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Edinburgh's Top Winter Delights

Hello from the comfort of our cosy living room! We miss you a lot. In fact, we’re so excited for when we’re able to safely welcome you back, we’re delving into the top winter attractions in Edinburgh!

As soon as it’s safe to go outside, don your tartan scarf and scurry back to Scotland! Stay in our boutique Edinburgh city centre hotel and take in the wonders Edinburgh offers all season round.


Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Right on the Royal Mile, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is waiting to take you on a weird and wonderful ride. With five floors of fun, you’ll be dying to take your hat and scarf off as you reach the top floor! Wind your way back down through the attractions and you’ll be informed, entertained and cosy-warm before you know it!



The Royal Botanic Garden

Wish you were somewhere tropical? We have just the thing! Established in 1670, the Royal Botanic Garden is our favourite spot to warm up (except maybe a whiskey bar!) Gaze in awe as you stroll under the tallest palms in Britain and smell the scents of the botanic flora. With a variety of exotic plants inside, it’s no surprise that the gardens are humid and toasty warm!

If you’re hardened to the snow like us Scots, take a stroll in Chinese Hillside or among the Redwood trees in the Woodland Garden. In winter, the garden is covered in sparkling snow while various rare plants blossom and bloom.



The Palace of Holyrood House

If you’re enjoying a winter staycation in Edinburgh, you simply can’t miss out on booking a tour of Holyrood House. It’s Queen Lizzie’s official residence when visiting Scotland and the home of Scottish royal history. Only seasonally open from 14th November to 31st March, don’t miss out on this grand delight.

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Calton Hill

This iconic hill, no matter the season, is capable of taking your breath away. Take a leisurely stroll up the hill, with a take-out hot beverage in hand while bundled up. Watch the landscape transform before your very eyes into an all-encompassing view of Edinburgh skyline as you reach the top. The true beauty of Edinburgh can be found here, and it’s even more magical with a dusting of snow. You’ll forget about the chill as soon as you lay eyes on our beautiful capital. Trust us.



Edinburgh Castle

We’re not compensating for anything, but we have the biggest density of historic fortresses and palaces per acre than anywhere else in the United Kingdom. However, Edinburgh Castle remains the most visited attraction in our city. Pre-book a tour to Edinburgh Castle, take in all that you see, and the chill in the air is nothing in comparison to the chilling stories you can find about Edinburgh’s dark history.



Bistros and Gastro Pubs Galore

It’s not a surprise that we’re known for our whiskey, and it’s only a given that Edinburgh is a massive market, attracting foodies and connoisseurs alike. Why not book a whiskey tasting, or just explore to find a toasty pub with an open fire. There’s one on every corner, and you may just find some sweet little hidden gems of your own. With a full belly of delectable Scottish delicacies and a warm chest from sampling a Wee Dram, stroll back to our Edinburgh hotel to put your feet up for a blissful sleep.

We hope you enjoyed our blog on the wonderful winter delights Edinburgh has to offer, and hope you’ll come to stay with us once again when it’s safe to do so. We’d love to have you back.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our 3 for 2 offer, which can be booked until 31st December for stays throughout March. After all, 2021 has to be a great year, we all deserve it.





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We loved our stay. The hotel staff was great, very helpful with directions and suggestions. The location was an easy walk to the train station and everything we wanted to see in Edinburgh.

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Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Reviews



This hotel is such a great find. Its location cannot be beat and the rooms are incredibly nice. Great amenities (including complimentary mini bar) and great service. Would definitely stay here again!


Newcastle upon Tyne

I stayed here overnight to see Justin Timberlake on his Man of The Woods Tour. We were greeted with the warmest welcome by the receptionist...genuinely helpful and friendly. We stayed in the Suite, which has everything I could possibly need. A FREE (well stocked) mini bar! Robes, Aveda toiletries, slippers, free calls, a very appreciated cafetiere with ground coffee and a lovely selection of teas. 30mins in and a welcome plate arrived with 5 good size desserts...gorgeous.

Room service was excellent and the breakfast was utterly delicious and brought to the room at no extra charge. The room was very large and spacious with a huge double bed, blissfully comfortable. When needed in the evening the staff pressed a button at reception and a taxi arrived within 2 minutes...Outstanding service!

I had such a fantastic stay here that I shall return in November and I'll be re-booking this Suite.


Kingston upon Hull

Less than 10 mins walk from Waverley. Staff were very polite, helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Room was a good size with a great bathroom. Large shower, robes and Aveda products included. Fridge with free cold drinks. Good breakfast with plenty of choice. Both couples enjoyed and would stay again.



Really nice friendly boutique hotel. We didn't arrive until late but the hotel was more than happy to let us check in late. After checking in we also asked for some area recommendations, which again the staff were more than happy to give us. Our room was really nice and very clean, bed was comfortable and gave us a good night sleep. We stayed for two night and did not hear any noise from the hotel or any of the other guest. In a good location with only a short walk to the shops and restaurant/cinema ! If staying on Edinburgh I would highly recommend this hotel!



Stayed for one night, but very impressed. Receptionist was fantastic, very professional, helpful, good looking and immaculately presented. The room was excellent, very clean, bed comfortable and the shower was fantastic, hot and powerful.

Breakfast well worth the money, with attention to detail and served hot. The location is excellent with just a 10 minutes walk from the station and to Princess Street. I will definitely stay here again.

Great boutique hotel and great value for money. Wish I was staying for longer.



Had a one night stay here. The location is great, right beside a Tram Stop, 2 minute walk to St Andrews Square bus station, 15 min from Waverley Train station and short walk to main shopping and restaurants. Hotel was very clean & comfortable. Good Breakfast. Very friendly staff.



Really nice hotel in a fantastic location for train station, shopping and nightlife. Lovely rooms, with complimentary snacks and lovely Aveda toiletries in the room. Bed was really comfortable, breakfast was also excellent and the staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends visiting Edinburgh.



Visited the hotel and stayed 2 nights having stayed at the Indigo in London. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely rooms, great service, very good location opposite the tram stop and bus routes.
Lovely bar and restaurant is on site if you prefer to stay close for dinner!



I stayed at Hotel Indigo for first time last week, the service from the reception, bar and restaurant staff was faultless. The room was very comfortable and the bed was the comfiest i have ever slept in. The Hotel is situated close to the Playhouse and only 5 minute walk from waverley station, there are several good bars and restaurants in the vicinity. A great Hotel in a good area.

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