What’s on for Burns Night? – Edinburgh

Are you joining us in Edinburgh to mark the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth on 25 January?

Burns Night is a wild annual tradition in Scotland.

Up and down the country there shall be gallons of Irn Bru, Drams o’ Whisky & Haggis, enjoyed by all.

 

Why do we hold a Burns Supper?

 

The tradition of a Burns supper originates back to 1801 where 9 of Robert Burns closest pals held a supper in his honour, marking 5 years of his death. During the supper they enjoyed a tasty dinner of haggis and read renditions of some of his best work. The night was such a resounding success they decided to hold the supper as an annual gathering, thus beginning the tradition we still enjoy to this day.

 

Why should you take part?

 

Great Food (tick), Great music (tick) and Great Company (tick). Plus there’s nothing quite like ending the night – surrounded by old friends & new, crossing their arms and joining hands singing Auld Lang Syne. Although alternatively some people opt to end the festivities dancing to Runrig’s Loch Lomond, the commonly accepted peoples’ national anthem.

 

Let’s set the scene…

 

Visit Scotland have kindly created a fantastic Scottish Spotify playlist, full to the brim of Scottish classics & amazing bands.  Listen to it here while you work your way through our suggestions.

 

What’s on in Edinburgh for Burns Night?

 

  • Celebrate Burns Night

17th– 26th January at the Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh

See details & get your tickets here.

Immerse yourself in a celebration fit for Rabbie himself. Choose between joining friends for an informal 3 course burns meal in jovial Ghillie Dhu’s main bar or enjoy live traditional Scottish music during a delicious dinner. Then top it off with a reeling ceilidh where you can learn and perfect all the best Scotch social dances throughout the night.

 

  • The Burns and Beyond Festival

21st January – 9th February in Edinburgh

See festival highlights & tickets here. 

Steep yourself in rich Scottish culture and traditions at the Burns & Beyond Festival. Highlights include a family friendly ceilidh with the undisputed ‘king of the ceilidh’ Fergie Macdonald and a rich night of comedy and live music at the ‘Not So Traditional’ Burns Supper.

 

  • Enjoy a Brunch with Burns

24th & 25th January at The Scottish Story Telling Centre, Edinburgh

Get your tickets for the show here.

Perhaps you fancy a spot of theatre this burns day. The Scottish Story Telling Centre presents a Fringe-favourite, ‘Burns from Brunch’. Enjoy the company of Robert Burns as he wakes up in 2019 to share his poetry, songs and thoughts of a contemporary Scotland. This show is suitable for ages 14+ and is sure to brew some laughs.

 

  • Board the Yacht for a Burns to Remember

24th & 25th January at The Royal Yacht Britannia Burns Supper, Edinburgh

Book your place for the supper here.

If you fancy a spot of luxury- You can spend your Burns celebrations on the gorgeous Royal Yacht Britannia. Enjoy a red carpet welcome, drinks and canapé reception. Alongside a delicious 4-course meal, live traditional music, a whisky tasting and tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia.

 

Too excited to wait?

If you’re looking for something to fill the void while you wait for Burns Night, we’ve got you covered, find plenty suggestions of things to do on our social media & printed in your apartment!

 

Whatever you get up to this Burns Night, lets raise o’ dram for Rabbie!

 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to email or call, we would be happy to discuss suggestions and things to do with you.

Best places to eat in Edinburgh!

Staying in one of our self-catering apartments in Edinburgh but fancy dining out?

The city boasts a plethora of amazing dining experiences, suitable for all tastes and budgets.

We are an office of foodies, so we’ve come together to collate a list of our favourite restaurants for you to enjoy.

 

Howies – British cuisine / located on Victoria St

They offer a terrific 3 Course Lunch for only 15.75.

Try the best of Scottish produce, and a fantastic range of local beers and gins.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves: The Venison Haunch.

 

The White Horse – Seafood Restaurant / Overlooking the historic Royal Mile

Build yourself your ideal meal from a selection of small plates, made up of all your favourites including Baked Scallops and Scotch Bonnet Cured Salmon. This is the perfect option for wine and friends or trying something new.

Artisan Cocktails, freshly hand-shucked oysters. Feast your senses and celebrate your love for Scottish seafood.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves:: Tempura Oysters.

