Guidebook for Edinburgh

Stewart

Guidebook for Edinburgh

Parks & Nature
Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is within a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthurs Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city. The hike is mildly challenging but the views are spectacular and I would thoroughly recommend the trek if the skies are clear. Public Transport: Bus to Holyrood Palace, east end of Royal Mile or use car park near Holyrood Palace.
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Arthur's Seat
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Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is within a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthurs Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city. The hike is mildly challenging but the views are spectacular and I would thoroughly recommend the trek if the skies are clear. Public Transport: Bus to Holyrood Palace, east end of Royal Mile or use car park near Holyrood Palace.
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. The lavish gardens offer visitors peace and tranquillity amongst 72 acres of stunning scenery. Open all year, the Garden hosts a popular programme of events, exhibitions and guided tours. Make sure to check out what's on before you visit. * Admission to the garden is free!
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. The lavish gardens offer visitors peace and tranquillity amongst 72 acres of stunning scenery. Open all year, the Garden hosts a popular programme of events, exhibitions and guided tours. Make sure to check out what's on before you visit. * Admission to the garden is free!
Our local park - very close to our apartment. Walk through this to reach the Botanics.
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Inverleith Park
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Our local park - very close to our apartment. Walk through this to reach the Botanics.
Love walking through these gardens with the fabulous view of the castle. Find the splendid fountain which has now been restored to its full glory. Take a picnic and sit on the grass in the summer.
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Princes Street Gardens
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Love walking through these gardens with the fabulous view of the castle. Find the splendid fountain which has now been restored to its full glory. Take a picnic and sit on the grass in the summer.
A different part of the city - if you go the museum on Chambers Street you could take a walk in this area afterwards.
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The Meadows
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A different part of the city - if you go the museum on Chambers Street you could take a walk in this area afterwards.
Anyone staying with a car who likes to walk - then the Pentlands are amazing. We have various leaflets and suggested walks for this area in our flat.
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Pentland Hills Regional Park
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Anyone staying with a car who likes to walk - then the Pentlands are amazing. We have various leaflets and suggested walks for this area in our flat.
Holyrood Park is a royal park in central Edinburgh, Scotland about 1 mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. It is open to the public. It has an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, basalt cliffs, and patches of gorse, providing a wild piece of highland landscape within its 650-acre area. Parking is available at Broad Pavement, St Margaret's Loch and Duddingston Loch car parks.
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Holyrood Park
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Holyrood Park is a royal park in central Edinburgh, Scotland about 1 mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. It is open to the public. It has an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, basalt cliffs, and patches of gorse, providing a wild piece of highland landscape within its 650-acre area. Parking is available at Broad Pavement, St Margaret's Loch and Duddingston Loch car parks.
Great zoo to see the giant pandas: Yang Guang and Tian Tian after a new deal has recently been reached with China, meaning the pandas will not now return to them until the end of 2023.
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Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Rd
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Great zoo to see the giant pandas: Yang Guang and Tian Tian after a new deal has recently been reached with China, meaning the pandas will not now return to them until the end of 2023.
Arts & Culture
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. I would advise booking your tickets online in order to beat the queues. Once up at the castle you can enjoy the spectacular views and rich history by taking a free live or audio guided tour. When you have finished exploring all the castle has to offer, there are two excellent cafes to sit and relax in. If you go to the Queen Anne Tearoom, be sure to try the delicious generously sized scones which are baked fresh everyday and served clotted cream and a selection of jams
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Edinburgh Castle
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The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. I would advise booking your tickets online in order to beat the queues. Once up at the castle you can enjoy the spectacular views and rich history by taking a free live or audio guided tour. When you have finished exploring all the castle has to offer, there are two excellent cafes to sit and relax in. If you go to the Queen Anne Tearoom, be sure to try the delicious generously sized scones which are baked fresh everyday and served clotted cream and a selection of jams
Set in a great red sandstone net-gothic palace which sits proudly on the city’s skyline, the gallery holds the national collections of portraits, all of which are of, but not necessarily by, Scots. Love the entrance foyer, the library and the cafe here - they do great lunches for a good price.
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen St
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Set in a great red sandstone net-gothic palace which sits proudly on the city’s skyline, the gallery holds the national collections of portraits, all of which are of, but not necessarily by, Scots. Love the entrance foyer, the library and the cafe here - they do great lunches for a good price.
