Silversea Luxury Cruises A Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

Edinburgh is to London as poetry is to prose, as Charlotte Brontë once wrote. One of the world's stateliest cities and proudest capitals, it's built—like Rome—on seven hills, making it a striking backdrop for the ancient pageant of history. In a skyline of sheer drama, Edinburgh Castle watches over the capital city, frowning down on Princes Street’s glamour and glitz. View more

But despite its rich past, the city’s famous festivals, excellent museums and galleries, as well as the modern Scottish Parliament, are reminders that Edinburgh has its feet firmly in the 21st century.Nearly everywhere in Edinburgh (the burgh is always pronounced burra in Scotland) there are spectacular buildings, whose Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian pillars add touches of neoclassical grandeur to the largely Presbyterian backdrop. Large gardens are a strong feature of central Edinburgh, where the city council is one of the most stridently conservationist in Europe. Arthur's Seat, a mountain of bright green and yellow furze, rears up behind the spires of the Old Town. This child-size mountain jutting 822 feet above its surroundings has steep slopes and little crags, like a miniature Highlands set down in the middle of the busy city. Appropriately, these theatrical elements match Edinburgh's character—after all, the city has been a stage that has seen its fair share of romance, violence, tragedy, and triumph.Modern Edinburgh has become a cultural capital, staging the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival in every possible venue each August. The stunning Museum of Scotland complements the city’s wealth of galleries and artsy hangouts. Add Edinburgh’s growing reputation for food and nightlife and you have one of the world’s most beguiling cities.Today the city is the second most important financial center in the United Kingdom, and the fifth most important in Europe. The city regularly is ranked near the top in quality-of-life surveys. Accordingly, New Town apartments on fashionable streets sell for considerable sums. In some senses the city is showy and materialistic, but Edinburgh still supports learned societies, some of which have their roots in the Scottish Enlightenment. The Royal Society of Edinburgh, for example, established in 1783 "for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge," remains an important forum for interdisciplinary activities.Even as Edinburgh moves through the 21st century, its tall guardian castle remains the focal point of the city and its venerable history. Take time to explore the streets—peopled by the spirits of Mary, Queen of Scots; Sir Walter Scott; and Robert Louis Stevenson—and pay your respects to the world's best-loved terrier, Greyfriars Bobby. In the evenings you can enjoy candlelit restaurants or a folk ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee, a traditional Scottish dance with music), though you should remember that you haven't earned your porridge until you've climbed Arthur's Seat. Should you wander around a corner, say, on George Street, you might see not an endless cityscape, but blue sea and a patchwork of fields. This is the county of Fife, beyond the inlet of the North Sea called the Firth of Forth—a reminder, like the mountains to the northwest that can be glimpsed from Edinburgh's highest points, that the rest of Scotland lies within easy reach.

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Excursions depuis Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

Falconry Adventure

Falconry arrived in Europe from the Orient and Arabic countries in approximately 800 AD. It was practiced by nobility with each rank of nobleperson only able to fly a certain species of bird. The main objective is to train a falcon, or hawk, to hunt with the falconer, flying and returning to his or her fist when called. This half day is designed to get you closer and more interactive than you ever imagined possible.


Easterton Farm

Board your coach for the approximate one hour drive to Easterton Farm, the home of Phoenix Falconry where you will meet Adrian Hallgarth, owner of Phoenix Falconry.


On arrival, your visit begins with an introduction to the history of Falconry and the breeding programs that take place at Easterton Farm. Learn about the ecology, biology and psychology of the birds before proceeding on a behind the scenes tour of the facility with a chance to see some of the breeding birds. Afterward, you will be given your own glove and taken to the hawk walk area where you will learn about some of the training that the falconers undertake in an attempt to train the birds.


Then return to the reception area of the facility where, following some light refreshments, you will get your chance to personally fly and handle various species of hawk, buzzard, owl, falcon and eagles including the huge American Bald eagle to the 200mph Peregrine falcon.


Your day concludes with a peaceful return drive to the pier and the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking and standing on even, soft grassy terrain. It is not suitable for guests utilising a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please make advance lunch plans with your butler as dining room will be closed when the tour returns to the ship.

Silver Shore Privato - Leith by Private Van with Guide - Full Day

Explore Leith at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Leith by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

Explore Leith at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Leith by Private Car with Guide - Full Day

Explore Leith at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Leith by Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Leith at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Braveheart Country & Stirling Castle

Experience the medieval history and landmarks of Scotland during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion. Drive through the heart of Scotland to the Bannockburn Heritage Centre to view the Kingdom of the Scots exhibition. Proceed to Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important Scottish castles.

