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Exciting New Outdoor Experience in Edinburgh City, Launching July 2016

Posted: 26th August 2016

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Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, The Glasshouse Hotel features 77 luxury bedrooms, seven unique event spaces and a two-acre roof top garden. The Glasshouse Hotel opened its doors in 2003 and is continuously aiming to offer #exactlylikenothingelse. Summer is fast approaching and what better time to launch the newest product offering – Roof Top Garden Picnics.

Hotel General Manager, Tom Gibson said, “We often speak to our guests, who have expressed views that our garden is one of ‘Edinburgh’s hidden gem’. Taking this on board, we wanted to create a memorable experience which everyone can enjoy here at The Glasshouse.”

This is the first time we have opened the garden to the public, allowing locals and visitors the opportunity to experience a romantic afternoon, a catch-up with friends or celebrate a special occasion with stunning views of the iconic Calton Hill.”

Guests can escape the bustling city lifestyle and relax on the hotel’s two-acre roof top garden. Upon arrival guests will be escorted to the garden and presented with a picnic rug and quaint picnic basket filled with freshly prepared Scottish produce. Picnics will include a choice of a bottle of alcoholic or non-alcoholic sparkling to accompany the food.

Roof Top Garden Picnics will be available daily as of Monday 11 July 2016 from 2pm to 5pm at The Glasshouse Hotel, 2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh.

Prices start from as little as £25.00 per person, which includes a selection of freshly prepared, locally sourced picnic foods, and a mini bottle of sparkling. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. Reservations can be made online, via Alternatively, guests can call 0131 525 8200 or email to make a reservation.

Mr. Gibson went on to say, “we look forward to welcoming locals and guests to the hotel this summer to celebrate the best of Edinburgh in our garden.”

An experience like no other, enjoy a delicious picnic in the heart of Edinburgh, where you can escape the hustle and bustle, and relax, taking in the breathtaking views of Calton Hill. On your arrival you will be present with a quaint picnic rug and your own basket filled with a selection of fresh Scottish treats, accompanied with either a bottle of fizz or soft drinks.

Whether you’re looking for a discreet, romantic treat, an afternoon with friends, or celebrating a special occasion, our rooftop picnics will give you an al-fresco experience to remember!

To book, call 0131 525 8200 or email

Prices are £50.00 for a basket with soft drinks, or £60.00 for a basket with a bottle of fizz. Prices are based on 2 guests.


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