 

Six by Nico – Evolving 6 course tasting menu / located on Hanover Street

A best kept local secret. This restaurant has a brand new 6-course tasting menu every six weeks. Usually requires booking in advance.

They have showcased a wide variety of immersive themes including ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’, ‘Childhood’ and ‘Guilty Pleasures’. Each menu encourages guests to try something new and think beyond conventional food.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves:: Everything. Every 6 weeks.

 

Wedgewood – Scottish cuisine / located on the Royal Mile

Wedgewood allows guests to enjoy fine dining in a comfortable and friendly environment.

They offer a fantastic ‘Wee Tour of Scotland’ menu which offers the opportunity to taste all of Scotland’s most celebrated cuisines.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves: Five Spiced Scottish Salmon.

 

Chop House  Steak & Scottish cuisine / located on Market Street

Serves delicious in-house dry aged beef cooked over charcoal.

They also offer a wholesome Sunday Roast. It’s like having a weekly Christmas dinner.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves: A sharing steak with a selection of sauces and sides. Steak can be social occasion after all.

 

The Witchery – British Cuisine / located at the gate of Edinburgh Castle

Enjoy local produce in the atmospheric candle-lit dining room or enjoy the secret garden room, enclosed with ancient oak and decorated with glorious tapestries.

The Witchery is Award-winning and highly reviewed by guests who visit.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves: Haggis with curried pineapple chutney. A modern twist on the Scottish classic.

 

Let us know if you are intrigued by any of the above restaurants, we would be delighted to reserve a table on your behalf. 

If you have any questions and require further suggestions, please just get in touch with us using 0131 556 3840 or email 

 

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What’s on for Hogmanay – Edinburgh

Staying with us?

Get your Hogmanay Sorted, Edinburgh Style!

Dèan gàirdeachas Nollaig agus Bliadhna Ùr còmhla rinn.

 

There’s so much happening in Edinburgh for New Year but with many options it can be a little overwhelming. In light of this, we’ve made a round up of our personal favourites!

 

Street Party

 

The party starts at 7:30pm on the 31st of December

Enjoy a complimentary Johnnie Walker cocktail as you celebrate the end of a year and bring in 2020, in an unforgettable fashion. Edinburgh celebrates Hogmanay under the stars with DJ’s, Bands and Street Performers from all over the world.

When the clock strikes midnight the sky shall be lit up by an incredible firework display and the sounds of world-famous Mark Ronson. This is not an event to be missed!

 

 

Ceilidh under the Castle

Celebrations Kick off at 8:30pm on the 31st of December

Start the New Year the Scottish way at the Ceilidh under the Castle. Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under the watchful eye of Edinburgh Castle.

Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night.

This year’s jigs and reels will be brought to you by some smashing ceilidh bands, to be announced!

At midnight, welcome in 2020 with a breath-taking fireworks display, amidst the historic setting of the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

 

 

Mark Ronson in the Gardens

 

Make the most of Hogmanay with Mark on 31st of December at 9:00pm

Celebrate Hogmanay in spectacular style with Grammy and Oscar Award winner Mark Ronson!

Join one of the biggest names in the music industry at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay’s for the party of a lifetime. He’s worked with pop royalty, from Stevie Wonder to Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars and now Mark Ronson will play the best tunes to thousands of party-goers at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. At midnight, say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020 to the ultimate party playlist and the best views of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle!

A ticket for Concert in the Gardens will include a wristband for access to the Street Party.

 

Torchlight Procession

 

Happens the day before Hogmanay, 7:00pm on the 30th of December

Blaze through the city accompanied by pipers and drummers, fire and fanfare and forge a river of light through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

 

A spectacular and unforgettable family-friendly event culminating in the historic Holyrood Park.

50p from every ticket bought goes to One City Trust, fighting inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh

 

 

Bairns ‘Afore

 

31st of December on the 31st at 5:00pm

The Bairns’ ‘Afore makes for the our favourite family- friendly Hogmanay experience imaginable.

Join Dick and Dom, the comedy duo from the ‘telly, playing the best tunes to get you dancing and singing along. The event is all topped off by its very own spectacular fireworks, allowing the same excitement as the adult’s street party later on. It’s the best way to celebrate as a clan and still get the kids home to bed before the madness starts.

