EDINBURGH

 

 

THE CITY’S MEDIEVAL CASTLE DOMINATES A PICTURESQUE, GOTHIC SKYLINE. TRADITIONAL
AS MUCH AS CONTEMPORARY, AND WITH EXCEPTIONAL DINING OPPORTUNITIES, EDINBURGH
STANDS PROUD OVER THE NORTHERN, GREEN LANDSCAPE AS THE ARISTOCRATIC CAPITAL OF SCOTLAND.

TWELVE PICARDY PLACE

Book a room at Twelve Picardy Place, the capital’s luxurious hidden gem, to be your home base as you explore Edinburgh. Making the most of its central position, just off York Place, the boutique hotel is within easy reach of the best venues that the city has to offer. The Master Suite is glorious with the bed situated in the middle of the room and an immense bathroom that includes a soaking tub and a rainforest shower. It’s a celebration of modern Scottish glamour and minimalism. (twelvepicardyplace.com)

FACE TO FACE WITH A MASTERPIECE

If you are an art lover you can’t miss a visit to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, especially with it’s current exhibition of Bridget Riley. Her collection of minimalist art not only engages the eye, but elicits physical sensations of flux, rhythm and energy. The Gallery also has an outstanding collection of international post-war work and the most important and extensive collection of modern Scottish art. You will also be enchanted by the lake just outside the larger gallery Modern 1. (nationalgalleries.org)

MEAT LOVER’S PARADISE

Edinburgh is one of the UK’s hottest dining out destinations. To make your visit to the city unique and unforgettable you have to experience the local food. Twelve Picardy Place, the boutique hotel, boasts two restaurants, STEAK and Steak on Stones. The first provides its customers with the opportunity to dine within the most dramatic of settings and offers the best steak in Edinburgh. Steak on Stones offers a unique and sizzling dining experience, serving pre-heated lava stones that allow you to cook your steak to your own personal perfection. (steakedinburgh.com)

THE MODERN EDINBURGH

There is an area in Edinburgh that doesn’t really feel like it’s actually part of the city. This district is called Quartermile. It lies between the heart of the town and the parkland of the Meadows and falls within a central area that was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. New construction is combined with the selective refurbishment of the historic buildings, offering unique luxury properties. In this neighbourhood you can shop, eat, drink and exercise. When you’re in need of a break after exploring Quartermile make sure you stop at No.8 Lister Square, a stylish location for food & drinks.. (no8listersquare.co.uk)

PANORAMIC VIEWS

If you wish to photograph the stunning city’s landscapes from the highest point, climb to Edinburgh’s ancient volcano, Arthurs Seat. The hike is moderate and the hill is located not far from the city centre. It is definitely worth the walk. If you don’t feel like going all the way up to the top you can opt for a closer view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill where it’s possible to capture an incomparable skyline. For the least effort and a closer view of the castle you can enjoy a view from the balcony on the top floor of the National Museum of Scotland’s balcony. (nms.ac.uk)

DO YOU WANT TO EXPLORE MORE?

 

Castle Terrace – Restaurant – castleterracerestaurant.com
Royal Botanic Garden – rbge.org.uk
Princes Street Gardens

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