Wine and dine at The Witchery
Set within a sixteenth-century merchant’s palace in the shadow of the castle, The Witchery is easily Edinburgh’s most atmospheric restaurant. A rich baroque mixture of tapestries, leather, oak and flickering candlelight, it’s a firm glitterati favourite. Dine on decadent dishes showcasing Scotland’s finest seasonal produce and drink a world-class dram (or two) with an extra helping of history on the side.
Taste whisky aboard a royal yacht
Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia for a private tour with a real twist. Serving the royal family for over 44 years and sailing over a million miles, it’s both the UK’s Number 1 attraction the most famous ship in the world. After a red carpet welcome and a tour of the yacht with your own personal guide, you’ll head to the Admiral’s Cabin for a tutored whisky tasting in truly unique surroundings.
Soar over the Scottish borders
Take to the skies with a private hot air balloon flight over Edinburgh, getting a bird’s eye view of the castle and breathtaking scenery towards the Scottish borders. After drifting through the clear midlothian air for an hour with your expert pilot pointing out landmarks along the way, you’ll top off the trip with a glass of champagne back on solid ground.
Go gourmet in Leith
Boasting two Michelin-starred restaurants within just a few hundred feet of each other, The Port of Leith is a shoreside gourmet hub with great scenery to boot. Restaurant Martin Wishart and The Kitchin are both highly-celebrated spots to feast on top-notch Scottish fare, offering exquisite and creative dishes featuring fresh local seafood and game.
Meander down Multrees Walk
Flanked by fashion labels such as Luis Vuitton, Burberry and Micheal Kors, Multrees Walk a small slice of retail heaven and the place to flex your credit card for an all-out splurge. Afterwards, head to the Fourth Floor Window Bar in Harvey Nichols for signature a cocktail complete with stunning views over the Forth Estuary and Kingdom of Fife.
Loosen up with a luxury spa treatment
Leave all thoughts of the office behind with a luxury treatment at One Spa, a multi-million pound pampering playground featuring indoor and outdoor rooftop hydropools, hammams, aroma grottos, bio saunas and a whole lot more. Offering everything from ayurvedic body wraps to serial mud chambers and super active facials, it’s the ultimate place to unwind.
Play a round to remember
Get out on the green at Muirfield, home to a whopping 16 Open Championships and officially the world’s oldest golf club. With an eccentric yet traditional links layout, it’s a challenging course of the highest calibre, just forty minutes from central Edinburgh. What’s more, the gorgeous sea views and forests with wind-twisted trees make a remarkable backdrop for a sunny round.