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Mothers day is only around the corner.

Why not treat them to a special break to the stunning Scottish capital and enjoy some quality time together this Mothers Day. The unique charm of Edinburgh is enough to sweep you off your feet. The Scottish capital is full to the brim of exciting events, attractions, and great places to eat and drink, perfect for a breakaway with your mother. Get ready to embrace city life by booking a few nights away in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Not sure what to do this mothers day? Edinburgh has endless things to do and see, here are just a few of our favourites:

Adult Activities

  • Play with your drink at Cocktail Geeks
  • Learn about whisky at the Edinburgh Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Catch a movie and a drink at The Dominion or The Cameo
  • See a band at Stramash, Whistlebinkies or Brewhemia
  • Have a laugh at Monkey Barrel or The Stand
  • Drink cocktails and score at Lane 7 bowling
  • Have a nosey at the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Play retro games at NQ64 of Lothian Road
  • Try to escape the Department Of Magic
  • Shop at the Royal Mile Market
  • Relax at a spa hotel
  • Climb at Alien Rock

Family-Friendly Activities

  • Learn about Edinburgh’s underground at Mary Kings Close
  • Make chocolate at The Chocolatarium
  • Get whacky at the Camera Obscura
  • Take a tour of Edinburgh Dungeons
  • Get your skates on at The Boardwalk
  • Challenge your strength at Ninja Warrior

Museums in Edinburgh

  • National Museum of Scotland – Scottish antiquities, culture and history
  • Museum of Edinburgh – Exhibits sharing the history of Edinburgh
  • The People’s Story Museum – The story late 18th century to the present day people of Edinburgh
  • St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum – Musical instruments
  • John Knox House – Historic owned and lived in by Protestant reformer John Knox during the 16th century
  • The Writers’ Museum – The story of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Museum of Childhood – Toys through the ages
  • Surgeons’ Hall Museums – Artefacts and medical history
  • Museum on the Mound – Learn about money in Scotland
  • National War Museum – 400 years of conflict in one museum

Galleries in Edinburgh

  • Scottish National Gallery – Fine art including The Skating Minister
  • Royal Scottish Academy Building – Annual Scottish graduate show
  • Fruitmarket Gallery – Art gallery, bookshop and a cafe
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery  – Famous Scots in portrait
  • Modern One and Two – Modern and contemporary art
  • The Queens Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse – Small gallery at Holyrood

Use the code: BOOK-DIRECT

Using this code provides you with a 20% discount on all bookings using our Best Available Rate. Reservations can be amended or cancelled by 16:00 on the Day Prior to Arrival.

The Following Terms & Conditions Apply

No Deposit is required, a pre-authorisation of the first night’s value is obtained 24 hours prior to arrival. The pre-authorisation is not a charge and no funds have been debited from your account. Reservations can be amended or cancelled by 16:00 on the Day Prior to Arrival. Minimum stays may be applicable. Excludes the following dates: August, Scottish rugby fixtures, and New Year’s Eve.

Visit our offers page to learn more. 

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