Where To Stay in Edinburgh

With the EDINBURGH FESTIVAL starting this weekend and running until August 27, we recommend the colourful, creative Radisson Collection Hotel for a WEEKEND BREAK


There’s much to love about the boutique hotel that is The Radisson Collection, Edinburgh not least the location, and skyline views from many of the rooms. The décor fuses Scottish designers and artists such as Timorous Beasties, Hattie Pattison, Holster and Judy R Clark with Missoni elements which makes for a colourful, creative vibe.


The hotel’s right on credentials are expressed in the details such as its own rooftop beehives and honey, a vegan afternoon tea and the new Epicurean bar, in-room This Works toiletries and an interesting “Living Art” concept launching later in the year.


Talking of which the Edinburgh Art Festival, currently underway, features major exhibitions by artists such as Tacita Dean, and sculpture by Phyllida Barlow in addition to the largest display of work by Canaletto ever to be seen in the city. Other female artists include Jenny Saville, Joana Vasconcelos, Lucy Skaer and Victoria Crowe.


As for the Fringe Festival, Ireland is well represented, Channel 4’s Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee and leading cast members will participate in an exclusive masterclass. For full details visit the festival programme. 

www.radissoncollection.com, www.edinburghfestival.com

Penny McCormick

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