Jan's Guidebook

Jan
Jan's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Queens residence while she’s in Edinburgh
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Palace of Holyrood
Canongate
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Queens residence while she’s in Edinburgh
A visit only if you are interested in boats or the Royal Family
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Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive
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A visit only if you are interested in boats or the Royal Family
Edinburgh’s iconic city centre castle with great views. Famous for its 1 o’clock gun if you visit around that time of day.
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Edinburgh Kalesi
Castlehill
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Edinburgh’s iconic city centre castle with great views. Famous for its 1 o’clock gun if you visit around that time of day.
Great views, a nice walk. The ‘Athens of the North’
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Calton Hill
Calton Hill
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Great views, a nice walk. The ‘Athens of the North’
If you like walking/hiking definitely come here. It takes maybe less than an hour to reach the top or a little longer if strolling and stopping to take plenty pictures. If you enjoy trail running, this is the best place to come for a city trail run.
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Arthur's Seat
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If you like walking/hiking definitely come here. It takes maybe less than an hour to reach the top or a little longer if strolling and stopping to take plenty pictures. If you enjoy trail running, this is the best place to come for a city trail run.
Great zoo if you love animals. It has 2 pandas on loan from China!
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Edinburgh Hayvanat Bahçesi
134 Corstorphine Rd
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Great zoo if you love animals. It has 2 pandas on loan from China!
Lovely botanical gardens to walk around if you enjoy the outdoors & nature. It has a couple of nice cafes too. Stockbridge village is nearby which has lots of lovely independent shops, cafes & restaurants
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Edinburgh Kraliyet Botanik Bahçesi
Arboretum Place
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Lovely botanical gardens to walk around if you enjoy the outdoors & nature. It has a couple of nice cafes too. Stockbridge village is nearby which has lots of lovely independent shops, cafes & restaurants
Lovely small village feel with many independent shops, cafes & restaurants. It is an access point to the Water of Leith which is a lovely walkway/footpath through the city following the Water of Leith. From here you can walk from Stockbridge about a mile or 2 in West direction to reach Dean Village which has lovely views of historic buildings in that small city area.
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Stockbridge
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Lovely small village feel with many independent shops, cafes & restaurants. It is an access point to the Water of Leith which is a lovely walkway/footpath through the city following the Water of Leith. From here you can walk from Stockbridge about a mile or 2 in West direction to reach Dean Village which has lovely views of historic buildings in that small city area.
City centre scenic footpath that follows a small waterway to Leith that you can walk along and it has lovely views. Can be very peaceful.
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Water of Leith Walkway
Water of Leith Walkway
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City centre scenic footpath that follows a small waterway to Leith that you can walk along and it has lovely views. Can be very peaceful.
Haven’t been myself so you would have to google to ascertain if this something you’d like to visit whilst in the city.
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Museum of Childhood
42 High St
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Haven’t been myself so you would have to google to ascertain if this something you’d like to visit whilst in the city.
Haven’t been myself but I know lots of people enjoy it here. It’s right beside Edinburgh Castle.
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
549 Castlehill
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Haven’t been myself but I know lots of people enjoy it here. It’s right beside Edinburgh Castle.
Great street to walk up/down - very famous and has some restaurants. Very close to Edinburgh Castle.
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Victoria Street
