Edinburgh overnight getaway for two in a comfy New Town hotel from £69

Edinburgh overnight getaway for two in a comfy New Town hotel from £69

With this fantastic and cheap getaway you’ll stay at the welcoming and comfortable Thistle Hotel, located in Edinburgh’s New Town close to Haymarket Station and Princes Street. This is a peaceful area that’s within walking distance to lots of excellent bars, restaurants and shops.

It’s also set close to bus stops from where you can get out and about and discover this amazing city. A 10 to 15 minute walk will get you to the West End and from here you can stroll along Princes Street Gardens, walk up to Edinburgh Castle, stroll down the Royal Mile tot eh Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s residence when she visits the city.

photo of Thistle Hotel exterior

There’s so much to and see in this city, from amazing shopping, superb dining, a vibrant nightlife, it’s also a place that’s packed with culture and history.

What You’ll Get

Included in all the options: Breakfast, mulled/ginger wine and mince pies arriving between 1 Dec 2015-31 Mar 2016

Option 1: for 2 in double room

  • £69 for 1 night valid Sun-Thu
  • £79 for 1 night valid Fri-Sun
  • £129 for 2 nights valid Sun-Thu
  • £149 for 2 nights valid Fri-Sun

Option 2: for 4 in family room with a selection box for the kids

  • £119 for 1 night
  • £199 for 2 nights

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With a fantastic network of routes throughout the UK, Megabus is a fantastic method of lowcost travel with a huge selection on inter city routes.

For those planning to travel to Europe on a budget then coach travel is well worth consideration, traveling city centre to city centre, with a decent baggage allowance of 2 medium size cases, cuts your costs even more. With an extensive European network Eurolines provide an excellent lowcost solution.

Taking the train is also a great option with lots of intercity rail connections within the UK, you can book easily online with Virgin Trains and at thetrainline.com both often have some really competitive rates on fares for specific dates, and if you book in advance. Rail travel is a great way to travel to city centres when you are booking a luxury UK hotel stay.

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What to do when you get there

A big part of the fun when getting away is discovering and exploring the location and finding exciting things to do. To ensure you’re kept busy and don’t miss the highlights then check out GetYourGuide where there’s an amazing selection of tours and activities.

If you want to find out what other people are saying about the location you’re heading to, you can always have a look at TripAdvisor, there’s usually lots of useful comments on where to go and what to see.


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