Spring Breaks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s Stunning Capital.

Edinburgh comes alive in spring, beckoning visitors with its abundant trees, parks, and green spaces that adorn the cityscape. A springtime sojourn unveils a vibrant tapestry of colours and scents as the first blooms emerge and trees burst into blossom. There’s no better time to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Edinburgh than during this season.

Explore Princes Street Gardens, where the earth awakens with the promise of spring. Witness nature’s marvel as plants and flowers unfurl in a kaleidoscope of hues. Lose yourself in the enchanting oasis of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where each corner reveals a new floral spectacle. Take a leisurely stroll through The Meadows, where cherry blossoms line your path, casting a magical aura over the landscape.

On sun-kissed spring days, Edinburgh’s parks and squares burst with life, exuding an irresistible charm. Breathe in the fragrant air as you wander amidst blossoms, creating a scene straight out of a fairytale.

Moreover, springtime in Edinburgh is a delight for families, with the city abuzz with festivities. Dive into the wonders of science at the Edinburgh Science Festival or let your imaginations soar at the Edinburgh Children’s Festival. With a myriad of activities and events, there’s never a dull moment during this enchanting season in Edinburgh.


Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh, the Old Waverley Hotel seamlessly blends Victorian charm with modern comforts. Our distinguished traditional décor creates an ambience of elegance, offering an ideal retreat for both leisure and corporate travellers in the bustling capital.

We cater to all types of guests, providing a range of accommodations from cosy single bedrooms equipped with all necessary amenities for a peaceful solo stay to our exquisite superior double rooms boasting spacious comfort and breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle.

Conveniently located on Princes Street, we are within easy reach of Edinburgh’s most iconic attractions and landmarks. The Old Waverley Hotel is a mere 10-minute stroll from the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace, as well as the city’s financial hub. Additionally, we’re just a short taxi ride away from the EICC and Edinburgh Castle. With Waverley Train Station within walking distance and Edinburgh International Airport a quick drive away, accessing our hotel is effortless.


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Our Guide to Edinburgh this Spring

Edinburgh is a wonderful destination to visit all year round, but April and May offer a special charm if you come prepared for the changeable weather. As Scotland emerges from its winter slumber, the days become longer, flowers bloom in vibrant colours, cherry blossoms create a breathtaking spectacle, and the city comes alive with Easter traditions and festivities. This guide presents a comprehensive list of the top activities to enjoy in Edinburgh during spring, along with recommendations on delightful local cuisine, the best places to grab a drink, and how to partake in Easter celebrations.

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