Edinburgh Panoramic Drive

Explore the history, landmarks and culture of Scotland during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing drive through Edinburgh.


Edinburgh City Tour

Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minute drive to Edinburgh's city centre. Upon arrival, begin your sightseeing drive through the city and stop for photos along the way. Your guide points out some of the major highlights in this beautiful and unique city, including Edinburgh Castle. Perched upon the granite core of an extinct volcano, this magnificent fortress dominates the city's skyline. The oldest section of Edinburgh Castle dates from the 12th century. The castle has served as a royal palace, military garrison and state prison, and has been occupied by both the Scottish and English during its turbulent history.


Old Town and New Town

Next, drive through the Old Town of Edinburgh, which straddles the volcanic ridge between the castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Scotland's premier royal palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse dates from the late-15th century and is the official Scottish residence of the Queen. To the north is the New Town, an area that was established in the 1790s when wealthy merchants began expanding the city outside of its Medieval walls. Here, marvel at the most beautiful concentration of Georgian architecture anywhere in Britain.


Royal Mile

Your drive continues along part of the Royal Mile, a thoroughfare linking the castle with the palace. At one mile (1.6 kilometres) in length, it forms the Medieval centre of the city. Drive through this area and see some of the most important historic buildings and monuments, including the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended.

Edinburgh Panoramic Drive (Guided in Spanish)

Explore the history, landmarks and culture of Scotland during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing drive through Edinburgh.


Edinburgh City Tour

Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minute drive to Edinburgh's city centre. Upon arrival, begin your sightseeing drive through the city and stop for photos along the way. Your guide points out some of the major highlights in this beautiful and unique city, including Edinburgh Castle. Perched upon the granite core of an extinct volcano, this magnificent fortress dominates the city's skyline. The oldest section of Edinburgh Castle dates from the 12th century. The castle has served as a royal palace, military garrison and state prison, and has been occupied by both the Scottish and English during its turbulent history.


Old Town and New Town

Next, drive through the Old Town of Edinburgh, which straddles the volcanic ridge between the castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Scotland's premier royal palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse dates from the late-15th century and is the official Scottish residence of the Queen. To the north is the New Town, an area that was established in the 1790s when wealthy merchants began expanding the city outside of its Medieval walls. Here, marvel at the most beautiful concentration of Georgian architecture anywhere in Britain.


Royal Mile

Your drive continues along part of the Royal Mile, a thoroughfare linking the castle with the palace. At one mile (1.6 kilometres) in length, it forms the Medieval centre of the city. Drive through this area and see some of the most important historic buildings and monuments, including the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: Tour is Guided in Spanish, a minimum amount of guests are required to operate. It involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended.

Edinburgh Panoramic Drive (Guided in German)

Explore the history, landmarks and culture of Scotland during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing drive through Edinburgh.


Edinburgh City Tour

Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minute drive to Edinburgh's city centre. Upon arrival, begin your sightseeing drive through the city and stop for photos along the way. Your guide points out some of the major highlights in this beautiful and unique city, including Edinburgh Castle. Perched upon the granite core of an extinct volcano, this magnificent fortress dominates the city's skyline. The oldest section of Edinburgh Castle dates from the 12th century. The castle has served as a royal palace, military garrison and state prison, and has been occupied by both the Scottish and English during its turbulent history.


Old Town and New Town

Next, drive through the Old Town of Edinburgh, which straddles the volcanic ridge between the castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Scotland's premier royal palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse dates from the late-15th century and is the official Scottish residence of the Queen. To the north is the New Town, an area that was established in the 1790s when wealthy merchants began expanding the city outside of its Medieval walls. Here, marvel at the most beautiful concentration of Georgian architecture anywhere in Britain.


Royal Mile

Your drive continues along part of the Royal Mile, a thoroughfare linking the castle with the palace. At one mile (1.6 kilometres) in length, it forms the Medieval centre of the city. Drive through this area and see some of the most important historic buildings and monuments, including the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: Tour is Guided in German, a minimum amount of guests are required to operate. This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended.

City of Edinburgh & Its Castle

Discover the Old World splendour of Scotland during this half-day tour of Edinburgh City, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle.


