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…
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 ‘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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spending a romantic weekend away doesn't have to cost the earth, with Travelodge offering reduced rates this Valentine's Day. Guests will also receive a free bottle of bubbly worth (£14.95) when they book a stay in any of the UK capital cities.
Senior holidaymakers can get great discounts on their UK city break through Saga this year, with prices reduced on trips to Manchester, London and Edinburgh. Book online and you can get a further 20 per cent off food and drink at your hotel.
Smartphone users looking to get the most out of the Edinburgh New Year's Eve celebrations will be glad to learn that Cool Places has launched a free app for iPhone and iPad to give you the definitive lowdown on the festive goings-on in the Scottish capital.
Spa lovers should head to Edinburgh for a relaxing pre-Christmas break as fashion legend Rosita Missoni has now officially opened the very first Hotel Missoni Spa in Edinburgh.