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Festival in style with these luxury Edinburgh experiences

28/7/17, in Things to do

Visiting Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe or Edinburgh International Festival? We’ve hunted out the best luxury experiences this August, so you can festival in style this year…

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This has to be the ultimate festival experience in Edinburgh. This world-renowned event takes place at Edinburgh Castle from Friday 4th – Saturday 26th August. Featuring performers from 48 countries, the Tattoo is a celebration of music and entertainment, enjoyed by over 220,000 people each year, plus 100 million people from all over the world who watch it on TV!

As well as regular tickets, there are a range of packages available ranging in price from £110 for the Wallace Package, featuring a guided tour of the Scottish Whisky Experience, a whisky cocktail and canapes, to £545 for the ultra-luxurious Queen Anne Package which includes a VIP seat in the Royal Gallery, a Castle guide, glass of Champagne, four course dinner with bottle of wine, invitation to the post-show Champagne Pommery Reception and more!

A guaranteed sell out, book quickly to avoid disappointment. Click here for further information on the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo or to book tickets.

Afternoon tea

Why not take a break between shows to enjoy a luxury Afternoon Tea? Admire the breath-taking views over the city from Harvey Nichols’ Forth Floor Restaurant whilst enjoying a Champagne Afternoon Tea for £30 per person. If rosé is your tipple of choice, they offer a Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea for £32 per person. Click here for further information or to book.

Or, work your way up the Royal Mile and enjoy the variety of street performances before heading along to Parliament Square, next to St Giles Cathedral, for ‘Edinburgh’s Finest Afternoon Tea’ at The Colonnades at the Signet Library. An iconic building, the Signet Library was described by King George IV as ‘the finest drawing room in Europe’. Their Afternoon Tea is available from 11am – 5pm Monday – Sunday for £30 per person. Click here for further information or to book.

Dine out Michelin-style

Did you know Edinburgh has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other city in Scotland? Escape the hustle and bustle of the busy Old Town and visit some of Edinburgh’s best restaurants. Take a short taxi ride down to Leith and you’ll stumble upon The Kitchin on Commercial Street and Restaurant Martin Wishart at The Shore.

Seeing a show at the Playhouse? Just a short five-minute walk away lies Paul Kitching’s 21212 restaurant. Located on Royal Terrace, 21212 is housed in a listed Georgian townhouse and spans over four floors.

All three restaurants currently hold one Michelin Star each and offer some of the finest dining experiences Edinburgh has to offer.

Take advantage of our Festival Offer this August and book three nights at The Chester Residence to receive a fourth night completely free. Click here for information.