From ancient castles to misty moors, Edinburgh’s enchanting landscape is as legendary as the stories it has inspired for hundreds of years. The city center is brimming with attractions connected by the Royal Mile, earning Edinburgh its distinguished reputation as a walkable destination. With so much to see and do, a 5-day Edinburgh travel itinerary allows for the perfect balance of exploration and downtime. Scotland, renowned as the 'home of golf,' offers golf enthusiasts the chance to tee off at historic courses near Edinburgh. Iconic venues like Muirfield and scenic North Berwick beckon, promising unforgettable rounds amidst stunning coastal settings. Whether you're captivated by the Highland Games from late May to September or the world's largest performing arts showcase, the renowned Fringe Festival in August, Edinburgh welcomes you to discover its rich cultural tapestry and picturesque golfing landscapes.​

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The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh

Located in the heart of New Town, this prestigious hotel boasts a coveted proximity to some of Edinburgh’s finest attractions, such as the famous Princes Street—Edinburgh’s premier luxury shopping destination—and the Princes Street Gardens. The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh prides itself on pampering guests with a charming atmosphere and luxurious amenities. The perfect home away from home, the hotel offers 6 en suite room types, each accommodation fully equipped with modern comforts, including Molton Brown toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speaker with charging cables and more. Enjoy craft spirits in the Cocktail Bar & Lounge and breakfast and dinner in the elegant Abercromby Dining Room.  

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, an IHG Hotel

Overlooking a private garden in picturesque New Town, the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel pairs classical Georgian glamour with the cosmopolitan character of modern Edinburgh. Whether you’re looking for a trendy night on the town or a sightseeing adventure, this hotel is an ideal home-base for convenient access to the city’s historic attractions, restaurants, and main shopping streets. Back at your stylish accommodations, settle into an exquisitely appointed bedroom or suite, featuring luxurious leather-upholstered furniture, innovative technology, and artistic embellishments. Take advantage of the hotel’s impressive amenities including Tesla luxury Chauffeur service, a fitness center and full-service spa, and a nightly social hour hosted in the on-site restaurant and bar. Pets are welcome at no extra charge and will receive an equally pampered experience. 

The Balmoral

A crown jewel of Princes Street, the legendary Balmoral hotel—with its iconic clocktower—has served as a city landmark since 1902. Luxuriate in unparalleled hospitality and atmosphere at this majestic residence that puts you just steps away from the fine dining, high-end shopping, and historical attractions of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Explore all the Balmoral’s enticing amenities at your fingertips, including a 4 AA Rosette restaurant and award-winning high tea at the elegant Palm Court. Cozy up with a glass of Scotland’s signature spirit at Balmoral’s world-class whiskey bar, boasting one of Edinburgh’s largest collections of over 500 varieties of Scottish whisky. Savor a sweet treat while admiring a curated display of artwork by the Scottish Gallery. Unwind in spacious rooms and decadent suites, fitted with tasteful furnishings and classy décor. For a royal experience, book your stay in the Castle View Suite, boasting exclusive views of Edinburgh Castle and the Princes Street Gardens. 


  • What is the best month to visit Edinburgh?

    Many travelers make their way to Scotland in the warmer months. Tourist season in Edinburgh ramps up in June and peaks in August, with several major festivals — including the Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe — happening throughout the month.

    If you’re looking for lighter crowds and want to save some money, book your trip in the off-season, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 12, or wait until after Christmas, from Dec. 26 to mid-March. While some popular sites may be closed during this time, there are plenty of other things to do, including exploring the Christmas markets in Edinburgh.

  • How many days do you need in Edinburgh?

    Our 5-day Edinburgh Itinerary is the perfect length to see all Edinburgh has to offer. If you’re short on time, we recommend spending at least 2-3 days in this historic city, so you have time to experience the delectable dining, legendary castles, and picturesque beauty found in this great city.
  • Is Edinburgh a walkable city?

    Often considered one of the most walkable cities in the world, you’ll have no problem exploring all the historic landmarks, architecture, and hotspots found in Edinburgh on foot.


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