Something for everyone in this museum and it's free! We just love it - suitable for all ages. There is a fantastic viewing gallery on the top floor with great views of the city. -
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İskoçya Ulusal Müzesi
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Something for everyone in this museum and it's free! We just love it - suitable for all ages. There is a fantastic viewing gallery on the top floor with great views of the city. -
Children love the landscaped area around the ponds. It is visually stunning. The Antony Gormley statue at the front entrance is a fun photo opportunity. Some exhibitions require payment but most of the building is free to view. Great cafe - especially on a good day when you can sit outside in the courtyard area. Really pretty.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
75 Belford Rd
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Children love the landscaped area around the ponds. It is visually stunning. The Antony Gormley statue at the front entrance is a fun photo opportunity. Some exhibitions require payment but most of the building is free to view. Great cafe - especially on a good day when you can sit outside in the courtyard area. Really pretty.
Another great city museum - Google it.
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Surgeons' Hall Museums
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Another great city museum - Google it.
If you like art - this place usually has some wonderful exhibitions on throughout the year.
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The Royal Scottish Academy
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If you like art - this place usually has some wonderful exhibitions on throughout the year.
For all lovers of art.
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National Gallery Of Scotland
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For all lovers of art.
Located in the Leith area of the city.
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Royal Yacht Britannia
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Located in the Leith area of the city.
If you are interested in history this is the place for you. Love visiting in December.
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Holyrood Sarayı
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If you are interested in history this is the place for you. Love visiting in December.
Good for families.
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Dynamic Earth
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Good for families.
Children of all ages love this place.
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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
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Children of all ages love this place.
On Charlotte's Square. Bring your National Trust card and then you can enter for free. Great introductory film and lovely to look around one of furnished Georgian homes in all its glory.
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Georgian House
7 Charlotte Square
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On Charlotte's Square. Bring your National Trust card and then you can enter for free. Great introductory film and lovely to look around one of furnished Georgian homes in all its glory.
Family attraction - showing how a wealthy merchant would have lived in a house first bought in 1617. National Trust - so free to holders of that card.
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Gladstone's Land
477B Lawnmarket
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Family attraction - showing how a wealthy merchant would have lived in a house first bought in 1617. National Trust - so free to holders of that card.
Free to visit site - amazing views of city from up here. Take your camera!
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Calton Hill
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Free to visit site - amazing views of city from up here. Take your camera!
We love to visit the astonishingly beautiful Thistle Chapel inside St Giles (you need to pay to access that particular part but it is so worth it!).
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St Giles' Cathedral
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We love to visit the astonishingly beautiful Thistle Chapel inside St Giles (you need to pay to access that particular part but it is so worth it!).
Mary King's Close is a historic close located under buildings on the Royal Mile, in the historic Old Town area of Edinburgh. You need to book and pay for this attraction.
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The Real Mary King's Close
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Mary King's Close is a historic close located under buildings on the Royal Mile, in the historic Old Town area of Edinburgh. You need to book and pay for this attraction.
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, opened in 2002 to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. It was constructed in the shell of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon’s School, which stood at the entrance of the Palace. The Queen's Gallery provides a purpose-built venue for a rolling programme of events and exhibitions of works from the Royal Collection.
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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, opened in 2002 to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. It was constructed in the shell of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon’s School, which stood at the entrance of the Palace. The Queen's Gallery provides a purpose-built venue for a rolling programme of events and exhibitions of works from the Royal Collection.
Food Scene
Rustic-chic gastropub with a Modern Scottish menu, draught and bottled beers, and whiskies galore. Located just around the corner!
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The Scran and Scallie
1 Comely Bank Rd
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Rustic-chic gastropub with a Modern Scottish menu, draught and bottled beers, and whiskies galore. Located just around the corner!
Nok's dishes up a menu of authentic and beautifully presented Thai food in the romantic atmosphere of a 17th-century town house, heart of Stockbridge.
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Nok's Kitchen
8 Gloucester St
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Nok's dishes up a menu of authentic and beautifully presented Thai food in the romantic atmosphere of a 17th-century town house, heart of Stockbridge.
Serving great cocktails in a historic setting on George Street. There’s an authentic 1930’s cocktail bar, a delightful, parasol-covered garden café and an elegant grill room beneath a spectacular cupola, with mosaic floors and stained glass windows.
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The Dome
14 George St
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Serving great cocktails in a historic setting on George Street. There’s an authentic 1930’s cocktail bar, a delightful, parasol-covered garden café and an elegant grill room beneath a spectacular cupola, with mosaic floors and stained glass windows.
