The prize includes an overnight stay at the hotel with breakfast, and a complimentary dinner at The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen
With Valentine’s and Galentine’s coming up, we’re in the mood to show you some love. We’ve teamed up with the historic and stylish InterContinental Edinburgh The George to offer you the chance to win an overnight stay for two at the hotel.
As part of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ 75th anniversary celebrations, The George have commissioned historians from the University of Edinburgh to explore the hidden stories behind the iconic building and local area. Guests at the hotel can enjoy an audio walking tour by booking the ‘Hidden Histories’ package, inclusive of a luxurious picnic hamper, or by obtaining a voucher code from the hotel concierge team.
During the 19th Century the hotel was a collection of five prestigious townhouses and home to the well-known Ferrier family, who boast a historical connection to Scotland’s literature scene. Guests are then guided to seven other locations pinned across the city including:
- 17 Heriot Row, the home of one of Scotland’s most famous writers, Robert Louis Stevenson – author of Treasure Island
- St Andrew Square, where James Craig’s plans to build a church, dedicated to patron Saint Andrew were foiled by Lawrence Dundas. The church was instead built on George Street itself, right next door to InterContinental Edinburgh The George
- Old College, University of Edinburgh, the site where the mysterious murder of Lord Darnley, the unpopular second husband of Mary Queen of Scots, took place in February 1567
- The Old Medical School, to reveal the story of The Edinburgh Seven – pioneers of women’s education in the UK whose trailblazing campaign prompted a change in the law that allowed women to study medicine in the UK
The InterContinental Edinburgh The George will also be serving up the limited-edition InterContinental75 cocktail, which reimagines the classic French 75, mixing up Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and the artisanal, hand-crafted Botanist Islay Dry Gin.
For more information about the InterContinental Edinburgh The George, visit: edinburgh.intercontinental.com