As the clock hits twelve on Hogmanay, what New Year’s resolutions will you make? Eat healthier? Exercise more? No. Make a resolution to make 2016 one to remember. As we get older, the years tend to feel shorter. So there’s no better excuse to start making memories in 2016. With the beautiful surroundings of Edinburgh to work with, the capital is nothing short of memory-making activities to do on the perfect Edinburgh break.
A 2016 of Culture in the Capital
Kick off the New Year with a visit to the National Museum of Scotland. The diverse, cultural collections will take you on a journey of discovery through Scotland’s history, nature and culture. Their newest feature, the Millennium Clock Tower, echoes the form of a medieval cathedral, and stands an impressive height above any spectator. Culminating the history of time, it’s an attraction definitely worth seeing, and the museum creates an Edinburgh break full of education and exploration that will leave you feeling smarter than you went in.
The Year of Fear
A hidden gem of Edinburgh, The Real Mary’s King Close is one to visit. Discover for yourself Edinburgh’s deepest secret, a cave of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time and preserved within the 17th Century. These hidden Closes of Edinburgh have been famous for their mythical tales and their mysteries. With the grizzly tales of ghosts and murders, these engrossing tales set on the scenes of a guided tour will give you a fascinating look into life in the hidden city of Edinburgh.
A Dram for the Road
You could always start the New Year off with a kick. Or a twist. Or a drink. Make the perfect Edinburgh break that little bit tipsy. Take a barrel ride and actually become party of the whisky making process at The Scotch Whisky Experience. See the distillery in all its glory as you help craft and create the steaming and bubbling pots of whisky. Experience the varying styles, smells and tastes of our regional and national whiskies for yourself before topping it all off with a glass full of your favourite dram.
Stay in the Heart of Edinburgh
With so many walking city tours and festivals to get the New Year in full swing, take advantage of our End of Season Sale and enjoy a relaxing Edinburgh break at Parliament House Hotel. Enjoy a cosy double room, full breakfast and all the luxuries we have to offer during your New Year Edinburgh break of Culture and city. Don’t let the January Blues or the New Year panic get you off to the wrong start, make sure you enjoy Edinburgh, the right way, which is the Parliament House way.