Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets will once again return to the heart of the city in East Princes St Gardens and George Street selling a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items and offering a unique shopping experience for visitors. The Scottish market and European market together have over 130 craft, food and drink stalls. The treats available include locally produced sausages, fresh seafood, unique chocolate, delightful cupcakes, gin, Scottish brewed craft beer, Scottish crafted jewellery and woodwork, the best Scottish accessories on offer and much more.

17th Nov 2018 - 24th Dec 2018 (Estimated Dates - TBC)
While you're in Edinburgh why not visit...

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to the Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences. Throughout the Christmas season, Britannia will be filled with stunning decorations to bring festive cheer to all who climb aboard from the State Apartments to below decks!

The Gift Shop is filled with Christmas presents and stocking fillers for all the family. The beautiful Royal Deck Tea Room, with its stunning views over the Firth of Forth, offers some fantastic winter warmers, including hot toddy and hot chocolate.

The centrepiece of the Yacht’s Christmas decorations will be a stunning Christmas tree from the Queen’s private estate, Balmoral. Specially selected by The Queen’s Woods Foreman, the 7ft Scots Pine gifted to Britannia will go on display in the State Drawing Room and be beautifully decorated in keeping with Royal traditions.

 

Christmas at the Royal Botanic Gardens
23rd Nov 2018 - 30th Dec 2018
(closed 27, 28, 29 Nov and 3, 4, 10, 11 and 25 Dec)

As night falls, enter the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for a magical, botanical outdoor trail of light celebrating Christmas. Follow the trail along the Garden’s paths through the spectacularly lit trees and landscape. Prepare to be mesmerised by the hypnotic beauty of the flickering “Fire Garden”, a woodland grove of ‘singing’ conifers and the magical “Crystal Lawn”.

Look out for Santa Claus and be sure to give him and his elves a wave! Enjoy spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air.  Gather to toast marshmallows and enjoy other traditional fare before browsing the Garden’s festive gift shop.

There’s something for everyone at this festive event, a one mile illuminated trail that winds its way through the world famous Garden, providing a magical experience after dark and fun for all the family.
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Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club

Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway
AAA+
Conveniently located in the heart of Dumfries, the hotel offers a warm welcome and excellent leisure facilities.  The hotel has 91 comfortable bedrooms decorated in a style to retain the charm and character of a Scottish hotel and each comes equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel's Forum Café Bar is the perfect spot for coffee and cake and the Reivers Restaurant offers dishes prepared by an experienced team of chefs.  There is a lift with 4 steps leading to it.  The hotel's leisure facilities are located on the ground floor and include swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room and gym.  Coach parking is located on-site and is free of charge.

Crowwood House Hotel

Chryston, near Glasgow
AAA Good Touring Location
The hotel is located just a 10 minute drive from Glasgow city centre and is an ideal touring base. The hotel offers a comfortable, open plan bar and informal restaurant serving traditional cuisine. The 37 comfortably furnished bedrooms are well equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge.

Erskine Bridge Hotel

Erskine
AAA
The Erskine Bridge Hotel & Spa overlooks the Erskine Bridge, Kilpatrick Hills and River Clyde, and is ideally located for touring west central Scotland and the Trossachs. All 177 bedrooms feature TVs, hairdryers & tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel's Riverfront Brasserie overlooks the Clyde and serves a modern Scottish menu, whilst the bar offers local whiskies, beverages, and snacks. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and games room. Coach parking is on-site & free of charge.

King Robert Hotel

Bannockburn, Stirlingshire
AAA+
This great value hotel is situated on the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, only 1.5 miles from historic Stirling and just minutes away from the motorway network. The 52 bedrooms are equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant provides a modern and relaxing environment where meals are prepared from locally sourced produce. There is also a comfortable bar area with outdoor seating. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Mercure Livingston

Livingston, Scotland
AAA
This modern style 3 star hotel is conveniently situated for groups touring in Scotland. Located in between Edinburgh and Glasgow, it has good road access to both main cities. All 120 rooms are comfortably furnished and have hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift, but the hotel only has 2 floors with a mixture of both ground floor and first floor rooms. Enjoy a relaxing meal in the Arts Brasserie and afterwards enjoy a drink in the elegant lounge or friendly atmosphere of the bar. In addition, the hotel has good leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, mini gym and steam room. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel

Eddleston, near Peebles
AAA+ Unique Style Hotel
This 3 star 16th century castle hotel has the real wow factor as you arrive. Located in the Peebles countryside just a short drive from the town. Inside the historic façade the hotel has all the trappings of a modern and contemporary hotel. All 78 bedrooms are equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals are served in the stylish restaurant and drinks can be enjoyed in the cosy bar where there are plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs where guests can relax. The hotel offers complimentary leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and mini-gym. There is a lift to all floors, however some single rooms are accessed via a flight of steps. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge.

Cairndale Hotel

Dumfries
3 Nights Half Board
November 2018
Twin from £159pp


King Robert Hotel

Stirling
Winter Warmer Package
4 Nights Half Board
December 2018
Twin from £195pp


Erskine Bridge Hotel

Erskine
3 Nights Half Board
November 2018
Twin from £110pp


Crowwood House Hotel

Glasgow
Free Bar Package
4 Nights Half Board
November & December 2018
Twin from £180pp


Mercure Livingston

Livingston
3 Nights Half Board
November & December 2018
Twin from £135pp


Mercure Peebles Barony Castle

Peebles
3 Nights Half Board
November 2018
Twin from £149pp
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