LAST UPDATED: 14 July 2014 at 3:30pm

Why get married in a castle when you can wed with views of the Scottish capital's fortress (above) dominating the skyline?

THE BEST CITY WEDDING VENUES

A £24million revamp in 2012 means that this historic hotel looks as elegant as it did when it first opened in 1903 (with a few 21st-century tweaks - hello there, Guerlain Spa). The Castle Suite - a listed room, no less - is a great spot for your reception with wildlife frescos, a piper to welcome you andthoseviews of the city.

Ceremony capacity: 100; Plate cost per head: £52; www.thecaledonianedinburgh.com

LAST UPDATED: 10 June 2013 at 2:30pm

This recently refurbished, century-old icon stands in a prime position in the Scottish capital almost at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, so expect a dramatic backdrop for your wedding photos.

There's only one spot for your wedding night: the historic Castle Suite, with the very best view of them all. All the rooms exude timeless elegance, while dining is courtesy of the London restaurant scene's acclaimed Galvin brothers.

Ceremony capacity: 100; Packages per person: £52

The Caledonian; 0131 222 8888; www.thecaledonianedinburgh.com