The urban bounce-back

See & do Glasgow & Edinburgh

It’s no surprise that Edinburgh and Glasgow have recently been named by destination guide Condé Nast Traveller in their list of top places to take a city break in the UK in 2022. With both cities offering a rich culture, restaurants, impressive architecture and outdoor spaces, they’re not to be missed. We take a look at some city highlights. 

Royal Yacht Britannia at night


In Edinburgh, shop all the trends in the new St James’ Quarter before visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith, which is always a fun day out and can be combined with an afternoon tea or perhaps a stay at sister ship, Fingal.

On Princes Street, make a visit to one of the most exciting new attractions, spread over eight floors – The Johnnie Walker Experience - it’s one of the hottest spots in town.

Johnnie Walker Experience Bar

The Gallery of Modern Art is showcasing new acquisitions including Dali’s famous lobster telephone and works from Sarah Lucas. 

Enjoy a backstage tour at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Stand on stage and feel like a star. This backstage tour is a great chance to go behind the scenes; see the workings of the theatre and walk down memory lane as you hear about the theatre's interesting history.

Direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nation's favourite book in 2019, is coming to The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh, from 8th -12th February.

For opera fans, why not take in a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of a short break in Edinburgh. The Scottish Opera‘s performance takes place at The Festival Theatre from 1st -5th March. 

Dunstane Houses room

Alternatively, if after a day’s sightseeing in Edinburgh you would prefer a quiet night in, The Dunstane Houses offer a ‘Romantic Winter Night In’ package.

And if after all that city exploring you need some relaxation and rejuvenation, the award-winning One Spa at The Sheraton Grand Edinburgh offers the chance to relax and rejuvenate.

Buchanan Street shopping


Glasgow is an exciting, vibrant city, full of character and where a warm and friendly welcome is assured. The city centre offers some of the best shopping in the UK; an array of fascinating museums – many of which are free – and an abundance of pubs and bars as well as some of the UK’s best music venues – Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music.

Glasgow Clutha Bar Mural

You can enjoy many different city tours including a fascinating Glasgow Street Art Tour, a Charles Rennie Mackintosh Guided Tour, Eat Walk Glasgow and Scotbeer Tours. For further information click here.

If you would like to take in a show as part of your Glasgow break, Derren Brown’s new one man show is on at The King’s Theatre in Glasgow from the 4th - 12th March. He’s the multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusionist, so prepare to be amazed.

After a busy day exploring Glasgow, retire to the stunning 17th century Crossbasket Castle. Why not treat yourself to their Winter Suite Offer, where you can enjoy two nights for the price of one, subject to availability:

Luxury Scotland Member, Little’s Chauffeur Drive, will happily create bespoke guided city tours for you, or assist with airport transfers.