Guidebook for Edinburgh

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Guidebook for Edinburgh

Arts & Culture

Awesome museum especially if its raining and kids love it (but don't worry, it never rains!)
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National Museum of Scotland
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Awesome museum especially if its raining and kids love it (but don't worry, it never rains!)
It is free and has magnificent pictures of famous dead folk
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen St
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It is free and has magnificent pictures of famous dead folk
It is free and situated in a beautiful old building that used to be a school. The café is lovely for lunch.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
75 Belford Rd
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It is free and situated in a beautiful old building that used to be a school. The café is lovely for lunch.

Drinks & Nightlife

Saturday afternoon free house band - from 4pm. Dad dancing mandatory.
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Bannerman's Bar
212 Cowgate
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Saturday afternoon free house band - from 4pm. Dad dancing mandatory.
Check the listings. Live jazz every day (evening). I like to go solo and sit for a couple of hours with a beer or G&T. But the more socially adept can go with friends! Late slot usually has a younger crowd and funkier set.
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The Jazz Bar
1 Chambers St
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Check the listings. Live jazz every day (evening). I like to go solo and sit for a couple of hours with a beer or G&T. But the more socially adept can go with friends! Late slot usually has a younger crowd and funkier set.
Fine dining and lovely lunch
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Castle Terrace
33-35 Castle Terrace
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Fine dining and lovely lunch
A bit grungy and free entry. Mainly rock and blues, and good show piece for local musicians and talent. Dad dancing allowed (tolerated).
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Whistlebinkies Live Music Bar
4-6 South Bridge
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A bit grungy and free entry. Mainly rock and blues, and good show piece for local musicians and talent. Dad dancing allowed (tolerated).
Firm favourite, quirky, character and a good excuse to explore Morningside (posh mums abound)
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Canny Mans
237 Morningside Rd
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Firm favourite, quirky, character and a good excuse to explore Morningside (posh mums abound)
Guinness, open fire, no fuss. Genial atmosphere. Tucked away basement bar just behind the apartment.
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Jolly Judge
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Guinness, open fire, no fuss. Genial atmosphere. Tucked away basement bar just behind the apartment.
Converted bank and very grand too. You can sneak in for a look and ask for tap water.
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The Dome
14 George St
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Converted bank and very grand too. You can sneak in for a look and ask for tap water.
Home of Inspector Rebus; an authentic Scottish Boozer. Particularly good if you enjoy the Edinburgh Literature Trail. There are many other guided walks to check out.
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The Oxford Bar
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Home of Inspector Rebus; an authentic Scottish Boozer. Particularly good if you enjoy the Edinburgh Literature Trail. There are many other guided walks to check out.
Live folk music and authentic, genial Edinburgh pub. Brilliant. Plum porter is epic too
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Captains Bar
4 S College St
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Live folk music and authentic, genial Edinburgh pub. Brilliant. Plum porter is epic too
Grand interior and triple cooked chips are incredible. Try fish and chips in the bar.
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Cafe Royal
19 W Register St
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Grand interior and triple cooked chips are incredible. Try fish and chips in the bar.
Pre booking required with tasting and food options. Its a stone throw from the flat and Castle, which when you have a had a few drams, is very handy.
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The Scotch Whisky Experience
354 Castlehill
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Pre booking required with tasting and food options. Its a stone throw from the flat and Castle, which when you have a had a few drams, is very handy.
Excellent selection of real ales, beer garden and excellent food. Highly recommended.
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The Cumberland Bar
1-3 Cumberland St
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Excellent selection of real ales, beer garden and excellent food. Highly recommended.

