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Weekend escapes – under 2 hours from Edinburgh

Want to get out of Edinburgh fast on a Friday evening? The highlands and islands might be too far for an easy weekend escape, but there are plenty of gorgeous Scottish locations under 2 hours from the capital by train or car that will have you purring at the landscape and raring to go. From lochside cottages to woodland glamping places, forest cabins to historic castles, here's our selection of the best quick escapes under 2 hours from Edinburgh. That's the Cool Place taken care of – the rest of the weekend is all yours!

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The staff were so lovely and helpful when I had a personal issue and needed to cancel, they really went above and beyond. I will definitely be booking again with them!

Laura Gibson, 2021

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Easy to use website. Found accommodation quickly and simply. Easy booking and payment system. Now just looking forward to the holiday!

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Great advice and help in securing a cottage at the eleventh hour.

Mrs S Parra, 2020

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Liz, 2020

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