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The ultimate luxury guide to visiting Edinburgh this Christmas

<This is a collaborative post> Edinburgh is one of the most magical cities in the UK. Scotland’s capital celebrates the festive season with Christmas markets, ice rinks and extravagant decorations. You can sip a hot chocolate among the Christmas lights or indulge in a few whiskeys at the local pub. Edinburgh has plenty of luxurious options as well – for those looking for an extra special minibreak.

You can shop down Princes Street and pick up last-minute Christmas gifts. You can enjoy lunch under the Christmas decorations at the highly-appraised Dome. And finish the day in a cosy bed with a view of Edinburgh Castle. Take a step back from the Christmas rush, and relax in Edinburgh.

How to get there

Book a first-class train ticket to Edinburgh to start your journey in style. You can have a more spacious seat with complimentary food and drink. You won’t need to worry about parking fees and petrol either. Make the most out of your journey to Edinburgh and watch the Scottish hills roll by. It’s one of the most breathtaking rail journeys in the UK.

What to do

Edinburgh is filled with activities and festive events. You could wander around the city and spot the Christmas lights twinkling away. Join the evening light trail along the Royal Botanic Garden to see lots of illumination displays.

The German Christmas Market is an absolute must in Edinburgh. There are several stalls around the market selling festive decorations, food and drink. You can sip Bailey’s hot chocolate in the centre of the market in a cosy shipping container. It is far more romantic than it sounds. The market is decorated with chalet-esque designs and a constant stream of Christmas music.

Head up to Georges Street to go ice skating. Hold hands with your loved one and skate around the rink in the middle of the city.

Where to stay

The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is one of the biggest landmarks in Edinburgh. It attracts visitors from all over the world and has some of the best views in the city. There is a spa, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fitness centre within its walls.

If you fancy something a bit different, you could stay at the Fingal. The Fingal is a former Northern Lighthouse Board ship with stunning cabins, restaurants and entertainment areas. There are 23 luxury cabins finished with exquisite craftsmanship and nautical touches.

Food and Drink

The Dome is very popular with tourists and locals alike. It usually fills up quickly for the holiday season, so you will need to book in advance. You can have afternoon tea, lunch, dinner or a cocktail.

Head to Edinburgh this Christmas to celebrate the holiday season.


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