Food Scene

OMG - totally delicious ice cream, with Italian flair. Smooth and velvety. The pistachio and hazelnut are awesome! Daily from 2pm, it is popular, expect queues.
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Mary's Milk Bar
19 Grassmarket
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OMG - totally delicious ice cream, with Italian flair. Smooth and velvety. The pistachio and hazelnut are awesome! Daily from 2pm, it is popular, expect queues.
Delightful cheese shop, old style decor and quality. Also in Stockbridge.
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IJ Mellis Cheesemongers
6 Bakers Place
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Delightful cheese shop, old style decor and quality. Also in Stockbridge.
Refined and delicious, high quality, great value and perfect service. Scottish seasonal food. Its not fussy either, just lovingly prepared. My number one restaurant (I haven't tried them all, but I am working on it)
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The Stockbridge Restaurant
54 St Stephen St
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Refined and delicious, high quality, great value and perfect service. Scottish seasonal food. Its not fussy either, just lovingly prepared. My number one restaurant (I haven't tried them all, but I am working on it)
Home made macarons. Large variety to choose from and beautifully prepared. Take a selection for a picnic or home with coffee. And try not to eat half before getting there.
Mademoiselle Macaron
22 Grindlay St
Home made macarons. Large variety to choose from and beautifully prepared. Take a selection for a picnic or home with coffee. And try not to eat half before getting there.
Seriously good gastro pub. Book ahead to be sure of a reservation. And a good walk from center through New Town and Stockbridge areas.
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The Scran and Scallie
1 Comely Bank Rd
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Seriously good gastro pub. Book ahead to be sure of a reservation. And a good walk from center through New Town and Stockbridge areas.
Street food, delicously good value and taste
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Ting Thai Caravan
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Street food, delicously good value and taste
Awesome traditional bar. I like the bar food, sandwiches and triple cooked chips! Oyster. apparently are also good.
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Cafe Royal
19 W Register St
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Awesome traditional bar. I like the bar food, sandwiches and triple cooked chips! Oyster. apparently are also good.
Pre book the gin distillery tour and taste some great local gins. Happy Days
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery
1a Rutland Place
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Pre book the gin distillery tour and taste some great local gins. Happy Days
Beautiful food, beautiful people. Top Nosh!
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The Kitchin
78 Commercial St
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Beautiful food, beautiful people. Top Nosh!
Sandwiches, soup, pastry and coffee. A stone throw from the flat and excellent choice for lunch or quick bite.
Italian on Mound | Caffe Espresso
15 Bank St
Sandwiches, soup, pastry and coffee. A stone throw from the flat and excellent choice for lunch or quick bite.
Asian food and great for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
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Dishoom Edinburgh
3a St Andrew Square
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Asian food and great for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

Shopping

Iconic, long established Italian Deli. Café at rear. Limoncello anyone?
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Valvona & Crolla
19 Elm Row
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Iconic, long established Italian Deli. Café at rear. Limoncello anyone?
Department store for everything and great service
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John Lewis & Partners
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Department store for everything and great service

Sightseeing

You can not visit Edinburgh and not go to the Castle. Best at 1pm! If like me, you love the to and fro battles with the English then the audio guides are worth getting. Or try podcasts.
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Edinburgh Castle
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You can not visit Edinburgh and not go to the Castle. Best at 1pm! If like me, you love the to and fro battles with the English then the audio guides are worth getting. Or try podcasts.
Explore the Royal Yacht. Did the Queen and guests really sleep in those tiny beds?
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Royal Yacht Britannia
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Explore the Royal Yacht. Did the Queen and guests really sleep in those tiny beds?
The 'Gothic-Rocket' monument to Sir Walter Scott, Scottish author educated in Edinburgh. You can climb the steps inside to experience a great view from the top.
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Scott Monument
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The 'Gothic-Rocket' monument to Sir Walter Scott, Scottish author educated in Edinburgh. You can climb the steps inside to experience a great view from the top.
Free entry and beautiful stained glass windows. Free recitals at the weekend
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St Giles' Cathedral
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Free entry and beautiful stained glass windows. Free recitals at the weekend

Getting Around

Nearest long term car park. Check APCOA online for details and pre booking
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Edinburgh Waverley
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Nearest long term car park. Check APCOA online for details and pre booking
Direct link to airport and flat. Journey time about 30 minutes. Also good for park and ride if have a car. Tram arrives on Princes street and easy walk to flat.
Saughton Tram
Direct link to airport and flat. Journey time about 30 minutes. Also good for park and ride if have a car. Tram arrives on Princes street and easy walk to flat.
Lothianbuses.com can be used to plan your journey in and around Edinburgh
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Lothian Buses Travelshop
31 Waverley Bridge
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Lothianbuses.com can be used to plan your journey in and around Edinburgh
Secure parking, and 10 minute walk. The Entrance is hard to find and GPS directions are essential for first timers
Q-Park Quartermile
Secure parking, and 10 minute walk. The Entrance is hard to find and GPS directions are essential for first timers

Parks & Nature

Special views and healthy walk. Good shoes essential - i have tried bad shoes and had to throw then out afterwards
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Sæti Artúrs
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Special views and healthy walk. Good shoes essential - i have tried bad shoes and had to throw then out afterwards
Stunning park. A long walk out but you can explore the Stockbridge and New Towns en route
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Stunning park. A long walk out but you can explore the Stockbridge and New Towns en route
You cant miss it. And beautiful for a picnic beneath the castle. Play area for the kids, or ascend the Scott Monument
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Princes Street Gardens
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You cant miss it. And beautiful for a picnic beneath the castle. Play area for the kids, or ascend the Scott Monument
Incredible viewpoint. An easy walk and costs nothing!
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Calton Hill
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Incredible viewpoint. An easy walk and costs nothing!
Picnic days and chilling out.
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The Meadows
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Picnic days and chilling out.