Thanks in part to the youthful frenzy of the festivals, it is easy to fall in love with Edinburgh in August.
However, there are plenty who would rather be seduced by the more sophisticated mood of the city in autumn.
Crisp, clear nights; misty mornings and the changing colours of the trees all give Scotland’s capital a more elegant allure.
Make like a local and be charmed by Edinburgh in autumn with today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay at the Radisson Blu.
Royal Mile location
Brilliantly located on the Royal Mile, this four star hotel is ideal for visiting well known attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace as well as exploring the historic vennels, wynds and closes of the Old Town.
Available seven nights a week, the offer is for two people to stay in a twin or double room.
As well as a glass of Prosecco on arrival, guests will enjoy the hotel’s super breakfast buffet in the morning. It’s the prefect preparation for a day spent sightseeing in Edinburgh or scouring the capital’s shops – Harvey Nicks and the designer boutiques of Multree Walk are only a short walk from the Radisson Blu.
Saturday night stays will be charged a £25 supplement.
Designed in a welcoming, contemporary style, the rooms at the Radisson feature free WiFi; a drinks tray and luxurious Anne Semonin bath products.
As part of this Big Deal, you can also take advantage of complimentary pay movies and free parking. The hotel is only a ten minute walk or five minute taxi ride from Waverley station if arriving by train.
In addition, the Radisson Blu has a state of the art fitness centre complete with a swimming pool and sauna which you are welcome to use during your visit.
Many guests choose to take dinner in the hotel’s Itchycoo Bar and Kitchen. From smoked salmon to Aberdeen Angus beef, the menu offers a great taste of Scotland’s natural larder as well as more exotic choices from around the world.
The Radisson Blu on the Royal Mile has no shortage of fans. This is what a recent guest thought of her experiences:
‘Perfect location. We stayed here five nights and the hotel was wonderful. Very friendly staff, super comfortable bed and HUGE pillows. It is right on the Royal Mile and is close to everything. Fringe was in full effect and we loved being right in the middle of it all, with a nice place to come back to after full days of touring Edinburgh. I would highly recommend it!’
Take a break
This Big Deal writer is an Edinburgh local and I think autumn is the best time to see the city. From the haar on the Forth to the lengthening shadows at dusk, autumn brings out Edinburgh’s most romantic side.
Come and enjoy it all from the conveniently located Radisson Blu in the heart of the Royal Mile.