Edinburgh & The Royal Mile

Anne
Edinburgh & The Royal Mile

Neighbourhoods

Edinburgh's Old Town sits slightly up from the rest of Edinburgh surrounding the Castle, it is full of historic tenement housing (like ancient style apartment blocks) and cobbled streets. It's historic streets are breath-taking and its history fascinating - it is an Edinburgh "must visit".
66 yerel halk öneriyor
Edinburgh Old Town
66 yerel halk öneriyor
Edinburgh's Old Town sits slightly up from the rest of Edinburgh surrounding the Castle, it is full of historic tenement housing (like ancient style apartment blocks) and cobbled streets. It's historic streets are breath-taking and its history fascinating - it is an Edinburgh "must visit".
The New Town of Edinburgh is an architectural marvel, a walk down some of the stunning georgian crescents are advised. It is home to Princes Street and incorporates the major shopping destinations in Edinburgh like St James Quarter - the new mega one recently refurbished and opened. Harvey Nicols is also in St Andrews Square and worth a browse, a walk down the neighboring Multrees Walk will take you right into St James center with it's multitude of shops.
44 yerel halk öneriyor
Edinburgh New Town
44 yerel halk öneriyor
The New Town of Edinburgh is an architectural marvel, a walk down some of the stunning georgian crescents are advised. It is home to Princes Street and incorporates the major shopping destinations in Edinburgh like St James Quarter - the new mega one recently refurbished and opened. Harvey Nicols is also in St Andrews Square and worth a browse, a walk down the neighboring Multrees Walk will take you right into St James center with it's multitude of shops.

Food scene

Whiski Rooms is a multi award-winning venue on the Mound overlooking Princes Street, just down from Edinburgh Castle and moments from the Royal Mile. It specialises in Scottish fayre and whisky obviously with hundreds of whiskies on offer aswell as cocktails, wines, spirits and beers. It also has a whisky and gift shop attached so if you want to buy anything, just walk through and see what's on offer. To top it off, the Whiski Rooms also hosts fun whisky tastings from its introduction to whisky to chocolate and cheese with whisky tastings - fun guaranteed at these and all bookable online. www.whiskirooms.co.uk
25 yerel halk öneriyor
Whiski Rooms
13/4 N Bank St
25 yerel halk öneriyor
Whiski Rooms is a multi award-winning venue on the Mound overlooking Princes Street, just down from Edinburgh Castle and moments from the Royal Mile. It specialises in Scottish fayre and whisky obviously with hundreds of whiskies on offer aswell as cocktails, wines, spirits and beers. It also has a whisky and gift shop attached so if you want to buy anything, just walk through and see what's on offer. To top it off, the Whiski Rooms also hosts fun whisky tastings from its introduction to whisky to chocolate and cheese with whisky tastings - fun guaranteed at these and all bookable online. www.whiskirooms.co.uk
Copper Still is stunning newly refurbished bar and restaurant right in the middle of the Royal Mile. It has fresh Scottish food and is open from 9am for breakfast right through until midnight. Great cocktails on offer here aswell as scotch whiskies, great Scottish food and an array of spirits, beers and wines. Cool handout and highly recommended. www.copperstill.co.uk
Copper Still
154 High Street
Copper Still is stunning newly refurbished bar and restaurant right in the middle of the Royal Mile. It has fresh Scottish food and is open from 9am for breakfast right through until midnight. Great cocktails on offer here aswell as scotch whiskies, great Scottish food and an array of spirits, beers and wines. Cool handout and highly recommended. www.copperstill.co.uk
Unique, quirky and a "must visit". The Whiski bar is a multi award winning whisky bar with hundred of whiskies to choose from but it's so much more than that - it's food is fabulous and fresh Scottishfayre as expected. It has a great range of cocktails, beers, spirits and wines and best of all, it has free live Scottish music on every night of the week. It has an unrivalled vibe and atmosphere, a true Edinburgh institution. TIP: It gets busy so get down early for a good seat. www.whiskibar.co.uk
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Whiski Bar & Restaurant
119 High St
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Unique, quirky and a "must visit". The Whiski bar is a multi award winning whisky bar with hundred of whiskies to choose from but it's so much more than that - it's food is fabulous and fresh Scottishfayre as expected. It has a great range of cocktails, beers, spirits and wines and best of all, it has free live Scottish music on every night of the week. It has an unrivalled vibe and atmosphere, a true Edinburgh institution. TIP: It gets busy so get down early for a good seat. www.whiskibar.co.uk

