A quick guide for visiting Edinburgh in winter

A lot of people like to have some time away in winter, whether it is at the end of a year or the start of the next one. There are lots of fantastic destinations all around the world to choose from. Scotland can be a really great choice, especially beautiful Edinburgh. While it can get cold and days can be short, there is plenty to do. The city looks stunning if it snows too. Plus, it can be a great time to save money, especially if you look at winter lodges offers in Edinburgh.

Winter lodges offers Edinburgh

If you do book a trip or want some more info about the city, this guide should help you.

The weather

Sadly we have to start by saying that winter in Edinburgh can be very cold. January is typically the coldest month of the whole year. Mornings are usually frosty. The city is also renowned for being windy. So, you will need to pack warm clothes if you plan to go our exploring.

You can get an impressive mix of weathers though. Some days can be bright and sunny, although still cold. Others will be wet and rainy. You can even get snow.

Where to stay?

Edinburgh has no shortage of accommodation for visitors. You can choose luxury hotels, boutique B&Bs, or budget friendly options. We recommend you look at private lodges. They can give you everything you could possibly need as a base or a quiet place to unwind. You can find some of the best winter lodges offers in Edinburgh at Silverwood. Some even include hot tubs.

What to do?

One of the main reasons to visit Edinburgh in winter is there is so much to do. If you visit in December there are plenty of events for Christmas and Hogmanay, including markets and street parties. Scotland is famous for the party atmosphere.

A visit to the Royal Botanical Garden is a great idea. The Living Collection here is over 350 years old and features some stunning plants and flowers. There are plenty of events throughout the year too, including a Christmas Trail.

Edinburgh is also a wonderful location if you enjoy theatre or cinema. There are plenty of ways to catch a show, performance, or movie. Festival Theatre is one of the most beautiful options.

There is also no shortage of museums in Edinburgh. You could spend an entire day at the National Museum of Scotland and not have time to see everything. Other great choices include the Writers’ Museum, Museum of Children, and Dynamic Earth.

Scotland is famous around the world for producing whisky. The country was one of the early pioneers of distillation and remains the largest producers with more than 140 distilleries. A trip to Edinburgh gives you the chance visit some of them and enjoy tours, tastings, and more.

Look for winter lodges offers in Edinburgh

As you’ve read, Edinburgh is a great place to visit in winter. In fact, it is typically the cheapest time of year as well because of the cold weather. If you’re on a budget or want to have more to spend on activities, January to March is when you’ll generally save the most on accommodation.

Silverwood Resort is definitely a place to consider if you want a private lodge. Ours are stunning and the location is quiet and surrounded by countryside. It is slightly over an hour drive to Edinburgh, so easily doable. We also have some of the best winter lodges offers in Edinburgh. Browse now to learn more and book, or contact us.