 

Our apartments are open planned and generously sized making hosting, gathering with family & friends and making memories easy.

 

If you like the sound of any of these, our apartments are within excellent walking distance to these events.

 

Get your event tickets here. 

 

Travel from Edinburgh Airport to your Apartment

Fresh off your flight and eager to explore, it’s time to check into your apartment.

There are a few options to get you from the airport.

Read on to find what works best for you.

 

We can come and pick you up!

Our lovely driver Karl can pick you up at the arrivals gate with a personalised sign so he’ll be easy to spot!

He’ll then bring you back to your apartment and check you straight in.

It couldn’t get much smoother than that. Only £40 for up to 4 passengers.

This is the best option for a late night check in, as you can check in straight away.

Contact Karl Wendland on +44 7973 882 259 or info@aysedinburgh.com for more details.

 

Hop on a tram

If you fancy the tram it’s a very pleasant journey. The trams operate from the airport to the city centre fairly regularly between 6am and 11pm. We would recommend you get a return ticket for the best value as the return journey is open-ended meaning you can leave after your stay on the same ticket.

Return tram tickets cost £8.50 for adults and £4.50 for children.

Hop off at the York Place stop for the York Place apartments and the Rodney Place Apartments.

Have a look at tram times and get more information here.

 

Catch a bus

The Airlink bus is fast and frequent into the City Centre. This bus service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with buses every 10 minutes during the day. The journey time into the city  is approximately 30 minutes.

Look at bus times here.

 

Train it into town

You can also get a train from ‘Edinburgh Gateway’, a short walk from the airport, to ‘Edinburgh Waverley’ for only £3.50. The train only takes between 13 and 15 minutes, so its certainly a good option for anyone in a hurry. Waverley Station is very central to Edinburgh, making getting to any of the apartments easy.

Check out train times and prices from Edinburgh Gateway into town here.

 

If you have any questions about getting to the apartments or to let us know your arrival time,

call us on 0131 556 3840 or email using enquiries@destinationedinburghapartments.co.uk

We’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Edinburgh, The City of Festivals

Edinburgh is very proud to be the world’s leading city of festivals.

This is great news for you, as a guest to the city, you can enjoy culture and festivities all year round. Read on to find out how to make the most of your visit.

Last year across our annual calendar of festivals we had a whopping 3,000+ events, 25,000+ performers, 4.5 million global attendees visiting from 70 countries. There’s never a dull day!

 

Start your year with a BANG at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay:

(30th of December to the 1st of January)

Hogmanay is a celebration loved and celebrated wildly. The traditions come from far and wide and range from Street Parties, Torchlight Processions, Live music and Ceilidhs. Each of the traditions are designed to wave goodbye to one year and start a new one fresh faced, on the right foot (and most likely hungover).

 

Top up your dopamine levels at the Edinburgh Science Festival:

(4th of April to the 19th of April)

Taking place at museums, galleries and public spaces, the Science Festival offers an exciting array of activities and exhibitions on all things science. Much of the festivals programming caters for all ages of fascinated minds. This festival is rich with experiences which vary from being hands-on and interactive to discussions which broaden outlook and spark debate.

 

Unlock your inner child at the International Children’s Festival:

(20th of May to the 31st of May)

This festival is annually-anticipated by locals and is made up of world-class theatre, specially selected for families to enjoy. The  International Children’s Festival programme is vibrant, energic, and a great way for children to stretch their imagination.

 

Appreciate the silver screen at the International Film Festival:

(17th of June to the 28th of June)

Starting in 1947, the film festival is the world’s longest running film festival. Fuelled by passion for all things cinema the festival is world-renowned for discovering new talent and heralding changes in the cinema scene.  The festival often draws in big names from on screen and behind the camera alike.

 

Image Credit: EIFF 2019

 

Keep it Jazzy at the Jazz & Blues Festival

(10th of July to the 19th of July)

This festival offers a fantastic opportunity for music-lovers to enjoy all things jazz and blues. The diversity of this music scene is shown and celebrated throughout a variety of venues which host both local and established musicians. The festival also features a colourful New Orleans Mardi Gras, this open-air event draws in large crowds gathered in unison to watch the parade.