Sightseeing

Needs no introduction - this is the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and it can't be missed! Right at the top of the Royal Mile looking majestically over Edinburgh, it has daily self guided tours and is truly worth a "must visit" to hear its fascinating history. Fun and entertaining for all ages.
714 yerel halk öneriyor
Edinburgh Castle
714 yerel halk öneriyor
Needs no introduction - this is the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and it can't be missed! Right at the top of the Royal Mile looking majestically over Edinburgh, it has daily self guided tours and is truly worth a "must visit" to hear its fascinating history. Fun and entertaining for all ages.
This is a briliant museum and it's FREE! I highly recommend a visit here as it's engaging and fun especially for children. It has so much to offer with different sections of historical relevance, you can visit just the ones you're particularly interested in but it's just fun so I would recommend you pay it a visit.
651 yerel halk öneriyor
İskoçya Ulusal Müzesi
651 yerel halk öneriyor
This is a briliant museum and it's FREE! I highly recommend a visit here as it's engaging and fun especially for children. It has so much to offer with different sections of historical relevance, you can visit just the ones you're particularly interested in but it's just fun so I would recommend you pay it a visit.
This is at the very bottom of the Royal Mile but it worth the walk down (can always get a taxi back). It is Her Majesty the Queens official residence and it has tours you can go on. Worth it to hear some fascinating inside into royal life
216 yerel halk öneriyor
Holyrood Sarayı
216 yerel halk öneriyor
This is at the very bottom of the Royal Mile but it worth the walk down (can always get a taxi back). It is Her Majesty the Queens official residence and it has tours you can go on. Worth it to hear some fascinating inside into royal life
Founded in 1125, this is medieval masterpiece and is the official High Kirk of Edinburgh. Open daily and free to enter, it is worth a visit to see it's stunning architecture. Runs free tours at 10:30am and 2:30pm but you can go in any time for a look around.
72 yerel halk öneriyor
St Giles' Cathedral
72 yerel halk öneriyor
Founded in 1125, this is medieval masterpiece and is the official High Kirk of Edinburgh. Open daily and free to enter, it is worth a visit to see it's stunning architecture. Runs free tours at 10:30am and 2:30pm but you can go in any time for a look around.
This is an ancient stone mosaic situated right outside St Giles Cathedral in the Royal Mile. The heart marks the location of the entrance to Edinburgh's Old Tolbooth Prison which was built n 1561 and then demolished in 1817. According to legend, Edinburgh’s petty thieves and not-so-petty criminals spat on the door, as they passed, to bring them luck against the day when they found themselves being taken through it. Two centuries on, with the building gone, the heart in the cobble stones still reminds of the misery and torture carried out behind its walls. Many people spit on this mosaic as a sign of respect and good luck (no, I don't recommend spitting on it) and its history is a bit grizzly with many people being executed there!
Heart Of Midlothian Mosaic
197 High St
This is an ancient stone mosaic situated right outside St Giles Cathedral in the Royal Mile. The heart marks the location of the entrance to Edinburgh's Old Tolbooth Prison which was built n 1561 and then demolished in 1817. According to legend, Edinburgh’s petty thieves and not-so-petty criminals spat on the door, as they passed, to bring them luck against the day when they found themselves being taken through it. Two centuries on, with the building gone, the heart in the cobble stones still reminds of the misery and torture carried out behind its walls. Many people spit on this mosaic as a sign of respect and good luck (no, I don't recommend spitting on it) and its history is a bit grizzly with many people being executed there!
Camera Obscura and Worl of Illusion is simply fun for all the family! Situated up near the Castle, it is a paid for attraction and well worth the money and will keep kids entertained for quite a few hours (and the adults). So much to do and see, it's a family favourite winner.
201 yerel halk öneriyor
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
201 yerel halk öneriyor
Camera Obscura and Worl of Illusion is simply fun for all the family! Situated up near the Castle, it is a paid for attraction and well worth the money and will keep kids entertained for quite a few hours (and the adults). So much to do and see, it's a family favourite winner.
This museum is great, so huge and interesting and its FREE ! I can't explain everything about it but I would say just go, it has special exhibitions all the time so always changing.
651 yerel halk öneriyor
İskoçya Ulusal Müzesi
651 yerel halk öneriyor
This museum is great, so huge and interesting and its FREE ! I can't explain everything about it but I would say just go, it has special exhibitions all the time so always changing.

Whisky Tastings

Whisky, whisky, whisky tastings ... When in capital of Scotland, where better to do a whisky tasting than in a mult award-winning whisky venue. Running every day, the shop attached to Whiski Rooms runs daily whisky tastings for a fun and informative journey through Scotland's most famous drink. They run various ones including the Introduction, Whisky and Cheese and Whisky and Chocolate. These tastings are fun guaranteed - no experience necessary :) Bookable online.
Whiski Shop
4 N Bank St
Whisky, whisky, whisky tastings ... When in capital of Scotland, where better to do a whisky tasting than in a mult award-winning whisky venue. Running every day, the shop attached to Whiski Rooms runs daily whisky tastings for a fun and informative journey through Scotland's most famous drink. They run various ones including the Introduction, Whisky and Cheese and Whisky and Chocolate. These tastings are fun guaranteed - no experience necessary :) Bookable online.

Live Music

The place for free live music gigs every night of the week, it's all going on at Whiski Bar right in the middle of the Royal Mile. This award winning venue will finish off your day perfectly - different Scottish bands kick off every night from 9:30PM and those toes will be tapping. Unrivalled atmosphere and vibe - a "must visit" TIP: It gets busy so get down early for a good seat.
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Whiski Bar & Restaurant
119 High St
26 yerel halk öneriyor
The place for free live music gigs every night of the week, it's all going on at Whiski Bar right in the middle of the Royal Mile. This award winning venue will finish off your day perfectly - different Scottish bands kick off every night from 9:30PM and those toes will be tapping. Unrivalled atmosphere and vibe - a "must visit" TIP: It gets busy so get down early for a good seat.

Şehir tavsiyesi

Gezinme

Edinburgh is a walkable city

Most places can be accessed by walking. From the historic Royal Mile to the New Town and Princes Street, it is really easy and 10 minutes walk at most. Get the comfy shoes on and do as much exploring as you can fit in. Taxis are easy aswell with numerous taxi ranks and you can just put your arm out and flag a black cab down or use Uber.