Holidays In Edinburgh
Here we have picked a handful of some of our favourite pubs with accommodation and things to do when in Edinburgh:
Innkeepers Lodge, Corstorphine, Edinburgh
Corstorphine is one of the seven hills of Edinburgh, near the city's western suburbs of Kingsknowe and Slateford. It provides an ideal base whether attending a business event or spending a short break in Scotland's vibrant capital. The lodge is home to 28 comfy rooms and a Toby Carvery, where you'll find a hearty range of freshly roasted joints, seasonal vegetables and all the traditional trimmings. Each room has a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided in the en-suite bathrooms. Rooms from £49 B&B.
The Sun Inn, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Edinburgh
An award winning pub and AA 4 star rated boutique inn where you’ll get the warmest of welcomes, friendly service and an atmosphere with real character. Come and eat your fill, then relax with the Sunday papers by the fire for the rest of the afternoon. The range of bottled beers features local favourites like Innis & Gun alongside many international star lagers and ales. Each of the rooms at the Sun Inn has been individually styled and feature stunning wallpaper and furniture that was handmade by a local craftsman. All bedrooms have en-suite luxury bathrooms, complete with power showers and stocked with exclusive toiletries from Purdeys of Argyll. Rooms from £75 B&B.
Innkeepers lodge, South Queenferry, Edinburgh
The Hawes Inn in South Queensferry is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. The picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on the menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing the bar. At an Innkeeper's Lodge there are all the ingredients for a relaxing stay. Some of the home comforts you can enjoy include free parking and a complimentary continental buffet breakfast for all guests, or you can upgrade to a cooked Scottish breakfast. Rooms are all en suite and there are complimentary hot drinks, a flat screen TV and WiFi throughout the building. Rooms from £52 B&B.
The White Lady, Edinburgh
The White Lady is located in Edinburgh's fashionable Corstorphine area. Once a small village on the outskirts of Edinburgh, it is now a prosperous suburb, renowned for its boutique shops and lively, fashionable restaurants and bars. The hotel offers 30 bedrooms, 5 of which are family rooms, with 6 twin rooms and 19 double bedrooms. Free WiFi in all bedrooms and on-site parking is available for guests. Rooms from £74 B&B.
The Bridge Inn, Ratho, Midlothian
The Bridge inn, always try to have a range of interesting, seasonal specials on the blackboard, which is also where new dishes for inclusion on future menus are tried and tested. Food is made and served every day. There are four rooms at The Bridge Inn, all of which have been individually designed with a traditional feel but modern touches. Every room has views of the Union Canal and the beautiful surrounding countryside. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Au Lait Scottish Fine Soap products, and Egyptian cotton bed linen. They also have flat screen TV's, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers. Rooms from £80 B&B.
Things To Do:
Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story. Battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been and inspired by it. The castle is now Scotland's leading tourist attraction, and a key element of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Adults £16.50, Children £9.90, Under 5's Free.
The National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland exhibits over 20,000 objects spread across 36 galleries, including Scottish history, a special children’s zone and the Natural World gallery which features an awe-inspiring Tyrannosaurus Rex. Free.
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
Visit the world's longest running indoor butterfly house with hundreds of free flying exotic butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest. An all-day ticket allows you to experience our fish feeding and animal feeding sessions as well as twice daily animal handling sessions where you can cure your phobias by holding a giant millipede, snake and tarantula. Open all year, 7 days a week. Adults £7.50, Child 3-15 £5.50, Under 3's Free.
The Writer’s Museum
The Writers’ Museum occupies historic Lady Stair’s House, built in 1622 by an Edinburgh merchant burgess. Its name remains associated with Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Stair; an early 18th century owner. The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three giants of Scottish Literature; Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Their stories are told through personal objects, portraits, manuscripts and first editions. Free.
St Giles Cathedral
Over the last hundred years or more, St Giles' has hosted important events including state occasions and services of national thanksgiving. The Thistle Chapel was designed by Robert Lorimer and finished in 1911. The chapel contains a wealth of detail, both religious and heraldic, and much of it peculiarly Scottish, including angels playing bagpipes. Suggested donations of £3.00 per person.
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