Edinburgh is one of the most lively cultural hubs in the UK – and should be at the top of your list for a weekend city break this year.
The Scottish capital, which is just a six-hour train ride from London, is home to delights like the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Arthur’s Seat – the ideal city to explore on foot.
In the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed New Town is where you’ll find this week’s Cool Stay of the Week, a timeless Georgian townhouse on one of the capital’s most sought-after streets.
The restored home, which sleeps nine guests, blends period features with modern fixings, grand ceilings and elegant sash windows to create a home that will give you serious interior envy.
With a number of lovely rooms, a large and contemporary kitchen and a deep sink-in tub, prying yourself away from the property will be the hardest thing you do all weekend.
Yet, when you do get a chance to explore the city, you’ll be able to discover the distinctive architecture firsthand, along with the cool shops, restaurants and cafés of Princes Street, Broughton Street and George Street. Old Town is just a short walk away where you can visit the iconic castle and wander the medieval streets.
Cost: From £595 – £995 per night
To book: coolstays.com/nine-nelson