I have been to Edinburgh twice now and I plan on going again this year on a little solo trip. In 2010 I went just before christmas with a group of college friends and it was a great weekend.This was the year of the big freeze so there were delays and cancellations because of snow. I was frantically checking the weather and the airport websites to see how our flight was doing and for some strange turn of fate we got out with no problems at all. There is something so amazing about a white blanket of snow covering a city. We got into the city centre where we were staying and the smell of the brewery filled the air. This smell is quite strange if you are not used to it but it grows on you.
Edinburgh is a fantastic city, I have a lot of great memories of this place and I am excited to go back. It is a perfect weekend getaway spot. I really recommend going in winter, the christmas markets are great, the place is beautiful and festive and it will most likely snow, it is just magical.