Edinburgh City Tour

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to Edinburgh, take an orientation drive through the streets of the outer city before heading to the centre of Edinburgh. Continue through the historic Georgian New Town and admire its beautiful architecture, then see the famous Princes Street, which features excellent shops along the north side and a scenic view of the south.


Edinburgh Castle

Next, visit Edinburgh Castle, which stands on an extinct volcanic rock overlooking and dominating the city's skyline. The oldest section of the castle dates from the 12th century. During your guided tour, see the castle's many different architectural styles that reflect its importance throughout the history of Scotland. In addition, view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and Stone of Destiny, as well as the apartment in which Mary, Queen of Scots, gave birth to the future King James VI of Scotland.


Edinburgh Old TOwn

Leaving the castle, proceed east through the Old Town, which straddles the volcanic ridge between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Royal Mile is a thoroughfare linking the castle with the palace; at one mile (1.6 kilometres) in length, it forms the Medieval centre of the city. Drive through this area and see some of the most important historic buildings and monuments, including the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the Queen in Edinburgh. To the north is the New Town, an area that was established in the 1790s when wealthy merchants began expanding the city outside of its Medieval walls. Here, marvel at the most beautiful concentration of Georgian architecture anywhere in Britain. Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with steep cobblestone roads and numerous steps at the Edinburgh Castle, and a few steps to negotiate to get on and off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair; however, some areas visited are not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

Royal Gallery Seating & VIP Package Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland's biggest, best-selling spectacle, the most popular annual event on the Scottish calendar, attracting an International audience each year of some 200,000 people. Tonight, experience the magic for yourself as you engage yourself in the celebration of colourful military pageantry on the floodlit esplanade of imposing Edinburgh Castle.


00MIDEDI-N Royal Gallery Seating & VIP Package Military Tattoo

Departure: Leith (Edinburgh)

Duration: 4-Hour evening Performance

Rejoin ship: Leith (Edinburgh)

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing


This program is anticipated to sell out well before final payment deadline (90 days prior). It requires advance booking with Silversea Reservations and must be prepaid at the time of booking. It is non-refundable at the time the program is added to your completed cruise booking.


A spectacular evening awaits at the renowned Edinburgh Tattoo - a celebration of colorful military pageantry on the floodlit esplanade of famous Edinburgh Castle.


"Tattoo" is the traditional signal, given originally by drum beat, and latterly by bugle or trumpet call; which warned British soldiers to return to their quarters for the night. The innkeepers turned off the liquor taps - 'doe den tap toe' or 'turn off the taps.'- and the drums continued to beat for half an hour, the period of grace during which the soldiers were allowed to return home. The custom eventually developed into a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands a few hours after sunset.


The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland's biggest spectacle, the most popular annual event on the Scottish calendar. It is one of the great visual and musical events in the world. Its ancient, historic setting, on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle is matchless. Located high above the skyline of the oldest and most popular part of the city, the Castle is perched on an extinct volcano some 443 feet (135 meters) above sea level.


Upon arrival in Edinburgh City Centre your tour guide will lead a brief panoramic drive of the city (time permitting) as you wind your way towards the center of the city and Edinburgh Castle itself. As performance time nears your vehicle will join the salute takers' convoy and, as soon as the pedestrian ways are cleared, travel uphill atop the castle esplanade, avoiding all entrance queues. From here it is a short walk to the exclusive VIP seating and hospitality area where a complimentary program and gift bag are provided.


Once seated, enjoy listening to the Massed Military Bands and the Massed Pipes and Drums representing Scotland's Regiments. See traditional Scottish dancing, and enactments of historical events. The ever-changing scene is a continuous performance of colorful spectacle. It is a pageant of military skills with precision drills featuring the massed bands, pipes and drums, dancers, and display tableaux.


The Tattoo ends with that most moving of all Scotland's performances: the lone piper, floodlit on the battlements, his haunting music reaching out across the darkened arena to echo in your heart forever. The setting of the Castle Esplanade, the ramparts and the delicate play of light will leave you with lasting memories of your Scottish evening.


After the show you are invited to join the producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for a champagne and canapé reception in the VIP suite.


Following the VIP reception, return to your awaiting mini-coach for the journey back to Leith and the ship.


