see Mons Meg, a mighty cannon that held off invaders for a hundred years.
  • Active types: A hike up Arthur's Seat will get the heart pumping during weekend breaks to Edinburgh. Your reward at the top is a magnificent view over the city and the hefty ironwork Forth Rail Bridge.
  • Relaxing: Escape the city's hustle and bustle in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh where thousands of rare plants have been carefully landscaped into a series of enchanting gardens.