Sometimes one is lucky enough to have an opportunity to go to a really magic place.

Hidden in a collection of historic buildings, at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, are James Thomson's seven theatrical and decadent suites -

The Library, Vestry, Inner Sanctum, Old Rectory, Sempill, Guardroom or Armoury

are perfect for those looking to stay in the most indulgent and magical of settings - the perfect antidote to bland hotels.  Lavishly decorated and antique-filled, these suites scream romance with a capital R!

Frequently booked months in advance, they regularly feature on hot lists of the worlds' most unique places to stay among other accolades.  Named as one of the seven wonders of the hotel world by Cosmopolitan Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller recently described the guest suites - as - an operatic fantasy, a dream-like holiday that has been inhabited by celebrities and stars, for example: amongst others, Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Joanne Lumley, Tim Rice, Pierce Brosnan, Manfred Mann, Ewan MacGregor.

The Sunday Times recently rated The Witchery's luxurious suites as amongst the most sought after romantic hide-aways in Scotland.

Originally built for an Edinburgh merchant in 1595 this historic building on the Royal Mile now includes the jewel-like Witchery diningroom, the spectacular Secret Garden and a collection of totally indulgent and opulent suites on the floors above, and in an adjacent historic building.

I wonder if I will ever have an opportunity to go back.  It was a truly amazing experience. 

However, if you are really wanting to tour Edinburgh perhaps a "backpacker" establishment?  Once at The Witchery you really will not want to leave.