Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the beautiful and iconic capital of Scotland as is home to some of the finest afternoon tea venues in the whole of the UK. The medieval Old Town is listed as a World Heritage Site and is dominated by the medieval fortress. The Georgian New Town is also listed by UNESCO and houses a host of marvellous examples of neo-classical architecture. Edinburgh is home to some world-renowned landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Sir Walter Scott Monument and Greyfriars Bobby. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival and takes place every August and dates back to 1947. Afternoon Tea Online are proud to be associated with such a wonderful city and we have hand-picked a stunning selection of afternoon tea venues for you to enjoy.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

The Waldorf Astoria is situated at the west end of Princes Street with stunning views up to the imposing castle that dominates the city.
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Forth Floor Harvey Nichols

Forth Floor Harvey Nichols

If you're looking for afternoon tea with the Wow factor in Edinburgh, then the Forth Floor restaurant at Harvey Nichols is definitely the place to go!
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Balmoral Hotel

Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral's Palm Court is an award-winning Afternoon Tea venue, most recently as a Tea Guild Award of Excellence Winner.
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Howard Hotel

Howard Hotel

Enjoy the famous Howard afternoon tea served by our friendly team of butlers in our elegant dining rooms from 2pm-5pm daily.
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One Square

One Square

Afternoon Tea at One Square is the perfect pick-me-up whether for a break between shops or an indulgent few hours with your best friends.
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Colonnades at the Signet Library

Colonnades at the Signet Library

The immaculately presented waiting staff and Maître D’ offer you a warm and friendly welcome to the glamourous setting.
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Malmaison Edinburgh

Malmaison Edinburgh

Just north of Edinburgh in fashionable Leith is the spectacular building that is Malmaison. A stunning boutique hotel well worth a visit.
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Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Picture roaring fires, elegant furnishings and a thousand acres of countryside. Savour afternoon tea in undeniably luxurious surroundings at this historic Scottish Baronial Manor House.
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Prestonfield House

Prestonfield House

Set in 20 acres of stunning rose filled gardens and parkland, the Prestonfield cannot fail to impress with its opulence and grandeur.
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Dalhousie Castle Hotel

Dalhousie Castle Hotel

Dalhousie Castle Hotel is undoubtedly one of Scotland's grandest locations to take afternoon tea. The castle, only eight miles south of Edinburgh, has a rich heritage dating back to the 13th Century.
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Glasshouse Hotel

Glasshouse Hotel

The Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh is part of the Autograph Hotel group and is a 5 star hotel converted from the 160 year old Lady Glenorchy Church.
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Bonham Hotel

Bonham Hotel

When considering the name for their new bar The Bonham Hotel decided to go back to the building’s roots.
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Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

Cranston’s at the Old Waverley Hotel is a beautiful Edinburgh restaurant on the world renowned Princes Street.
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Cafe Portrait

Cafe Portrait

The magnificent building that is the Scottish Portrait Gallery on Queen Street is a marvel in itself.
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Cafe Modern Two

Cafe Modern Two

Highly acclaimed Afternoon Tea, where you’ll enjoy a cake stand laden with gourmet sandwiches, homemade scones
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Stables Tearoom at Hopetoun House

Stables Tearoom at Hopetoun House

A short trip from Edinburgh to South Queensferry finds you in the 18th century splendour of Hopetoun House.
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G&V Royal Mile Hotel

G&V Royal Mile Hotel

Sample G&V Royal Mile Hotel's seasonal Afternoon Tea in the stylish surroundings.
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Apex Waterloo Place

Apex Waterloo Place

Elliot’s Bar and Restaurant can be found at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, a building steeped in history.
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Places to take Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh

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Places to take Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh

Useful information for your visit to Edinburgh

What's on and event planning
edinburgh.org

Edinburgh City Council
edinburgh.gov.uk

Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh

Photo: Edinburgh Castle at night

5 things to know about Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was established in 1947

The world's largest arts festival, The Fringe has grown to the point where in 2015 there were over 50,000 performances. Even today there is no selection committee and anyone may participate.

Edinburgh's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Royal Mile which runs directly through the Old Town, starts at Edinburgh Castle and finishes at Holyrood Palace and Abbey. The area is well known for its underground vaults and numerous secret passages.

A 16th century census recorded a population of just over 8,000

The 8,003 recorded in the census of 1592 by the Edinburgh presbytery pales in comparison to the half a million now resident in the Edinburgh area.

Edinburgh is twinned with 14 international cities

Since 1954, Edinburgh has twinned with major cities across the globe. Munich, Florence, San Diego, Kiev and most recently Saint Petersburg are all official twin towns and sister cities.

Human habitation can be traced as far back as 8500 BC

Cramond, commonly associated with The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, has evidence of an old Mesolithic camp dating back over 10,000 years. Miss Jean Brodie was not around at that point.

Visit the official guide to Edinburgh to read more

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