Victoria Street
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Great street to walk up/down - very famous and has some restaurants. Very close to Edinburgh Castle.
You could spend hours in here. Plenty to see!
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İskoçya Ulusal Müzesi
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You could spend hours in here. Plenty to see!
Great place to walk through or sit and relax with a view of the castle with a picnic right in the heart of the city.
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Princes Street station
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Great place to walk through or sit and relax with a view of the castle with a picnic right in the heart of the city.
For art lovers. Google search to see what exhibitions are showing during your stay.
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National Galleries of Scotland
The Mound
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For art lovers. Google search to see what exhibitions are showing during your stay.
For art lovers.
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen St
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For art lovers.
For art lovers.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Rd
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For art lovers.
For art lovers. Think this is for more local artists showcasing their work.
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Fruitmarket Gallery
45 Market St
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For art lovers. Think this is for more local artists showcasing their work.
Huge vast green area in the heart of Edinburgh. Lovely place to walk through or to sit and have some relaxation or a picnic. You can walk through her to Bruntsfield and Morningside which have independent restaurants, cafes & shops.
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The Meadows
Melville Drive
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Huge vast green area in the heart of Edinburgh. Lovely place to walk through or to sit and have some relaxation or a picnic. You can walk through her to Bruntsfield and Morningside which have independent restaurants, cafes & shops.
Small museum but worth a visit.
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The Writers' Museum
Lady Stair's Close
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Small museum but worth a visit.
Museum that focuses on money, coinage and economics. It is located in the Bank of Scotland Head Office building on The Mound.
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Museum on the Mound
The Mound
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Museum that focuses on money, coinage and economics. It is located in the Bank of Scotland Head Office building on The Mound.
For art lovers. Large exhibition space for art exhibitions and touring shows of design and photography.
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City Art Centre
2 Market St
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For art lovers. Large exhibition space for art exhibitions and touring shows of design and photography.
The Museum of Edinburgh, formerly known as Huntly House Museum, is a museum in Edinburgh, Scotland, housing a collection relating to the town's origins, history and legends
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Edinburg Müzesi
142-146 Canongate
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The Museum of Edinburgh, formerly known as Huntly House Museum, is a museum in Edinburgh, Scotland, housing a collection relating to the town's origins, history and legends
Beautiful cathedral on The Royal Mile
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St Giles Katedrali
High Street
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Beautiful cathedral on The Royal Mile
A must do whilst in Edinburgh. A miles walk from Edinburgh Castle all the way down to Holyrood Palace & The Scottish Parliament. Many shops, cafes & restaurants on The Royal Mile
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The Royal Mile
197 High St
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A must do whilst in Edinburgh. A miles walk from Edinburgh Castle all the way down to Holyrood Palace & The Scottish Parliament. Many shops, cafes & restaurants on The Royal Mile
Iconic statue of a local dog, a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872. Legend has it it’s good luck to run his nose!
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Greyfriars Kirkyard
26A Candlemaker Row
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Iconic statue of a local dog, a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872. Legend has it it’s good luck to run his nose!

