WHERE TO STAY
Priestfield Road (0131 225 7800; fax: 220 4392; www.mrandmrssmith.com) Prestonfield lies at the foot of Arthur's Seat, a remarkable sight for a first-time visitor. Entering the grounds of this impressive hotel, first sights include lush grounds, Highland cows and peacocks that potter around the 20 acres of parkland, before the delightful country manor comes into view. Oozing romance and exclusivity, this is less a hotel than a home-from-home (thanks to the fact that there are only 28 rooms). The old-world glamour is thanks to attentive staff, who come to find you in whichever room in the house you decide to take dinner or a drink, and an amazing restaurant, Rhubarb, named as it was the first estate in Scotland to grow it.