Edinburgh and the surrounding Lothians is a fantastic area of Scotland to visit for a luxurious self-catering break with plenty of varied activities and attractions for any visitor to enjoy. The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh boasts a beautiful Castle which sits high on a rock, providing panoramic views of the beautiful metropolis below. As well as an extensive history thats just waiting for you to explore, Edinburgh and the Lothians are home to some beautiful peaceful countryside, iconic landmarks, great attractions and fantastic entertainment for those evenings out. Brimming with exciting things to do from shopping, bus tours, delicious restaurants and days out investigating in the Lothians, Edinburgh is a fantastic place to base a luxury cottage break.
When enjoying a luxury self-catering break in Edinburgh its no wonder that you will be expecting the best from the local food, whether you are picking up ingredients to cook up a storm in your own kitchen or looking to go out for an evening meal. You want your food to be of the best quality and there is no doubt of that in Edinburgh. Boasting the most Michelin Star restaurants than any other part of the UK outside of London, in the city centre as well as at the historic port of Leith, you may just find the perfect fine dining restaurant for you to enjoy a delicious evening out. Restaurant Martin Wishart, The Kitchin and 21212 are just a few of the delightful Michelin Star restaurants on offer in Edinburgh. As well as Edinburghs culinary delights, you can experience some wonderful pubs and bars in the area whether you want a pint of local ale, an elegant cocktail or a dram of regional whisky, Edinburgh and the Lothians can cater for all tastes.
Looking to get out and about whilst on your luxury break and enjoy what the Lothians and the Edinburgh landscape has to offer then why not visit some of the fantastic historic and heritage sites in the area. Linlithgow Palace and Beecraigs Country Park are beautiful places to visit whilst out in the Lothians. You can also discover St. Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Gardens which is considered to be one of the finest gardens in the world.
If however youre looking to be a bit more active and enjoy the outdoors to its full extent then a popular way to experience the city in all its glory and the surrounding area is by bicycle. You can also take to it by foot and enjoy one of Edinburgh's and the Lothians' great walks such as the North Berwick Law walk or the Pentland Hills walk. For something unique and different on your luxury break why not try something new and give climbing, skiing or snow boarding, ice skating or even a Go Ape adventure treetop course a go.
Some fun attractions to keep the whole family happy include Edinburgh Zoo, the Edinburgh Dungeon and Our Dynamic Earth.
When it comes to adding a touch more luxury to your Edinburgh and the Lothians self-catering holiday you can always enjoy a four bridges helicopter tour which marvels at the amazing engineering of the fourth rail bridge. You could also enjoy a romantic sailing trip for two or a hot air balloon ride.
Edinburgh has a wealth of sights for visitors to discover including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Arthur's seat, Lauriston Castle, Dynamic Earth, the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, the Scotch Whisky experience and the Museum of Childhood. Edinburgh is a stunning city for a luxury break at any time of year, whether you stay in a luxurious self-catering apartment or a town house, have a fantastic time.