Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh


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Reviewed by Helen
Norton house is an ideal country getaway, not far from city life.

Edinburgh is one of the most popular destinations for UK weekend city breaks.

Here at Norton House, ( part of the renowned Handpicked  Hotels collection)  you can take a well deserved break in this magnificent country retreat, and if still tempted to venture into the city, it's only 20 minutes away by car. It's also convenient for the airport if you are flying here. Look out for the midweek breaks on offer for the best value getaway.

Set at the end of a winding driveway, Norton House is one of the finest country retreats that Scotland has to offer, and has recently been further developed and refurbished to the highest standard, in keeping with the traditional features with impressive staircases, , lavish furnishings and décor.  It is proud to be the winner of the prestigious AA Hotel of the year Scotland 2009.

The bedrooms are graded as other Handpicked Hotels- Classic, Executive, Junior suites and Penthouse suite. Each one  is tastefully furnished with the suites having more living space and the Executive Rooms and Suites hosting  unforgettable tilevision in the bathroom. For fine dining in sophisticated grand surroundings, Ushers Restaurant specializes in modern British cuisine and sources local produce where ever possible. There is also the Brasserie for more informal dining which offers traditional dishes. 

Guests are encouraged to relax in the conservatory lounge where afternoon teas or strawberries and champagne are served in this more contemporary setting.

Another hideout is the drawing room, with high ceiling period features, a perfect place to catch up on the Sunday papers.

 Norton House Health club and Spa, is a welcomed luxury addition to the hotel, completely dedicated to your wellbeing and appearance via mind, body and soul, products used include Espa and Neom. This is a great destination for a Girls Night in Spa break, or a romantic weekend away spa break. Look out for seasonal special offers!

Edinburgh is steeped in history and there are plenty of places to visit such as Edinburgh castle, the Palace of Holyrood House and the views from Arthurs Seat looking out over Edinburgh Castle, Old Town and the New Town. Take a walk around the city and absorb the city culture that is now so prevailant especially in August during its international festival.

If you want a relaxing country getaway that's not too far from an exciting and vibrant city, then Norton House Hotel & Spa Edinburgh is the ideal choice!

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From £125, please see website for seasonal offers.