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Short breaks in Edinburgh

There are numerous activities and places to visit in and around Edinburgh, a few popular attractions are listed below...

Christmas Markets in Edinburgh - 21st November - 4th January 2015

 

 

European Christmas Market

For the past 20 years in the heart of Edinburgh, the popular Christmas Market has been held in its picturesque setting below the Mound. The traditional and romantic Christmas Market in the heart of the City of Edinburgh offers a unique shopping experience for every visitor with its fair of crafters, artists, gift shops and gastronomic surprises.

 

Children's Market

Situated in Santa Land, you'll find the magical Children's Market playing host to a selection of festive, child-friendly festive experiences. With Face painting, Christmas Crafts and fun festive children's shopping opportunities.

 

The Scottish Market

Our Scottish Market in St Andrew Square is a winter showcase of some of the best craft, food and drink that Scotland has to offer. The treats available will include locally produced sausages, fresh seafood, unique chocolate, delightful cupcakes, gin, Scottish brewed craft beer, Scottish crafted jewellery and woodwork and much, much more.

Edinburgh Christmas Markets

Don’t miss the festive markets in the city centre, a popular highlight of Edinburgh’s Christmas. Enjoy delicious food and drink and traditional crafts at the Scottish Market in St Andrew Square, pick up unique gifts and goods at the European Market in the Mound Precinct, or pick up presents for the wee ones in the Children's Market, part of Santa Land in Princes Street Gardens.

www.edinburghschristmas.com

Local Attractions  
Kingsknowe Golf Club

A parkland golf course originally designed by Aelc Herd and later redesigned by James Braid.  This golf course comprises of several tough dogleg par fours throughout the 18 with the feature hole coming at the 460-yard par four sixteenth.

Norton House Hotel & Spa guests are offered a discounted 2 ball green fee of £30.  To book your round please visit Kingsknowe Golf Club webpage.

www.kingsknowe.com


Extreme Karting

Located in Newbridge, 5 minutes walk from the hotel, Extreme Karting, is a Visit Scotland 5 star activity centre and offers an adrenalin filled few hours of indoor carting. For more information visit their website.

www.xtremekarting.co.uk


Usher Historic Walks

Why not soak up some Scottish culture in the form of a guided walk through Edinburgh's historic streets from Stuart Usher, a previous owner of Norton House.  He hosts walks focused on the historical, cultural and architectural heritage of Edinburgh.  For more information visit his website or called Stuart Usher on 07976 007778.

www.edinburghenlightenmentwalks.com


The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is one of Scotland's top tourist attractions and attracts visitors from accross the world. 

www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk


Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is located 10 minutes from Norton House and was opened in 1913.  It is now the home of the giant pandas Ting Ting and Yang Guang.

www.edinburghzoo.org.uk


Royal Highland Centre

Just 1 mile away the Royal Highland Centre hosts various Exhibitions, Concerts and Fair's throughout the year, with the most notable being the Royal Highland Show in June every year.

www.royalhighlandcentre.co.uk

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