Food scene

Great place to walk through, have a drink or find something to eat. It’s very close to Edinburgh Castle.
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Grassmarket Square
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Great place to walk through, have a drink or find something to eat. It’s very close to Edinburgh Castle.
Try Scottish Fish & Chips - a must!
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Bertie's Proper Fish & Chips
9 Victoria St
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Try Scottish Fish & Chips - a must!
Great for Scottish food. Try haggis!
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Angels with Bagpipes
343 High St
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Great for Scottish food. Try haggis!
Great restaurant with views of Edinburgh Castle and over to Fife. Best suited for individuals, couples or groups of friends. Less suitable for families.
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Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Brasserie and Bar
30-34 St Andrew Square
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Great restaurant with views of Edinburgh Castle and over to Fife. Best suited for individuals, couples or groups of friends. Less suitable for families.
Lovely, good quality Scottish food in a basement setting. Small restaurant.
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The Cellar Door Scottish Restaurant
44-46 George IV Bridge
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Lovely, good quality Scottish food in a basement setting. Small restaurant.
Great authentic Thai fast food. Cheap & cheerful. You cannot book it’s queue and wait only. Will be particularly busy in Aug as it’s very near the main festival venues.
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TING THAI CARAVAN Teviot Place
8-9 Teviot Pl
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Great authentic Thai fast food. Cheap & cheerful. You cannot book it’s queue and wait only. Will be particularly busy in Aug as it’s very near the main festival venues.
Very nice restaurant, more up market. Less suitable for families with small children.
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Hotel du Vin Edinburgh
11 Bristo Pl
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Very nice restaurant, more up market. Less suitable for families with small children.
Rustic-chic gastropub in Stockbridge with a Modern Scottish menu, draught and bottled beers, and whiskies galore. Owner is the British famous & Michelin chef Tom Kitchin. Eat here to taste his food without paying the high prices of his fine dining restaurants.
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The Scran and Scallie
1 Comely Bank Rd
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Rustic-chic gastropub in Stockbridge with a Modern Scottish menu, draught and bottled beers, and whiskies galore. Owner is the British famous & Michelin chef Tom Kitchin. Eat here to taste his food without paying the high prices of his fine dining restaurants.
The beautiful dining room at Southside Scran features an open Maestro Rotisserie grill showcasing local produce. The Southside menu is a real tribute to the best of Scotland’s larder displaying a love and passion for French cuisine. Owner is famous British & Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin.
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Southside Scran
14 - 17 Bruntsfield Pl
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The beautiful dining room at Southside Scran features an open Maestro Rotisserie grill showcasing local produce. The Southside menu is a real tribute to the best of Scotland’s larder displaying a love and passion for French cuisine. Owner is famous British & Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin.
Fine Dining. $$$ Tom Kitchin uses French techniques on Scottish produce in refined, chic converted whisky warehouse. You need to book well in advance to secure a table. They used to do a 3 course lunch menu for £29.50, which is extremely good value for money. Check website or call to find out details.
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The Kitchin
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Fine Dining. $$$ Tom Kitchin uses French techniques on Scottish produce in refined, chic converted whisky warehouse. You need to book well in advance to secure a table. They used to do a 3 course lunch menu for £29.50, which is extremely good value for money. Check website or call to find out details.
Edinburgh has many steak restaurants to choose from. Fazenda is a firm favourite for meat lovers with all you can eat style meat serving and buffet.
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Fazenda Edinburgh
102 George St
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Edinburgh has many steak restaurants to choose from. Fazenda is a firm favourite for meat lovers with all you can eat style meat serving and buffet.
Very nice setting & dining experience. It has multiple restaurants options. Check out its website for details. Booking essential.
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The Dome
14 George St
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Very nice setting & dining experience. It has multiple restaurants options. Check out its website for details. Booking essential.
Inspired by the Irani cafes of Bombay, this is exquisite Indian street food served in upmarket surroundings; the breakfasts, including the signature bacon naan, are legendary. Hugely popular – book well ahead, or be prepared to queue for a table.
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Dishoom Edinburgh
3a St Andrew Square
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Inspired by the Irani cafes of Bombay, this is exquisite Indian street food served in upmarket surroundings; the breakfasts, including the signature bacon naan, are legendary. Hugely popular – book well ahead, or be prepared to queue for a table.
Thrive is a vegetarian & vegan bar & kitchen located in the bustling ‘burbs of Bruntsfield, short walk or bus journey from town or through The Meadows greenspace
Thrive Bar & Kitchen
171 Bruntsfield Place
Thrive is a vegetarian & vegan bar & kitchen located in the bustling ‘burbs of Bruntsfield, short walk or bus journey from town or through The Meadows greenspace
Creative, eclectic vegetarian cuisine served in warm, maroon decor with group menu and vegan dishes.
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David Bann Restaurant
56-58 St Mary's St
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Creative, eclectic vegetarian cuisine served in warm, maroon decor with group menu and vegan dishes.
Snug eatery offering organic, vegan cafe dishes, desserts & smoothies in a cheerful, bright setting.
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Holy Cow
34 Elder St
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Snug eatery offering organic, vegan cafe dishes, desserts & smoothies in a cheerful, bright setting.
Vegan, gluten-free cafe fare, plus smoothies and espresso, doled out in chill, cosy quarters.
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Pumpkin Brown
16 Grassmarket
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Vegan, gluten-free cafe fare, plus smoothies and espresso, doled out in chill, cosy quarters.

Shopping

Main shopping street along with Princes Street. Many designer shops are on George Street, as well as nice restaurants.
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George Street
George Street
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Main shopping street along with Princes Street. Many designer shops are on George Street, as well as nice restaurants.
Many high street shops found on Princes Street
Princes Street
Princes Street
Many high street shops found on Princes Street
Some independent/boutique shops can be found here
Bruntsfield Place
Bruntsfield Place
Some independent/boutique shops can be found here
Designer shops can be found here, as well as Harvey Nichols designer department store
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Multrees Walk
Multrees Walk
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Designer shops can be found here, as well as Harvey Nichols designer department store