Love this restaurant in Stockbridge. Note: they do not take children under 18 due to licensing laws in Scotland.
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Rollo Restaurant & Wine Bar
108 Raeburn Pl
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Love this restaurant in Stockbridge. Note: they do not take children under 18 due to licensing laws in Scotland.
An institution in Stockbridge. Small, very informal. Good for parents with children. It does great homemade burgers (with vegetarian options too).
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Bells Diner
7 St Stephen St
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An institution in Stockbridge. Small, very informal. Good for parents with children. It does great homemade burgers (with vegetarian options too).
A new Italian restaurant in Stockbridge. Some recent guests went with their teenage children and gave really good feedback to us about this place.
Pepe Nero Restaurant
1-3 Raeburn Place
A new Italian restaurant in Stockbridge. Some recent guests went with their teenage children and gave really good feedback to us about this place.
Good restaurant for families in Stockbridge. Nice place to go for a drink - lovely bar inside or they now have a large canvas set up outside with lighting, if you prefer to remain outside.
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The Raeburn
112 Raeburn Pl
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Good restaurant for families in Stockbridge. Nice place to go for a drink - lovely bar inside or they now have a large canvas set up outside with lighting, if you prefer to remain outside.
Cute independent cafe in the centre of Stockbridge - sells good coffee and cakes.
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Cowan and Sons
33 Raeburn Pl
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Cute independent cafe in the centre of Stockbridge - sells good coffee and cakes.
We would walk to this restaurant from our place, but some might like to take an uber. It's new on the scene and is fab.
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The Little Chartroom
30-31 Albert Pl
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We would walk to this restaurant from our place, but some might like to take an uber. It's new on the scene and is fab.
Situated in Thistle Street - good vibe. 15 minutes walk from our place.
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The Bon Vivant
55 Thistle St
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Situated in Thistle Street - good vibe. 15 minutes walk from our place.
If you like fish, this is the place for you - situated in Thistle Street.
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Fishers In The City
58 Thistle St
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If you like fish, this is the place for you - situated in Thistle Street.
Fun interior and good for lunch on George Street. Often do deals if you look on the internet.
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Tigerlilly
125 George St
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Fun interior and good for lunch on George Street. Often do deals if you look on the internet.
Very nice for a celebration meal.
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The Ivy on the Square - Edinburgh
6 St Andrew Square
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Very nice for a celebration meal.
Restaurant situated on Broughton Street. Good to go for for lunch if you have been for a walk up Calton Hill. Great food and keen prices.
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Educated Flea
32B Broughton St
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Restaurant situated on Broughton Street. Good to go for for lunch if you have been for a walk up Calton Hill. Great food and keen prices.
Teenagers love this restaurant on St Andrew's Square. Note there is also another branch at 1 Castle Terrace.
Wagamama
5 St Andrew Square
Teenagers love this restaurant on St Andrew's Square. Note there is also another branch at 1 Castle Terrace.
Great Indian restaurant on St Andrews Square.
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Dishoom Edinburgh
3a St Andrew Square
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Great Indian restaurant on St Andrews Square.
Look at the boozy lunch deal offers for this hotel - 15 minutes' walk from our place on Drumsheugh Gardens.
The Bonham Hotel
35 Drumsheugh Gardens
Look at the boozy lunch deal offers for this hotel - 15 minutes' walk from our place on Drumsheugh Gardens.
Located in St Stephen's Street, in Stockbridge. Great food and a really good Sunday lunch (which is great value for money).
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Purslane Restaurant
33A St Stephen St
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Located in St Stephen's Street, in Stockbridge. Great food and a really good Sunday lunch (which is great value for money).
Found at Lady Lawson Street - we would walk, but some guests might prefer to take an uber. Family owned and run restaurant.
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TIMBERYARD
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Found at Lady Lawson Street - we would walk, but some guests might prefer to take an uber. Family owned and run restaurant.
If you like Thai food this is the place for you - in a rooftop eatery with sleek modern looks and glass walls for castle views. Found on Castle Street (20 minute walk from our place).
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Chaophraya Thai Restaurant
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If you like Thai food this is the place for you - in a rooftop eatery with sleek modern looks and glass walls for castle views. Found on Castle Street (20 minute walk from our place).
If you are in the Old Town this is a great restaurant choice - found on Advocate's Close. Cosy, brick-lined pub boasting 300+ whiskies, plus burgers, meat dishes & craft cocktails.
