Best Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers in Edinburgh

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Booking afternoon tea at a 5-star hotel in Scotland (Edinburgh and other locations) as a gift is only possible through gift vouchers websites. The afternoon tea gift voucher is usually for two people and is valid for 10 months (simply use the details on the voucher to arrange the date). So where to go for afternoon tea in Edinburgh? Read on.

Best luxury afternoon tea in Edinburgh is at afternoon tea vouchers in Scotland.

Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle near Edinburgh

A beautiful and unique hotel, 13th-century Dalhousie Castle comes complete with roaring fires and sumptuous décor. A few miles south-east of Edinburgh's centre at Bonnyrigg, Dalhousie Castle nestles within acres of wooded parkland on the lovely banks of the River Esk. Dalhousie marries its medieval roots - all suits of armour, dining in the dungeon and falconry displays - with a modern feel that takes in sophisticated spa facilities.

Afternoon tea for two here is a luxury item and will set you back £30; throw in champagne and it'll be £49. On offer are tasty sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones, and tea or coffee.

Dalhousie Castle is a popular venue for visitors to Edinburgh. Reviews describe the hotel as 'simply stunning', the setting 'amazing' and the food 'delicious'. One reviewer, who took their high tea in the library, described the staff as 'friendly and courteous' and the service and quality of the food as 'outstanding'.

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Norton House Hotel

Norton House Hotel Edinburgh

Just six miles from Edinburgh city centre sits Norton House Hotel, an elegant four-star retreat offering luxury and tranquillity. This 19th-century hotel has been sumptuously modernised to include an elegant spa and luxury furnishings.

Afternoon tea at a luxury Scottish hotel will never be a cheap option and at Norton House Hotel, it will cost you £15.50 per person; if you want to add the luxury of champagne, it's £24. For the money, you'll get to feel like a Laird in the grand drawing room as you enjoy a delicious selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes, pastries and fresh leaf teas.

Independent reviewers have praised the quality of the food, the fact that the airport is just ten minutes away and the easy access to both city and countryside.

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Carlton Hotel (Edinburgh Castle afternoon tea package)

Carlton Edinburgh

While this is not afternoon tea in Edinburgh Castle itself (afternoon tea in Edinburgh Castle itself is not on offer anywhere), the joy of booking this particular gift experience is that it can be combined with a visit to the castle, which is itself a memorable experience.

In a magnificent position on the Royal Mile in the city's heart, Edinburgh Castle is a world-famous monument with highlights that include St Margaret's Chapel, the Scottish National War Memorial and the Honours of Scotland - the country's crown jewels.

Afternoon tea at Edinburgh Castle is in fact served in the bar and restaurant area of the Carlton Hotel on North Bridge, and comprises rich butter scones with clotted cream and fruit preserves, homemade finger sandwiches, a selection of teas or filter coffee and a glass of Champagne.

This is a luxury event and afternoon tea at Edinburgh Castle will set you back £69. This does include full access to the castle, however.

Online reviews of Edinburgh Castle don't specifically refer to afternoon teas, but do commend the castle as a magnificent spectacle and a fine day out. However, they do warn to book ahead as queues can be very long.

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Carlton Hotel (Royal Yacht Britannia afternoon tea package)

Carlton Edinburgh

Note that this isn't afternoon tea on the Royal Yacht Britannia itself: on offer is a visit to the Royal Yacht followed by afternoon tea at the Carlton Hotel.

The Royal Yacht Britannia has hosted some very famous people, including the Queen and the Royal Family. It's a grand and elegant experience in itself. Add champagne afternoon tea at the Edinburgh Carlton Hotel to the mix, and you have an unforgettable event. The Carlton, in the heart of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, is a late-Victorian building with a sweeping staircase that takes you to bar and restaurant area.

Here, you'll take afternoon tea, which comprises a fine selection of teas, finger sandwiches, rich butter scones, pastries and a cold glass of champagne. The price of £75 includes the trip to the Royal Yacht.

Reviewers have praised the Royal Yacht experience as an eye-opener into the life of the Royal Family, while the Carlton receives as many bad reviews online for service and facilities as it does good.

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Our Recommendations

If you're looking to enjoy afternoon tea in Edinburgh, Scotland, our overall recommendation for location, service and value is Norton House Hotel, just a few miles from the airport. For those wanting to enjoy Edinburgh's other delights, Edinburgh Castle is a good option, as it combines tea with a trip to the castle. Finally, while an afternoon on board a Royal Yacht may be spectacular, the verdict is still out on the Carlton Hotel.

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