 

Have an art attack at Edinburgh’s Art Festival:

(25th of July to the 25th of August)

This festival celebrates art in all its forms and flavours. With 50 Exhibitions around the city displaying the works of over 300 artists this event represents the very best of visual art. If the idea of discovering the newest talent side-by-side alongside some of the most prominent works of known artists, then this is one for you.

 

Take a leap off the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

(2nd of August to the 26th of August)

Diversity. Creative Freedom. Inclusivity. Three fundamental philosophies that are echoed throughout the Fringe Fest. It’s fair to say that the fringe offers something for everyone and plenty that can be enjoyed by all. Our capital boasts the title and reputation as the Worlds biggest celebration of the arts and thousands of performers flock to the city to put on a show. The Fringe offers a wave of dance, comedy, theatre, events, opera, music and thought-provoking poetry. The city is never more alive than it is when the Fringe madness kicks in.

 

Image Credit: Edinburgh Festival City

 

Be a citizen of the world at the International Festival:

(2nd of August to the 26th of August)

This is the festival which originally founded the annual calendar of festivals which Edinburgh celebrates. Come to the International Festival to experience the height of artistic expression.

 

 

Enrich yourself in Scottish Culture and Pride at the Royal Military Tattoo:

(2nd of August to the 24th of August)

An unmissable world showcase of military performances, which has strong Scottish roots. It is no surprise that the event has been running for 7 Decades as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, as audiences gather in their thousands to Edinburgh Castle to celebrate global traditions, pride, unity and belonging.

 

Image Credit: Official Edinburgh Tattoo Photography

 

 

Book yourself off from work to attend the International Book Festival:

(10th of August to the 26th of August)

If you relish a good book then you’ll want to attend the largest public celebration of the written word, right? Every August Edinburgh welcomes a 1000 writers to gather with their audiences over a common love of books and stories. This festival is well suited for all ages and welcomes families.

 

Be immersed in the narrative at the Scottish International Story Telling Festival:

(18th of October to the 31st of October)

This festival was originally inspired by a traditional Scottish ceilidh and how it can bring a sense of unity amongst a crowd of strangers. Now in the present day the festival brings a mixture of Scots and their international counterparts to celebrate the diversity of story telling, in all its mediums. All events seek to engage the audience in in the magic of live story telling and transport the audience between worlds using the art of spoken word.

 

Enjoy the festive festivities at Edinburgh’s Christmas:

(16th of November to the 4th of January)

Enjoy the festive festivities at the Christmas Market in Edinburgh. Each year Edinburgh pulls out all the stops to create a winter wonderland of ice skating, streets filled with bright lights, street food, amusements and (my personal favourite) mulled wine.

 

Image Credit: Edinburgh Christmas Market 

Whatever you get up to in #Edinburgh during your stay in our apartments, make sure to have a fantastic time and don’t forget to tag us in your pictures on Facebook and Instagram

 

Furthermore, if you would like any further information on any of the festivals, we have attached a link to each heading.

Book your Christmas & Hogmanay now!

Throughout November and December Edinburgh lights up with festive cheer.

Edinburgh is alive with events, attractions and must-do’s.

 

It may seem a world away but our apartments are already getting booked up for the winter season. Have a look on the website for availability.

 

A ’comharrachadh na Nollaige agus na Bliadhn’ Ùire còmhla rinn

 

We know that you want to spend the festive season with your nearest & dearest.

Our apartments are open planned and generously sized making hosting, gathering with family & friends and making memories easy.

 

Experience the Christmas Market, Light Night & The Hogmanay Street Party.

Join us to kick-start 2020 under the glistening lights, drams ‘o’ single malts and buckets of Scottish humour.

 

Don’t forget to book direct with us to secure the cheapest rates, free gift, a choice of your apartment and a late check out tim

(which shall certainly come in handy for a hangover).

 

See what other exciting activities are available during your stay on the official Edinburgh Christmas website here.

Cliog gu h-àrd airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh mu thachartasan na Nollaige

 

 

For when your destination is Edinburgh

Your go-to guide for the perfect Hen Night in Edinburgh

Bride Squad Assemble!

