Luxury visit in Edinburgh

Scotland’s dynamic capital, rich in culture and heritage, offers an abundance of opportunities for visitors to indulge. But while you have the luxury of choice in Edinburgh, let us help you with your decision-making and guide you through some of our favourite luxury experiences on offer.

Where to stay


Britannia’s sister ship and Scotland’s first luxury floating hotel! Discover something completely different at Fingal, a former Northern Lighthouse Board ship that began an exciting new chapter when she opened in January 2019 as a luxury floating hotel, permanently berthed in the historic Port of Leith.

The unique ship offers 23 exquisite cabins, ranging from classic cabins to the magnificent Skerryvore Suite, which features a super king size bed, a separate sitting room and your very own private decking area for watching the sun go down.


Fingal is also the perfect venue to meet and celebrate. The Lighthouse Bar has been specially designed to give guests an unhurried sense of luxury and offers a leisurely breakfast, decadent afternoon tea and beautifully prepared light evening suppers. While the elegant Ballroom, with a grand sweeping staircase, can seat up to 60 guests for those special occasions.

To book your night of luxury, visit Fingal's website or for further information call the reservations team on 0131 357 5000.

Fingal's Ballroom

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Technically, this hotel has existed for some time as The Principal, but it has now been rebranded as Scotland’s first Kimpton Hotel, located on Charlotte Square.

Set within seven interconnected Georgian townhouses and overlooking one of Edinburgh’s prettiest private garden squares, Kimpton Charlotte Square perfectly blends traditional glamour with contemporary Scottish styles.

As a new addition to Edinburgh’s luxury hotel options, Kimpton offers their unique signature touches, such as in-room yoga mats, their ‘Forgot It. We’ve Got it’ service and free fitness and wellness classes; after all, a day of luxury wouldn’t be complete without nurturing the body, mind and soul!

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Where to treat yourself

Johnstons of Elgin

A family-run business founded in 1797 and originating in the heart of Scotland, Johnstons of Elgin are synonymous with innovation and quality. Now they have opened an elegant flagship store, which is ideally located in Edinburgh’s luxury shopping quarter, Multrees Walk, and offers the very best of their exceptional designs.

Featuring luxuriously soft Cashmere and Vicuna items in their women’s, men’s and home interior collections, find pieces to fall in love with in this beautiful new store. It is the perfect place to choose a gift that combines traditional Scottish with luxury – and we fully support giving gifts to yourself!

Johnstons of Elgin © Angus Bremner


Located in the thriving West End, the Strathberry HQ in Edinburgh has moved to Melville Street and celebrated its Grand Opening at the start of June. It is a must-visit on your shopping tour of the capital.

Be one of the first to browse the beautiful leather goods in the new Edinburgh boutique, designed in Scotland and handcrafted in Spain by the finest artisans. The luxury label uses the highest quality materials and your elegant new bag will feature Strathberry’s defining clean lines and the signature bar closure.

Strathberry Showroom

Where to dine

The Lookout

With floor-to-ceiling windows and built on a cantilever so that the restaurant is partially suspended over Calton Hill’s northwest slope, The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage boasts breath-taking views across the Edinburgh skyline, the Firth of Forth and beyond.

Serving an inventive and seasonal a la carte menu at lunch and dinner every day, guests will enjoy a modern take on the food evolved by chef director, Dale Mailley, which complement The Lookout’s modern architecture.

The Lookout also offers an artisan breakfast buffet from 10:00am Tuesday to Sunday while you watch the city wake up. A great way to start your day of luxury!

The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage

Grazing by Mark Greenaway

On the ground floor of the five-star Waldorf Astoria, celebrated chef, Mark Greenaway, has begun his new venture with Grazing by Mark Greenaway.

The concept behind Grazing, as you might expect, is to provide a mix of traditional and modern sharing plates to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere where you can unwind and eat at a leisurely pace. This exciting restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients to create the innovative plates created by Greenaway.

With 160 covers, opportunities for private dining and “chef’s table” experiences, expect to see on the menu some of Greenaway’s star dishes such as his barbecue shiitake mushrooms on toast or the delectable 11-hour slow roast pork belly.


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The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage 
Grazing by Mark Greenaway 
Angus Bremner
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel