Edinburgh is a wonderful destination for a UK mini-break. It’s got the very best of pretty much everything neatly tucked into a small footprint that can be covered in a long weekend – from shopping to theatres, museums to galleries, plus some of Britain’s best restaurants, bars, country-pub pints and blustery hilltop hikes.
The winner of this competition will be able to experience what the city has to offer while staying at one of the smartest addresses in town: the InterContinental Edinburgh The George. Handsome is the word to describe this landmark hotel – the immaculate historical exterior is incredibly attractive and commanding – a true Georgian townhouse in all its restored glory. Inside is just as captivating and stylish. Weave through the traditional grooved pillars in the reception, gleaming chandeliers glinting overhead (just to add to the grandeur, you’ll be greeted with a bottle of Champagne on arrival). When it comes to the bedrooms, all have been recently refreshed in cool, calming tones of deep blue, dove grey and crisp white.
The prize includes a two-night stay in a Signature Suite, where marble bathrooms, king-sized beds and space to lounge come as standard (plus you can raid the mini-bar). Also included is supper at The Printing Press restaurant, the name a nod to the building’s literary past. It’s a pleasingly unstuffy, laidback space where the shepherd’s pie is like a warm hug and the Scottish grass-fed rib-eye is sensational. Before you know it you’ll be drawn back again for a hearty breakfast (people-watching is fun here). When it’s time to go home, the hotel will whisk the winner and their guest back to the train station or airport in comfort via an executive transfer. Enter now for a chance to win this Scottish staycation.
This prize is valid until Friday 5 August 2022; the competition closes on Thursday 5 August 2021. Train/air travel is included up to the value of £400. Executive transfer is included to and from Edinburgh Airport or train station.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:
Exactly how long is Edinburgh’s Royal Mile?
For a clue, visit our Edinburgh guide on the best things to do in the city.
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