No matter what kind of Hen you are planning for, Edinburgh has it all. Once you’ve booked your apartment go ahead and relax while planning the ultimate hen night.
Read on to see some of our favourite Edinburgh Hen Party ideas;

 

 

For The ‘Yaaaas Queen’ Hen

Lip sync Battle at CC Blooms

If your hen has charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent then we suggest you lip sync for your life at one of our favourite bars in Edinburgh! Split into two teams and prove who is the most gag worthy. Your professional instructor will teach you a dance routine to Beyoncé, Queen, the Spice Girls or Lady Gaga. They’ll go through the moves step by step until both teams are ready to bust some moves in the Lip Sync Battle of the century! Release your inner diva as you go head to head in the ultimate battle of popstar power. *death drop*

 

 

For The ‘OMG I Love This Song’ Hen

Silent Disco Adventure

It’s your hen night, why wouldn’t you make a song and dance about it? Silent Adventures offer music and dancing lovers to join fun and unusual guided city tour of Edinburgh. You’ll hit the road and dance around the streets wearing a set of hi-tech headphones. Your tour guide shall have the whole group strutting their stuff and belting out the classics. Guaranteed laughs!

 

 

 

 

For The ‘Foodie’ Hen

6-course tasting Menu at Six by Nico


Much loved by locals ‘Six by Nico’ is a dining experience to remember. Each six weeks, Nico and his team will serve a brand new six-course tasting menu – each one themed upon a different place or memory. Some of our favourites have been their Wonka Menu and their Childhood Menu. Try their amazing tasting menu for only £28pp and if you feel like treating yourselves- add a cheeky wine pairing to your meal. The food is to die for and just a short walk away from our York Place apartments.

 

 

For The ‘Zen’ Hen

A spot of yoga

Downward Dog yourself into your happily ever after. Yoga is good for you, fact. Healthier weight, more flexible, better muscle tone and every girl looks good in yoga pants. The experienced Yoga teacher will come to your venue and tailor the 60 minute Edinburgh Yoga session to the needs of your group. You can even get bendy in your apartment as this instructor can either host your groups class their or in the great outdoors.

 

 

For The ‘Classy Yet Sassy’ Hen

Afternoon Tea with a buff butler in the buff

There’s nothing like an afternoon te-ase The Edinburgh naked chef afternoon tea is great for a laugh and an excellent way to unwind and relax with your friends in your apartment. Imagine this- a buff butler attending to your every need and providing a bit of eye candy too! Meanwhile the chef will be hard at work preparing your tasty treats. Best part yet; He’ll even clean your apartment kitchen up afterwards, leaving it just the way he found it. (Yes you read that right… A man that cleans!)

 


For The ‘Fan Of The Boozy Juice’ Hen

Cocktail Making at Vodka Revolution

Shake, Stir and Sip your way into your ‘I do’. With the support and wisdom of your own barman, try your hand at being a mixologist for the day and enjoy the fruits of your hard labour (Get cocktail-tipsy, c’mon you’ve earned it). Learn how to make the most iconic cocktails, play some boozy games, drink some handcrafted shots and toast to the start of your wild night of freedom.

 

 

For The ‘Arty Crafty’ Hen

Try a life drawing class (Giggles are to be expected)

Grab your charcoal sticks and have a go sketching a handsome male model, he’ll strip off and strike a pose for your group to draw until your heart is content. After you’ve finished your masterpieces, your model is free to have a drink with the group, and the bride will be given a Nude Life folder of everyone’s drawings as a keepsake.

 

For The ‘Thrill Seeking’ Hen

Get a scare at the Edinburgh Dungeons

The Edinburgh Dungeon is the ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh’s darkest history, using live actors, theatrical sets and thrilling rides. Bring alive significant turning points in Scottish history, as you and your bride squad walk plague-ridden streets of 1645, escape the murderous pair, Burke & Hare, and face trial in a 16th century judicial system. This is a hen do with suspense, surprise and physical thrill.

 

For The ‘You Can’t Cage Me’ Hen

Escape a Room in 60 minutes

Have you got the skill, guile and powers of deduction needed to escape before time runs out? You and your teammates will be locked inside a room and presented with a unique, immersive scenario to unravel, before trying to tackle a variety of hidden puzzles, mental tasks and code-breaking challenges in this fast-paced race against the clock. You’ll need teamwork, brainpower and nerves of steel as you attempt to solve a series of tricky clues and break out of your confines before your hour is up.

 

 

For The ‘First And Last One On The Dancefloor’ Hen

Boogie the night away in Edinburgh’s Biggest Nightclub

Head to Atik (formally and historically known as Cav) for the best night out in Edinburgh. The nightclub features sound and lighting effects, CO2 and confetti cannons; everything you need for a wild night. Atik is made up of three rooms so there’s something for everyone, the main dancefloor plays House, Chart and Anthems. The Curve lounge supplies you with the best of R&B and Hip Hop but head up to the Vinyl lounge for the cheesiest tunes from the 70s straight through to now. Dance until 3am before heading back to your apartment. 

 

 

For The ‘Wait Don’t Drink It Yet, I Need A Pic For Instagram’ Hen

Drinking cocktails at Edinburgh’s secret bar

Just off from Edinburgh’s biggest shopping street lies a hidden secret bar. Go down some steps, chit-chat with a Tarot reader and next thing you know you’ve transported to a 1950s New Orleans vintage funfair. Build a bespoke cocktail using a claw crane machine or having a boozy ice cream at the mini. No, this isn’t the beginning of a very strange dream – it’s a hoot. We promise you’ll never forget the day you went . Make sure when you and the bride squad pee in groups (as us ladies do) to read the wallpaper, it’ll make the bathroom queue ‘50 shades’ more fun

 

 

For The ‘Major Sweet Tooth’ Hen

Chocolate Making Workshop

How about trying something a bit different? If your hen dreams in chocolate then a chocolate workshop at Scottish restaurant, The Cellar Door is the perfect answer. Start your workshop with an exciting introduction to chocolate making. You’ll have the opportunity to mould, shape, decorate and munch your way through the finest Belgium chocolate and slabs of freshly made chocolate ganache. Get creative and win a prize for the best creation and take (all that’s left of) your chocolates home in a swanky gift box.

 

 

For The ‘Sporty’ Hen

Zorb Football and Bubbly

Zorb Football is a chaotic and hilarious twist on football, as you strap yourselves into your giant inflatable bubbles, step onto the pitch, then bounce, barge and bump your way through a pulsating five-a-side match. A referee will be on hand to run through the rules and keep things in order, while subs will be rotated every few minutes to ensure everybody gets plenty of game time. If you book through events management company Chilli Sauce you’ll get a bottle of bubbly.

 

We hope you all have a fantastic time in Edinburgh with your bride squad whatever you get up to!

Don’t forget to follow our Instagram and Facebook on @destinationedinburgh to stay up to date with our other tips and recommendations!

To get in touch with us about your apartment or stay in Edinburgh give us a call on 0131 556 3840 have a look on our website 

Why book with us direct?

It’s always worth looking at the various options to get the best deal for your accommodation, travel and other holiday additions.

 

 

It is easy to look at the multi-national giants online because they can provide ease while booking and, in some cases, they can offer good security. Reviews are unbiased because they give an independent view of the stay especially since most require confirmation that you’ve stayed at the accommodation before you can leave feedback (unlike many other review sites).

Whilst these large online booking agents have a slick and secure booking portal, they simply can’t provide specialised knowledge of the accommodation or the local knowledge to really enhance your stay. When you book directly with us, at Destination Edinburgh Apartments, we are able to offer you the best value for money as we don’t charge extra commissions like outside agencies.

 

Have a look below for some more things to consider when booking your next get-away:

 

Best Price Guarantee

We can guarantee that no site can offer you a lower price for our apartments. You can book with confidence that you are getting the best deal and the deal that suits you the best. We encourage you to call up and personalise your stay, whether than means advanced purchase, flexibility or a payment plan.

We can meet your personal requirements
Our website is the only place you can find the full selection of apartments we offer and extras to enhance your stay but we can also allocate the exact apartment you require and discuss the best options with you directly.

Often our apartments are large units and you will be booking for other family members or friends. Speaking to us and booking directly will give you more confidence in exactly what you are booking and what you will receive on arrival.

Local Knowledge

We know the apartments and the area – we can advise on attractions, restaurants, pubs, museums and much more. We can arrange airport pick up as well that links with your check in so a smooth process.

