Edinburgh is a beautiful city in Scotland that is well worth a visit. There’s plenty to see and do and this includes a visit to the gorgeous Edinburgh Castle. Here’s a little guide to this gorgeous Scottish city.
Where to Stay
A great base for any city trip would be a serviced apartment. These are beautiful living spaces that make you feel like you’re one with the city. You can pretend you’ve lived there all your life. Take a look at www.the-edinburgh-apartment.com for some really gorgeous examples of places to stay that fit with all budgets and tastes.
When in Edinburgh look for cosy pub grub; a la carte dining with Scottish produce; or lovely little cafés serving all sorts of cakes and pastries.
The Grain Store
Set in a first floor store room, this restaurant offers so much. Whether you’re interested in the store walls and archways, or you’re looking forward to trying some of Scotland’s finest produce, this is the place to be. The Grain Store, 30 Victoria St (1st Floor), Edinburgh.
The Tower Restaurant
Dining with spectacular views of the city can’t get more impressive than this. From the restaurant you have views of the castle and the beautiful Edinburgh Skyline. This restaurant is stylish but the dining experience is very informal. Again, the food is locally sourced, which means you’ll be treated to a very seasonal menu. Tower Restaurant, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
The Caley Sample Room
This is one of the finest pubs in the city and it does some amazing food too. You’ll find old favourites with a modern twist along with seasonal specials. There’s also a huge range of drinks so there’s definitely something for everyone here. The Caley Sample Room, 42 – 58 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh.
The Holyrood 9A
This is a pub that takes pride in its beer. You’ll find 20 beer varieties from around Scotland and the rest of the world. This is the perfect chance to try something new. There are wines and spirits to choose from too or you could go for a cocktail. There also an amazing burger menu…. 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
The Bon Vivant
This is an interesting little cocktail bar that has an ever-changing list if drinks to choose from. Not only are there some amazing cocktails on offer but there’s also a selection of rare and classic spirits. Another thing that makes this bar unique is the fact that they serve all of their 44 wines by the glass, carafe and bottle. This gives you a chance to try whatever takes your fancy, even if it is just one glass. 55 Thistle Street, Edinburgh.
There’s no way you can visit this city without taking a look around the castle that sits above it. If you buy tickets ahead of time you can beat the queues so check out the website. It’s a great place to learn about the history of the city and Scotland itself while exploring a magnificent castle. Castlehill, Edinburgh.
If you love walking, this would be perfect for you. This hill gives some amazing views across the city and is popular for hill walkers as it’s relatively easy to climb. Holyrood Park, Queens Drive, Edinburgh.
National Museum of Scotland
This is another great place to find out more about this city and Scotland as a whole. Not only that but you’ll also find a natural history section, art and design, culture, science and technology and much more. Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
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Author bio: Trudi Cueto works for The Edinburgh Apartment, with properties located in the most convenient locations around Edinburgh. If you are visiting the city, make sure to stay close to all of the sights.