Featured Destination: Edinburgh

Rocco Forte The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Our Exclusive Amenities for 2015: 

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • 75 GBP Food & Beverage credit, once during stay
    • (not combinable, not applicable to alcoholic beverages, no cash value if not redeemed)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability


Edinburgh is among the best of hosts. Each year, it welcomes thousands of visitors to the world’s biggest arts festivals, including the famous Edinburgh International festival and the Fringe. Even when it’s not festival time, you'll find plenty to do. Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Museum, the City Art Centre and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are all nearby, as are the designer boutiques and department stores of Multrees Walk. With insider knowledge, you discover the city’s many hidden gems.

The Balmoral Hotel

You will find The Balmoral in Edinburgh where the Old Town stops and the New Town begins. The hotel’s majestic clock defines the city’s skyline and since the opening day in 1902 it has run three minutes fast to ensure you will never miss your train. Acclaimed as one of the great railway hotels, it originally boasted 300 bedrooms and 52 bathrooms. It was later renamed The Balmoral — which means “majestic dwelling” in Gaelic.

Calton Hill

With its Athenian acropolis, Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh’s most striking landmarks. Walk to the summit and take in panoramic views of the castle, Holyrood Palace and the shores of Leith.

Old Town and New Town

Edinburgh is a city best explored on foot. Discover the history behind the Old Town's underground city, or browse the hidden boutiques in the myriad lanes of the New Town.