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Is been a long week at work and you just fancy escaping your hometown for a while. This is the easy to read guide on some of the best European getaways, bullet pointed especially for an unplanned… last minute… weekend break! Which city tickles your fancy? This week we thought…
It’s a great time to visit the city of Edinburgh. As we head into mid summer this Scottish metropolis is ideal for an exciting, action packed and not to mention entertaining getaway. It your planning a tip in the foreseeable future then Edinburgh is a fantastic choice. With the return of the Edinburgh festival and this years delightfully warm climate it’s the perfect opportunity to have some laughs with friends and participate in unusual activity.
Edinburgh festival is one of the most exciting cultural events to take place (say no more…)! The crowds gather to this eccentric hub as the city is transformed for three weeks into a dramatic stage playing host to various international performers of all artistic styles and interests. If you’re feeling adventurous have a look at the line up. It’s an experience you won’t forget and you’re promised a good time.
Or…Countryside and beach walks are the perfect way to relax. Get away from all the action and enjoy some alone time by hiking along the scenic routes!
What to see
Visit Edinburgh castle a site with over a thousand years of history. A volcanic rock forms the base of this dominant landmark leaving it powering over the cities streets, providing a spectacular landmark and epic sight. The city we know as Edinburgh today was constructed around the castles rocky base. This area is now known as the ‘Lawnmarket’, which joins the castle to the ‘Royal Mile’. With views of the world renowned Prices Street Gardens and The Kingdom of Fife it makes a trip to the ‘Castle of Castles ’a must providing a historical encounter that is sure to blow you away.
Differing in architecture to most of its surrounding buildings Scottish Parliaments design has been known to cause controversy amongst its local residents. It’s a must see when you visit Edinburgh, winning awards in previous years the Parliament now provides guided tours. Stay close to these historical landmarks and you’ll witness some of Edinburgh most loved attractions.
You can’t visit Scotland and not enjoy the full whiskey experience. The Amber Restaurant provides a range of malt whiskies and some of Scotland’s finest dishes made with the finest ingredients. Situated close to Edinburgh Castle the restaurant offers authenticity via the ‘Scotch Whiskey Experience’, and its delicious menu. A great place to visit if you want to indulge in fine food and enjoy a venue with charming character. The Old Town also has a verity intricate restaurants ideal for privet dinning.
Where to stay
Book one of our cheap apartments in Edinburgh to make sure you have a fantastic hangout in the festivals hub during peak season. We recommend Apartment in Edinburgh Caledonia 16. This stylish apartment offers you a home from home at the center of this inspiring city.