|Edinburgh City Breaks, Hotels near Glasgow|
One of Europe's truly cosmopolitan cities, Edinburgh is a top cultural destination for city or theatre breaks in the UK. Indulge your love of modern or fine art, explore Scotland's chequered history at Edinburgh Castle or seek refuge in the city's impressive array of shops and restaurants. Edinburgh contains award-winning cultural attractions and art galleries that are an assault on the senses, From Camera Obscura, the Museum of Childhood and Edinburgh Zoo to Our Dynamic Earth, there is something for everyone in this city of many contrasts.
With a fairly compact city centre, Edinburgh is best explored on foot. As an alternative, you can enjoy one of the many tour buses to view the historic sites and monuments scattered around the city. Take a ghost walk around the narrow lanes and churchyards of Edinburgh's Old Town, the most renowned of which is Greyfriars Kirk, final resting place of that ever-faithful little dog, Greyfriars Bobby. Enjoy a journey into Scotland's past from pre-historic to present times at the Museum of Scotland or hop on board the Royal Yacht Britannia anchored in Leith and marvel at the treasures housed within this former royal vessel.
The most popular time to visit Edinburgh is August, when the Edinburgh Festival Season gets into full swing. Presenting an wide range of events, performances and world-class entertainment, visitors can view stand-up comedy and emerging acts in alternative theatre at the Fringe Festival, or catch one of the high arts and classical performances at the International Festival. In contrast, the Edinburgh Military Tatoo held at the Castle is a stunning and colourful sight to behold.
On a sporting front, Edinburgh is home to Scotland's national rugby team. The awesome Murrayfield Stadium is a favourite destination for rugby aficionados during the Six Nations Tournament and has played host to Rugby World Cup matches on numerous occasions.
During the busy festival season, Hogmanay celebrations and international rugby matches, there is often a shortage of accommodation in Edinburgh. Responding to the needs of visitors, the Charing Cross Guest House in Glasgow provides the perfect solution. Offering good quality and budget accommodation, patrons are well-served by regular trains from Glasgow Queen Street whisking you to the heart of Edinburgh in just 40 minutes.