No Hidden Charges

We make it clear how much your room will cost, the price you pick is the price you pay, we are not hiding anything and at the end of the check out process or when you call to book we will make it completely clear.
We can also explain all arrival procedures and make sure everything is fully understood.

Quick, Easy Booking

We use a reservation system that will offer you all options (not limited options we offer through online travel agencies) and Our booking process is one of the quickest in the industry; it only takes as few as four steps to make a booking and you have preferential cancellation methods as well.

Book With Confidence

We handle all of our booking details securely and you will receive a confirmation instantly after making a booking. We do not share data and you have the option to join our mailing list or not – up to you!

Cut out the Middle Man

Booking with an online travel agent adds an extra layer of complexity to your booking, keep it simple and come direct – we can deal with any questions directly not through a call centre.

And just as if it couldn’t get better- We’ll give you a Free Gift

As its financially beneficial to us for you to book direct it means we can offer a free gift, later check out and more.
We offer everyone who books directly with us a free gift (soon changing to a memento to remind you of your stay at the Destination Edinburgh Apartments!)

 

 

 

You can book online direct or give us a call on 0131 556 3840 for the best price, service and a good chat!

 

See you soon!
The Destination Edinburgh Team

 

 

 

Making the most of the great outdoors in Edinburgh

Did you know that Edinburgh has been named the greenest city in the UK?

 

If the weather is looking ‘braw’ it is a great excuse to enjoy Edinburgh’s many parks gardens and walks. A visit to Princes Street Gardens makes for a tranquil retreat from lively Princes Street, Edinburgh’s most popular shopping location. In the gardens you can soak up the sun and enjoy an ice cream while taking a stroll past some interesting monuments and floral displays. It’s also the perfect location to snap some pictures of Edinburgh Castle in all it’s ‘glory’.

 

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Don’t forget to show us in your best outdoor snaps on Instagram

& Use our hashtag #destinationedinburgh

 

Edinburgh’s locals favor The Meadows as a great spot to go and enjoy the outdoors. Found just the south of the city, close by the National Museum of Scotland and The Elephant House, it’s a popular place to have a picnic or play some ball games. If cycling is what you are after you’ll be pleased to find dedicated cycle paths throughout the Meadows, offering you easy access to all corners of the city. The Meadows is also well suited to families with small children as it features a playpark where they can burn out all their energy.

Don’t mind a bit of a challenge? Arthur’s Seat is a popular spot for keen walkers all throughout the year. When you reach the top you’ll be rewarded with the best possible view of the city. There are five suggested routes in the park, suitable for a range of abilities. Check out some other self-guided walking routes for Arthurs Seat here.

 

If you really want to make the most of your Edinburgh Stay, why not wake up early to watch the sun rise over the city?

 

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If you are looking for some scenic riverside views The Water of Leith offers a great variety. The Water of Leith is Edinburgh’s the main river which flows through the capital and eventually reaching the port of Leith. You can walk much of the way with the sound of water rushing beside you. Look out for the natural waterfalls and the various historic sites linked with this important Edinburgh river. We recommend you start your walk descending down the cobbled road of the sleepy Dean Village, the wide path showcases key remnants from the days the village housed a busy mill.

 

North Berwick is a beautiful seaside town which offers a delightful alternative to the city centre. You can catch a 20 minute train from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and hop off to be greeted by the sound of North Berwick’s various sea birds. The town is a much-loved escape for Edinburgh locals, boosting coastal scenery and classic fish and chips shops. There’s plenty to keep you entertained while you are there, with boat trips around the local islands and the Scottish Seabird Centre.

 

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And as promised, here is our best kept local secret;

 

If you are looking for something really different (and affordable) why not try a self-guided outdoor scavenger hunt in the city? Edinburgh has several treasure trails which can be easily downloaded and printed off online and suitable for all ages. The recommended time to spend of a trail is 2 hours but you can take as long as you’d like. Following the clues around the city, who knows what you might find? Have a look at some trials available from our friends at Treasure Trail.

 

Don’t forget to stop for a pint to reward yourself! You’ve been busy making the most of the outdoors.

 

 

Happy Adventuring!

The Destination Edinburgh Apartments Team