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The Scotsman Edinburgh City Break Vacation Guide

The Scotsman Hotel is located on Edinburgh's historical North Bridge, one minute stroll from Waverly mainline train station. A short walk from The Scotsman are the shops of Princes Street, George Street, the attractions of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, The National Gallery and Scott Monument.

Edinburgh Airport is 10km's away, about a 20 minute drive. The luxury 5 star Scotsman hotel location is great for the Hogmanay street celebrations in Edinburgh over New Year's Eve which are a mere 5 minute walk away.

There is no time that is not a good time to visit Edinburgh.

August is our busiest month with the Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Film festival when the city comes alive with it's many theatre's, street performers, round-the-clock street and venue entertainment. The highlight for many is the Edinburgh Tattoo with it's amazing fireworks display finale on certain nights.

Christmas and New Year are also busy times as Edinburgh is at its most beautiful in winter, plus you have the big shows and pantomines in the theatres.

If you are looking for some quiet but equally enjoyable time then January to March is the time for you. All of the attractions are still open with less people. The theatres have more availability and there are still lots of shows and nightlife for you to discover at your leisure.

Do not hesitate to ask a member of our Concierge team for any further information

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Edinburgh is a treasure to discover from the New town adjacent to Princes Street to the quirkiness of the Old Town starting at the Royal Mile. You can enjoy boutique shopping and a wide choice of restaurants and bars in the West End or visit the once famous Medieval market square at the Grassmarket.
Sights & Attractions

Sights & Attractions

There are so many places to visit during your time in our Capital City; from the Iconic Edinburgh Castle sitting on its rock above the city, the modernistic buildings of the Scottish Parliament to the educational and fun Dynamic Earth; there truly is something for everyone.
Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Edinburgh has over the years been home to many famous writers, artists and inventors including Sir Walter Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his creation Sherlock Holmes and more recently Ian Rankin and Jack Vettriano. The National Museums of Scotland has 6 galleries and museums throughout the city housing many interesting exhibitions.


Whether you are looking for the High Street choices that run the length of Princes Street, the stylish designer shops just off St Andrews Square and Multrees walk or the funky and quirky individual boutiques of The Royal Mile you are sure to find that perfect present for yourself or someone else.

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The Scotsman Hotel
20 North Bridge, EH1 1TR, Edinburgh, UK

Tel: +44 (0)131 556 5565
Fax: +44 (0)131 652 3652
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The Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman 5 star luxury boutique hotel, located at Edinburgh's historic North Bridge, can be found just off the Royal Mile in the midst of the old city. It is the only hotel in the city to boast views of Edinburgh Castle, The Firth of Forth, Leith, Princes Street and Calton Hill... all of which are within walking distance. The hotel was converted from the Scotsman Newspaper's baronial offices and is now equipped with a state-of-the-art Spa and cinema... while the food served at our North Bridge Brasserie is among the best in Scotland.

Luxury Mother’s Day Offers in Edinburgh

Treating your mum to the finer things in life doesn't come easier, or more luxurious, than at The Scotsman Hotel this Mother's Day. Take the opportunity to spend a little quality time together during Champagne Afternoon Tea, opt to unwind with a 45 minute Aveda spa treatment as part of a luxurious spa day or whisk her away on a five-star Edinburgh getaway.

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