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The Devil's Advocate
9 Advocate's Cl
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If you are in the Old Town this is a great restaurant choice - found on Advocate's Close. Cosy, brick-lined pub boasting 300+ whiskies, plus burgers, meat dishes & craft cocktails.
Found on Alva Street in the West End. About 15 minutes' walk from our place. This is one of our regular places to eat for locally sourced Scottish cuisine.
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Forage & Chatter
1A Alva St
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Found on Alva Street in the West End. About 15 minutes' walk from our place. This is one of our regular places to eat for locally sourced Scottish cuisine.
For those who like French food - found in Broughton Street. A twenty five minute walk from our place. Describes itself as a classic French bistro with white walls and posters for a classic French menu using local produce.
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L'Escargot Bleu Restaurant
56 Broughton St
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For those who like French food - found in Broughton Street. A twenty five minute walk from our place. Describes itself as a classic French bistro with white walls and posters for a classic French menu using local produce.
Noto is an independent restaurant and bar, focused on food for sharing, small domaine wine producers & bespoke cocktails. located in Thistle Street.
Noto
47a Thistle St
Noto is an independent restaurant and bar, focused on food for sharing, small domaine wine producers & bespoke cocktails. located in Thistle Street.
Restaurant based in 97 Hanover Street - offers a great tasting menu. Recommended by guests who stayed in November 2021. They caught a cab from the flat as it was a cold evening.
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SIX by NICO EDINBURGH
97 Hanover St
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Restaurant based in 97 Hanover Street - offers a great tasting menu. Recommended by guests who stayed in November 2021. They caught a cab from the flat as it was a cold evening.
Drinks & Nightlife
A hush hush speakeasy bar disguised by a vintage barber shop facade. The bar has a creative and extensive cocktail menu.
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Panda & Sons
79 Queen St
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A hush hush speakeasy bar disguised by a vintage barber shop facade. The bar has a creative and extensive cocktail menu.
An intimate cocktail bar hidden down a steep set of stairs in a stylish subterranean Queen Street cellar.
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Bramble Bar & Lounge
16A Queen St
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An intimate cocktail bar hidden down a steep set of stairs in a stylish subterranean Queen Street cellar.
A nice wine bar which you might miss as it is tucked away down a side street in Stockbridge!
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Good Brothers Wine Bar
4-6 Dean St
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A nice wine bar which you might miss as it is tucked away down a side street in Stockbridge!
Great coffee from this place in Stockbridge.
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Artisan Roast Stockbridge
100A Raeburn Pl
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Great coffee from this place in Stockbridge.
Newly refurbished historic building - go for a drink if you like whisky, or to the restaurant with its spectacular views of the city.
Johnnie Walker Princes Street
145 Princes Street
Newly refurbished historic building - go for a drink if you like whisky, or to the restaurant with its spectacular views of the city.
West Register Street, close to St Andrews Square. Fun basement bar and restaurant. Google it.
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Lady Libertine
25 W Register St
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West Register Street, close to St Andrews Square. Fun basement bar and restaurant. Google it.
Found in West Register Street in the city centre. Some recent guests went for drinks and loved the atmosphere.
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The Voodoo Rooms
19a W Register St
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Found in West Register Street in the city centre. Some recent guests went for drinks and loved the atmosphere.
Independent cheese & wine bar in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge district go there for a great glass of wine with well-matched cheese or charcuterie, in an attractive setting. Ten minutes' walk from our place. Book a table first.
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Smith & Gertrude
26 Hamilton Pl
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Independent cheese & wine bar in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge district go there for a great glass of wine with well-matched cheese or charcuterie, in an attractive setting. Ten minutes' walk from our place. Book a table first.
Options for breakfast and brunch
Located in Frederick Street. Good for its Full Scottish Breakfast option, which includes haggis for those that wish to try it! Also offers veggie and lots of other tasty breakfast and brunch choices.
Greenwoods Edinburgh
61 Frederick Street
Located in Frederick Street. Good for its Full Scottish Breakfast option, which includes haggis for those that wish to try it! Also offers veggie and lots of other tasty breakfast and brunch choices.
Found in N.W Circus Place in Stockbridge - good for breakfast & brunch options. There is currently seating outside on the pavement too!
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The Pantry
1 N W Circus Pl
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Found in N.W Circus Place in Stockbridge - good for breakfast & brunch options. There is currently seating outside on the pavement too!