• The Perfect City Break
    in Edinburgh
  • Explore Arthur's Seat
  • Relax in Princes St Gardens
  • Visit the Forth Bridges

48 hours in Edinburgh

Our knowledgeable team can design an itinerary to meet your specific needs and make the most of your time in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Here are some of our top recommendations:

Historic Edinburgh

No short break in Edinburgh is complete without a visit to the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Visit the beautiful St Giles Cathedral which, with its infamous spire, stands between Edinburgh Castle and the quirky Scottish Parliament building before visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the foot of the Royal Mile. Enjoy a spot of lunch and a whisky or cocktail at one of the many restaurants and bars on the historic Royal Mile, before walking down The Mound, through Princes Street Gardens, and returning to The Chester Residence in Edinburgh's West End. A spot of shopping en route is also recommended

Culture in the City

There is a wealth of (often free) cultural activity in Edinburgh, with a range of museums and galleries catering for all tastes. All are within walking distance or a short taxi ride from our serviced apartments in Edinburgh. The National Gallery of Scotland and The National Museum are ideal to explore and find out about Edinburgh’s history.

Foodie's Paradise

Edinburgh has a great food scene with some of the top restaurants reinventing our culinary scene. There is no shortage of restaurants to sample, from fine dining to relaxed dining there is something for everyone. There is also a wide variety of bars and pubs within a short walking distance from The Chester Residence.

Sample the true taste of Edinburgh and discover the freshest local produce at the city farmers’ markets. Whether you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth or want to pick up the best meat, seasonal fruit and vegetables or dairy produce from the area, there is something for you.

A Stone's Throw Away

On your Edinburgh short break, be sure to visit the city’s picturesque waterfront and harbours. From Leith to Granton Harbour, Edinburgh’s waterfront is a dynamic part of the city and one of the most significant waterfront regeneration projects in Europe. With award-winning Michelin starred restaurants, shops and bars, it feels like a village in its own right, yet it’s just a short distance from Edinburgh’s city centre.

Pay a visit to the magnificent Royal Yacht Britannia, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world, as well as Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.

Shop 'til you drop

Check out Edinburgh's fabulous shopping! From high street favourites on Princes Street and the funky West End boutiques to the eclectic Greater Grassmarket area, or try the ultimate in luxury designer shopping on Multrees Walk. You're spoilt for choice whichever direction you pick!