a performance in the Spiegeltent during the festival
performers at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle
Winter Wonderland in East Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh Festival Fringe street performers, Royal Mile
Edinburgh and the Lothians is ideal for Christmas breaks as the city comes to life with sparkling lights on the main thoroughfare, Princes Street, with an open air ice rink, Christmas market and Big Wheel.
The capital city is a great choice for a theatre break - whether you want to take in a well-known production or fancy some local shows, there are a choice of theatres in Edinburgh.
Organise a last-minute romantic break to Edinburgh and the Lothians and you could enjoy Michelin-star dining, followed by cocktails and rounded off with a night in one of the region’s luxury hotels.
Or if you are travelling here on a group break, you can choose adventure with Go Ape in Beecraigs Country Park and take in a rugby game at Murrayfield, or relaxation, with excellent shopping throughout the region.
The region is a great choice for a variety of breaks because it’s so easily accessible with regular train services, excellent road links and a major international airport. You can find information on exactly how to get here by road, rail and air in our getting here section.
Once you’re here, there are also excellent options for travelling around the city to experience the best of what Edinburgh and the Lothians has to offer.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.