Please note: This program requires advanced booking and payment through Silversea Reservations and must be prepaid at the time of booking. It is 100% non-refundable at the time the program is added to your completed cruise booking. This program requires a moderate amount of walking to/from the venue. Access to Royal Gallery requires guests to climb two flights of stairs. An elevator/lift is provided for those guests who do not want to climb stairs. There will be steps (3-4) within the Royal Gallery to access seating. There are no handrails provided. Although walking is over mostly flat paved surfaces, there are cobbled surfaces in and around Castle Gatehouse access area. Guests with a collapsible wheelchair can be accommodated with prior notification, providing they can transfer to Royal Gallery seating; the wheelchair will be stored for the duration of the performance. Guests with seats in the Royal Gallery are given priority access to the stadium arena avoiding the need to queue. There is a dress code in effect in the Royal Gallery: Gentlemen should wear a jacket and tie and ladies should wear evening wear. Although the seating is under cover, it is open to the elements; dress warmly to protect from the evening chill. Jeans are not permitted in the Royal Gallery. Operation of this tour is subject to a minimum participation.


Program Includes:

· Roundtrip mini-coach transfers with preferred access

· Entrance fees to Royal Gallery Tattoo performance

· Champagne and canapé reception

· VIP suite Access

· Commemorative gift bag


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government/citizens' activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland's biggest, best-selling spectacle, the most popular annual event on the Scottish calendar, attracting an International audience each year of some 200,000 people. Tonight, experience the magic for yourself as you engage yourself in the celebration of colorful military pageantry on the floodlit esplanade of imposing Edinburgh Castle.


00MIDEDI-M Military Tattoo

Departure: Leith (Edinburgh)

Duration: 4-Hour evening Performance

Rejoin ship: Leith (Edinburgh)

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing


This program is anticipated to sell out well before final payment deadline (90 days prior). It requires advance booking with Silversea Reservations and must be prepaid at the time of booking. It is non-refundable at the time the program is added to your completed cruise booking.


A magical evening awaits at the legendary Edinburgh Tattoo - a celebration of colorful military pageantry on the floodlit esplanade of famous Edinburgh Castle.


'Tattoo' was the traditional curfew signal, by drum or trumpet, which ordered soldiers to return to their quarters at night. The name is derived from the 18th-century Low Country innkeepers' cry 'doe den tap toe' or 'turn off the taps.' Today it has developed into this spectacular ceremonial performance featuring around 800 men and women.


After an early dinner on board, coaches will be ready for transfer into Edinburgh. From the port in Leith, it is an approximate 20-minute ride into Edinburgh, depending on traffic conditions. During the drive, your knowledgeable guide will provide you with an insight into this great traditional event. On arrival in the city the coach will drop you off at an appropriate place from where it is about a 15-minute uphill walk through part of the medieval old town to the castle esplanade. You will be seated in the front stands (section 11) where you can enjoy the glorious performance. Set against the majestic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the world-renowned Massed Pipes and Drums together with the impressive Massed Military Bands and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland are among those who will gather for Scotland's sensational Edinburgh Tattoo.


The Tattoo ends with that most moving of all Scotland's performances: the lone piper, floodlit on the battlements, his haunting music reaching out across the darkened arena to echo in your heart forever. The setting of the Castle Esplanade, the ramparts and the delicate play of light will leave you with lasting memories of your Scottish evening.


At the end of this astonishing performance, rejoin your guide who will lead you to your motor coach for the return journey to Leith and the ship.


Please note: This program requires advanced booking and payment through Silversea Reservations. It is expected to be completely sold out well before final payment deadline. It is 100% non-refundable at the time the program is added to your completed cruise booking. This program requires a moderate amount of walking to/from the venue. Coach parking is restricted around the castle district therefore a long walk (up to 1 mile in each direction) may be unavoidable depending on traffic congestion. There is a steep, cobblestone street leading to the castle esplanade where the performance takes place, also, once in the arena, there are steps to negotiate in the seating area. We strongly recommend you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a sweater or jacket as the evening may be cool. Operation of this tour is subject to a minimum participation.


Program Includes:

· Roundtrip coach transfers Leith / Edinburgh / Leith

· Entrance fees and seats in the Front Stands (section 11) to Tattoo performance


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this program. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this program. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government/citizens' activities, and weather, require. The program described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Hôtels depuis Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: THE GEORGE

When the 160-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church was converted into The Glasshouse Hotel in 2003, Scotland exchanged one iconic piece of history for another. This 77-bedroom luxury boutique hotel offers cosy-contemporary interiors, warm Scottish service and consistently spectacular views of the city centre, Calton Hill or the hotel's two-acre rooftop garden.