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Top Holiday Package Deals in Edinburgh

Holiday In Edinburgh

If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, whisky or unicorns, you’re basically a fan of Scotland. Unicorns are the national animal, and though we can’t prove it, there’s a popular rumour that Edinburgh has the most pubs per square kilometre in the world. You can test that theory with an Edinburgh holiday package.

Things to Do in Edinburgh

Did you know you can hike up a volcano on Edinburgh holidays? While Edinburgh probably won’t be confused for Fiji, it does have a dormant volcano right in Holyrood Park. At the top of Arthur’s Seat, you can explore a 2,000-year-old fort or just enjoy the view. If you’re lucky enough to visit on May 1, make the climb at sunrise, wash your face in the morning dew, and you’ll stay young forever! (Yes, you read that right. It’s a local legend—we can’t guarantee it.)

If you want to get a little bit weird with it, you’re in the right place on holidays to Edinburgh. Tour Mary Kings Close, an underground maze of hidden rooms where you can live like you’re in the 16th century (you’ll be glad you can return to modern times!). Not spooky enough? Surgeon’s Hall Museum will definitely bring the creep factor. Aside from the usual skeletons and brain slices, you can see a book allegedly made from the skin of murderer William Burke. Not for the faint of heart.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

On any Edinburgh holiday, you’ll want to pick up jewellery, sweaters and of course a bottle (or three) of Scotch whisky. The Royal Mile is a good start for souvenirs, but just 600 m west you’ll find colourful Victoria Street. These pastel storefronts are a cheerful place to indulge in a shopping pick-me-up. Pick up a cookbook and show your friends how to make fatty cutties—no, we’re not name-calling—or go full Scot with a tweed suit jacket (this country was hipster before the word even existed).

For a well-kept foodie secret, grab one of lastminute.com.au’s cool Edinburgh car hire options and head north to Leith, the city’s port. Along the Shore of Leith you’ll find historic architecture and cobbled streets that will make you feel like you’re in the 19th century—but Michelin-starred restaurants that are sure to bring your taste buds back to the present day. Plus, it’s the perfect post-dinner walk.

Old Town is the place to be if late nights, high heels and loud beats are your thing, while South Side has a laid-back student vibe thanks to the University of Edinburgh campus. No Scotland holiday is complete without a night of whisky, accordion and dancing (trust us). Head to the West End to catch a ceilidh; chow down on haggis (sorry, it’s a rite of passage!) then do the Britannia Two-Step or Flying Scotsman—not to be confused with the whisky drink, though that may also be served.

What’s Next?

Don’t get up to high doh (get all worked up) if you’ve been busy with life and forgot to book your trip. Lastminute.com.au has Edinburgh holiday packages to suit any traveller—but you’re on your own for the kilt and bagpipes.


Guide to Exploring Edinburgh


Top Hotel Deals in Edinburgh

Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport
Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport
3.5 out of 5.0 Almond Avenue, Ingliston, Newbridge, Scotland
Free Cancellation
AU$168
5.0/5 (1 reviews)
Located in Newbridge (Ingliston), Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport is within a 15-minute drive of Edinburgh Zoo and Murrayfield Stadium.
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
5.0 out of 5.0 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free Cancellation
AU$306
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

We were so welcomed and comfortable here. such a great experience. Close to a wonderful range of restaurants and shops. Walking distance to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Peter and Martin (Concierges) were lovely and so helpful. Thankyou so much for making our visit to Edinburgh such a pleasant ...

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2017
InterContinental Edinburgh The George is centrally located in Edinburgh, a 4-minute walk from Princes Street Gardens and 9 minutes by foot from St. Giles' ...
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
AU$173
4.0/5 (2 reviews)

The coffee at the breakfast needs changing it is terrible also it requires to have something different on offer by that i mean it was the same options each morning requires variety

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2017
A stay at Jurys Inn Edinburgh places you in the heart of Edinburgh, steps from Princes Street and Royal Mile.
Point A Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
Point A Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
3.5 out of 5.0 152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
AU$110
With a stay at Point A Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket in Edinburgh (Haymarket), you'll be steps from Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and 6 minutes ...
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
4.0 out of 5.0 Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, Scotland
Free Cancellation
AU$165
When you stay at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club in Kirknewton, you'll be near the airport, within a 10-minute drive of Royal Highland Centre and Edinburgh ...
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free Cancellation
AU$104
Located in Edinburgh (Haymarket), Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and Princes ...
Moxy Edinburgh Airport
Moxy Edinburgh Airport
3.0 out of 5.0 1 Fairview Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free Cancellation
AU$149
With a stay at Moxy Edinburgh Airport in Edinburgh, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Royal Highland Centre and Edinburgh Park.
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
AU$207
A stay at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal places you in the heart of Edinburgh, steps from Princes Street and St. Giles' Cathedral.

Top Deals on Flights to Edinburgh

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