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Field of Light by Bruce Munro

Edinburgh to be transformed into a Field of Light

Edinburgh city centre is to be transformed by Field of Light, the work of internationally acclaimed artist and light art practitioner Bruce Munro.

The Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh

Stay at Edinburgh's Old Waverley Hotel for £1

This winter season, The Old Waverley Hotel is bringing back one of its most popular deals. So if you're after a short break in Edinburgh, then look no further. When you book a three course dinner and full Scottish breakfast for two people, you pay just £1 per person for your room.

Edinburgh is most expensive UK break this summer

Edinburgh ranks most expensive destination in the UK this summer

Edinburgh is the most expensive summer destination in the United Kingdom for travellers. Hotel cost served as the determining factor in coming up with the city's number one ranking in a new survey from CheapRooms.co.uk.

Edinburgh is now second most popular staycation break

City breaks overtake seaside breaks as most popular staycation

The city break has overtaken the traditional seaside holiday as Britons’ favourite staycation break according to new findings revealed today by Travelodge.

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh – On the Clock

How much can you really get done on a weekend city break? Plenty, if our guide to Edinburgh On the Clock is anything to go by…

Giant whisky bottle

World’s largest bottle of single malt scotch on display in Edinburgh

The giant bottle of booze stands at 4ft 9in tall - roughly the same height as Danny DeVito - and contains 105.3 litres of Tomintoul 14-year-old single malt scotch.

Edinburgh castle

Edinburgh Castle named 'top heritage attraction in the UK'

The historic site was honoured at the British Travel Awards last night, beating St Paul’s Cathedral in London and Cornwall’s Minack Theatre, which took silver and bronze respectively.

Edinburgh is great for short cycling breaks

Go cycling on a short break in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a fantastic city for a short break thanks to its majestic castle, bustling bars, top restaurants and array of tourist attractions. However, Scotland's capital also boasts some wonderful great outdoors that are perfect for cycling.

Iconic Scottish landscapes in pictures

Fun facts about Scotland

To celebrate the launch of Brave, Disney’s new movie set in the Highlands of Scotland, we’ve put together a list of fun facts about Scotland along with a picture galley of our favourite Scottish landscapes.

Is London the best destination in the world?

London triumphs in destination awards, but North is best for UK breaks

Although London triumphed in the TripAdvisor destination awards, where it was voted the World's Best Destination, the North of England and Scotland won the North/South divide in the UK top ten.

Discover Edinburgh's top historical sites

Top historical sites to explore in Edinburgh

Full of glorious landscapes and amazing attractions, Scotland is a fantastic place for a short break. If you're planning to stay in a castle to rent in Scotland, choose one near Edinburgh to discover the capital city's fascinating array of historical sites.

Cities that only get better with the rain

Cities that are better when it’s raining

It's good to know what you can do in a city when it rains. But it's even better to know which cities are actually improved by the rain! Get ready to pack your brolly and mac, because sunshine is totally overrated...

The UK's best tearooms

The UK’s best tearooms

Winter is the time when all we feel like doing is stopping off at a cosy cafe for a warming drink and a slice of gooey cake. We all know that the British love their tea, so it’s not surprising that the country is also home to some of the best cosy little tea rooms in the world. We’ve searched the country to find you the UK’s best tearooms, so that if you’re going on a short break this winter you’ll know where to find the perfect place to warm up.

Visit Edinburgh and its fascinating castle while staying in a castle yourself!

Visit Edinburgh and its fascinating castle while staying in a castle yourself!

When you visit Edinburgh, you are sure to want to take a tour of its castle. So, what could be better than hiring a castle for your stay in order to gain a taster of the life of a king for yourself? You may even want to compare the landmark with your own accommodation.

Take a trip to York for foodie delights

Foodie travellers rate York and Edinburgh best in UK

If you are a foodie and eating-out fan, a short break to York or Edinburgh may be ideal for a mini getaway. A new poll by the readers and reviewers of TripAdvisor rated these two cities in the top 10 in Europe in terms of gastronomical delights.

Edinburgh

Feature: Walking tour of Edinburgh

With the Edinburgh Fringe Festival currently on, here at idealshortbreaks.co.uk, we’ve been talking about our favourite places to go and things to do in the Scottish capital. Here we take you on a tour of the city taking in some of the places we love best.

glamping is the next 'in-thing'

Feature: Glamping holidays for a scenic UK short break

Glamping is the next ‘big-thing’ taking the travel industry by storm. Thanks to glamping, camping no longer has to mean dining on canned meat or waking up to a dewy field covered in crisp packets. Gone are the cold, sleepless nights...

Book a short break in Edinburgh hotels to enjoy the August festivals

Book a short break in Edinburgh hotels to enjoy the August festivals

If you're looking for a cultural short break where you can take in the arts, why not consider booking into Edinburgh hotels during August?

Top UK spa breaks to make you feel fantastic

Feature: Top UK spa breaks to make you feel fantastic

Let’s face it, life can be hard sometimes. With the stresses of work and the grind of daily life taking its toll, sometimes the end is not in sight. So with the long bank holiday weekend coming up why not treat yourself?! From Indian head massages to rustic retreats in secluded countryside, we have searched high and low for spa breaks.

Edinburgh will host magic festival

Magic festival to return to Edinburgh this summer

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival will return to the Scottish capital this summer following the success of the inaugural five-day Festival last July. The event will take place between July 1 and 8, and is one of only a few public facing magic festivals in the world.

Edinburgh voted best UK destination

Edinburgh top destination for stay at home holidaymakers

A new study has revealed that Edinburgh is the city that staycation Brits would most like to visit for a weekend away. The Scottish capital came out top in the poll conducted by Jury's Inn, with 39 per cent of the 2,000 people surveyed opting for it as their most preferred destination.

Edinburgh is a family-friendly city

Edinburgh and London are family-friendly cities

The romantic city of Florence in Italy has been crowned the most family-friendly city in the first-ever TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Family awards. In boost for UK tourism, Edinburgh and London were named the second and third most family-friendly cities in Europe respectively.

Explore the British countryside in style

See the best of British on a railway tour

Great Rail Journeys has expanded its range of British tours for 2011, with 14 different short breaks and long tours to choose from, including trips to Edinburgh, Torquay and Norwich for an in-depth guide to some of the best parts of the UK.

Enjoy a luxury break to Edinburgh

Free hamper for Edinburgh guests this spring

Book a stay at The Chester Residence in Edinburgh's fashionable West End district this spring and you will be greeted with a complimentary food hamper, worth £30, to get your city break off to a gourmet start.

Women prefer David to Prince Wills, laterooms claims

Brits reveal their ideal Valentine's Day partner

Despite being happily married, David Beckham and Holly Willoughby are the most popular choice to wake up next to this Valentine's Day morning, according to a new poll from laterooms.com, which revealed some unlikely results.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?