A Winter Break in Edinburgh.

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A Winter Break in Edinburgh.

We explore the best places to go this festive season to enjoy Edinburgh’s historic architecture, cobbled streets and speciality coffee shops.

Edinburgh is one of the best places to visit during the winter and is full of history, architecture, and culture. Whether you want to cosy up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Or, venture out to explore the some of the city’s best kept secrets – you really can do it all.

From speciality coffee to pub grub and quaint interiors – we note a few of our favourite things to do and places to go over the festive season:


The Milkman: Hot drinks & festive treats.


Take a stroll to Edinburgh’s Old Town and find The Milkman, known as one of the best coffee shops in the area. A cosy spot with delicious cakes - be sure to go at less popular times as there is very limited seating.

7 Cockburn St, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP

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Edinburgh’s Old Town: Historic architecture.


The historic heart of the city has hidden corners, tall buildings and narrow alleyways – perfect for a weekend of exploration.


Christmas Market: Festive fun for all the family.


Edinburgh’s festive market is back for 2022 and it is starting a little earlier this year on 20th November. Details are still to be confirmed – but it’s not one to miss…


Edinburgh’s Hogmanay: A three-day celebration.


If you are a local or are visiting in late December, make sure to join the Hogmanay for a street party, disco, and an incredible concert in the gardens.

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Salt Horse: Bottled beer.


Simply a beer lovers dream with 350 bottled beers up for grabs.

57-61 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB

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Fruitmarket: Free art gallery.


A free public space for both artists and audiences. Enjoy exhibitions, performances, and events alongside a café and book shop.

45 Market St, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

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Brew Lab Coffee: Edinburgh’s ‘best coffee’.


Single origin coffee. Your choice of two espressos or two filter coffees along side artisanal food. What’s not to love?

6-8 S College St, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

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Eden Locke: Your city base.


Central location, spacious apartments, pastel interiors, and a super friendly team. After a long day of exploring, spend a night in your apartment cooking your go to festive meal with friends. (Don’t forget the mulled wine.)

Be sure to pack your winter accessories - an ice rink was installed right outside the property last December and we are hoping for the same to be confirmed this year, stay tuned…

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