Royal Edinburgh Pass

We have just had some German visitors who thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Edinburgh.  During their time here they made great use of the “Royal Edinburgh Pass” which gives customers the chance to visit 3 of Edinburgh’s most iconic sights; Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and The Royal Yacht Britannia, as well as having 48 hours on the wonderful Edinburgh Open Top Bus Tour, a must do when in the city.

With the city getting in full swing for the Christmas celebrations, Edinburgh is a beautiful place to be over the holiday season.  The Christmas Markets and ice rinks will be open at the end of November and are a great place to get in the Festive cheer! With so much to see and do for everyone it is one for the bucket list!


Remembrance Sunday


Check out our blog on our destination Edinburgh website –

Edinburgh Weekend suggestions

See here for how our Managing Director would spend his weekend in Edinburgh as a tourist:

This is Edinburgh…..

Edinburgh is like no other city with its grand buildings, winding cobbled alleyways, a city beneath the city, and all in the shadow of quite simply a spectacular castle!  Visitors can marvel at so many sights and have a genuine feel of being in Scotland with all things tartan and bagpipes! We at Destination Edinburgh really want our customers to have a great time when in the Capital City of Scotland, and believe that the following site is a great place for everything you could want when in Edinburgh – what’s on, restaurant offers, top things to see and even the best things to do according to the season.  There really is a load of information that   would be useful to all of our guests, click here for information:


TripAdvisor Update


We are delighted to announce that our apartments(Destination Edinburgh Apartments) are now ranked 5th in Edinburgh Apartments on Trip Advisor! Trip Advisor is where the world goes to plan, rate and research trips and holidays. With over 280 million users each month, we have to maintain an extremely high standard of service to ensure our ratings remain as high as they can possibly be.

To read about our Glory Days News please have a look at our Glory Days Blog or for Destination Edinburgh News our Destination Edinburgh Blog

Edinburgh Christmas Plans Released

Christmas in Edinburgh is a very special time of year! The beautiful setting and the festive atmosphere go hand in hand to provide a sensational pre-Christmas experience.

Last year saw the expansion of the Christmas market seeing it move to St Andrews Square, this continues this year with plans for a oval ice rink for shoppers and tourists to enjoy!


This will go perfectly with the already extremely popular Winter Wonderland which is located under the gaze of Edinburgh castle in Princess street Gardens.

A further bonus for residents of Edinburgh residents is the 20% discount that organizers are planning to reward them with.

For a full list of the plans check out the Edinburgh News Article

Things to do in Edinburgh and surrounding area

During your stay in Edinburgh, take a look at this blog form our sister company to get some ideas of what to do

Ryder Cup 2014

The Ryder Cup is nearly upon us and the excitement is buzzing around Edinburgh

Click for an interesting read on the Ryder Cup 2014 from one of our other sites


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Book Direct for free gift

We are delighted to say that from now, any bookings made directly through our website or over the phone at Destination Edinburgh Apartments, will receive a free gift!

So, why not make that booking today and come visit some of Edinburgh’s most iconic sites such as Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, Palace of Holyroodhouse and many, many more!

Call us on 0131 556 3840 or visit



Forth Road Bridge 50th Celebrations

This weekend there will round off the celebrations marking 50 years since the Forth Road Bridge opened. In 1964 the bridge opened up the city of Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife. However, more importantly, it made the north of Scotland much more accessible for the rest of the UK.


The marvel of the engineering, is still gawped at by all that travel along it’s 1.6 mile stretch, was the 4th largest Suspension bridge at the time of completion. It is by far the toughest bridge of the 4 having to deal with the harsh Scottish winters and gale force winds!

Saturday the 13th will see Big Country performing and a fire river flowing across the span of the bridge, culminating in a street party in South Queensferry.

Read more at Bbc News