Staycations In Edinburgh

Planning a staycation in Edinburgh? Make Mercure Edinburgh your home from home during your adventures in Scotland.

Whether you’re on a short break in Edinburgh with friends or your partner or want a family break in Scotland, there is plenty of budget-friendly and free activities for everyone to enjoy.

Book in advance to save 10% on your stay. Just choose your room and make sure that your check-in date is more than 5 days from the time of booking.

Enjoy A Trip To Edinburgh

Outdoor Activities

Explore Edinburgh’s Best Outdoor Activities.

Edinburgh is the perfect city break. The city is full of fun outdoor activities to explore. From famous gardens to scenic hiking routes Edinburgh has something for everyone. Every activity offers a whole day of enjoyment.

Enjoy quality family time taking in the scenic highlands and the beautiful public gardens with your kids or embark on an adventure on the Arthurs Seat hill walk.

Take a look at our recommended outdoor activities in Edinburgh


  • View of Edinburgh and Edinburgh castle from Arthur's Seat peak at sunset
  • Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, from Princes Street Gardens, with the Ross Fountain in the foreground

Family Activities


Treat your loved ones to a family staycation in Edinburgh! Whether you’re bringing the kids to Edinburgh for half-term or the summer holidays, there’s lots of fun, budget-friendly family activities.

If you need some inspiration on more fun things to do in Edinburgh with your family, take a look at our recommended family activities.

  • Inside the national museum of Scotland