Gay holiday in Edinburgh

01 Oct 2020, by Siobhan

The ultimate gay holiday in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of our favourite cities – we love its warm welcome, fun nightlife scene, top-notch food, fab shopping and fascinating historic attractions. It also has some of the best luxury hotels in the UK. And then there’s the ‘Pink Triangle’, where you’ll find the hottest gay scene in Scotland, from classy bars to all-out-party clubs. Whether you need a gay-friendly Edinburgh hotel or an Edinburgh holiday itinerary where everything is tailor-made for you, we can help.

Edinburgh Castle

Hand-crafted gay holidays to Edinburgh

We’ve put together a handful of holidays where your transport, hotel and sightseeing is all included – basically, we’ve done the hard work for you. But we also want to make sure that your Edinburgh holiday is as unique as you are, so if you want to stay longer or add a cheeky upgrade, we can easily arrange this for you.

If you’ve never stepped foot in Edinburgh before, we recommend our Edinburgh City Break. This short-and-sweet three-nighter will whisk you up to Edinburgh by train and introduce you to the city’s best bits, like the castle, Royal Mile and Arthur’s Seat.

You don’t have to be Harry Potter mad to choose our Edinburgh and the Jacobite holiday, but if you are then you’re in for a real treat. The Jacobite Steam Train is famously known as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter series! After time to explore Edinburgh, you’ll head out into the beautiful Scottish Highlands, passing glistening lochs and rugged mountain peaks.

There’s something romantic about travelling by train and on our London, Edinburgh, York and the Caledonian Sleeper holiday you’ll get to spend the night on board the iconic Caledonian Sleeper. In Edinburgh, we’ve included a city tour so that you can get the most out of your time here.

Edinburgh is the final stop on our Best of Britain itinerary. Now is a great time for a self-drive and on this road trip you can take your time as you make your way up from London, via Oxford, Manchester and York. On the final stretch towards Edinburgh, we recommend driving alongside the coast for spectacular views of the North Sea.

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Glenfinnan Viaduct. One for Harry Potter Fans

The best gay hotels in Edinburgh

Our featured hotel is the Nira Caledonia – it’s Edinburgh’s top luxury gay-friendly hotel. This upmarket boutique Georgian townhouse is tucked away on a classy cobbled crescent, close to the ‘Pink Triangle’. The hotel is smart and modern and has a standout restaurant, Blackwoods, which serves up fresh, local and seasonal produce. There’s also a cosy bar for vintage malt whisky nightcaps. The biggest thing that impresses us, though, is the incredibly warm and friendly service that will make you feel at home.

If you’re looking for somewhere with a different vibe to the Nira Caledonia then get in touch. We know the top gay-friendly hotels in the best locations in Edinburgh and will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Nira Caledonia

Ready to start planning your gay holiday in Edinburgh? Then get in touch – we love nothing more than chatting about holidays and will take care of the small details so that you can have a fun time-out in Scotland’s beautiful capital.


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