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Find luxury in the heart of university city

Find luxury in the heart of university city

It’s September. A time for new adventures and fresh starts. With your children off to start a new term, take the opportunity to do things for yourself, start a new interest and see more of your friends. And what a better way to kick off this new phase of life, than making the most of dropping off or visiting your young adult at their university in Edinburgh?

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We may be biased, but we think your child couldn’t have chosen a better city to study in. With so much to explore; architecturally, historically and culturally (not to mention the food and drink scene) you’ll never be short of things to do on your frequent visits to Scotland’s capital.


The best hotel in Edinburgh


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What’s more, you’ll need somewhere comfortable and luxurious to stay and dine during your visits. Prestonfield House is the indulgent stop off you deserve on your round trip to Edinburgh. Described by The Independent as “the most glamorous hotel in Edinburgh”, it is one of the best Edinburgh hotels, where prime ministers, celebrities, the great and the good have stayed in opulent grandeur and comfort since 1687. 

Located just moments from the University of Edinburgh, 400 metres from Pollock Halls, and within a short drive of Edinburgh Napier, Heriot-Watt and Queen Margaret University campuses, Prestonfield House is ideally situated near Edinburgh's many universities – a retreat in the heart of the city – set in 20 acres of grounds overlooking the famous dormant volcano, Arthur’s seat, with a stay at Prestonfield every trip to Edinburgh will be memorable.


The ultimate private hotel suite


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Why not enjoy a special break for two at the most romantic hotel in Edinburgh? You can celebrate your new-found freedom, renew your romance! 18 individually-styled rooms and 5 romantic suites include the top-rated “Owner's Suite” which has a private turret staircase, library-style bathroom and three aspect views over Prestonfield's gardens and parkland, often chosen for special romantic occasions that won’t be forgotten. Book your stay with us directly and enjoy a complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival.


“Finest wines available to humanity”


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Sister restaurant to the Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh’s most popular fine-dining restaurant, Rhubarb, delivers gourmet delights, magic, drama and romance. Whether you choose to treat your young adult to a five star food experience to celebrate the start of their Uni life, or prefer to leave them to their student halls’ canteen and treat yourselves, Rhubarb is the perfect venue. 

Wickedly rich and dramatic, this stylish and glamorous restaurant occupies the grand Regency rooms at the heart of Prestonfield House. Expect exceptional cuisine created using only the finest, locally sourced Scottish produce from small artisan suppliers, and wines from an award-winning cellar. 

Prestonfield also features a collection of stunning private dining rooms, opulent salons, a whisky bar and historic public rooms, perfect for Afternoon Tea.

Private dining for two


Image titleIf you really want to treat one another to the ultimate in private dining, Prestonfield’s smallest private Salon Privée room is a luxurious retreat for just two guests. Hidden by a stone turret stair, this glamorous and romantic opera box is a perfect hideaway with your own private waiter just a bell-call away. A fairy tale dining experience like no other. 


The finest High Tea in Edinburgh


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Alternatively, you could all enjoy Prestonfield’s Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Tapestry Room, Leather Room or glamorous Yellow Room. We offer a tantalising selection of leaf teas including Prestonfield's own unique blends, exceptional home baking, hot savouries, scones with our own raspberry jam and delicious traditional sandwiches. Served daily from 12-7pm, Prestonfield’s Afternoon Tea offers affordable indulgence at just £30 or Champagne Afternoon Tea with a glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne £40.

Whether you're looking to celebrate your young adult’s start to University life in style with an afternoon tea or dinner, or treat yourself now that your child has flown the nest, Prestonfield House offers both with lashings of “sheer glorious indulgence”. Book now to avoid disappointment!