Tag Archives: Sunshine

The Edinburgh guide to the best outdoors places to enjoy the sun, including walks, places to eat and drink alfresco, local markets and gardens.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

5 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR - Map
Tony Cragg

An amazing building and grounds that are home to an ever changing art collection. The Modern Art Gallery in the Dean area of Edinburgh is favourite for many art lovers and anyone looking for an interesting time. The building itself … Read More

Category: Culture, Great Galleries
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Calton Hill

Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill

Calton Hill offers some of the best views of Edinburgh and across to Fife, it’s a gentle walk and costs nothing. Located on Waterloo Place at the East End of Princes Street (opposite end to the Castle) Calton Hill is … Read More

Category: City Tourer, City Walking, Site Spotting, Visitor
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The Ship on the Shore

Highly Recommended
26 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QN - Map
Ship

A great sea food dining experience by the water front. Eat in the bar area or the main restaurant, the catch is superb. One of the best restaurants in Edinburgh, do not mistake this place for the white ship in … Read More

Category: Foodie, Leith, Top Restaurants, Total Foodie
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The Meadows

The Meadows Edinburgh

  One of Edinburgh’s best outdoor spaces with a huge playground for kids, tennis courts and open fields for recreation and relaxation. South of the town centre the meadows consists of several large grassed areas with tree lined pathways. Bordered by … Read More

Category: City Walking, Newington, Old Town, Update, Visitor
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The Manna House Bakery

Recommended
22 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RG - Map
The Manna House

A French bakery in Edinburgh that serves a great coffee and very, very good breads and pastries! Located at the top of Easter Road in the East of Edinburgh this wee French bakery offers sit in or take away eats, … Read More

Category: Cafe Culture, Foodie, Leith
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Malt and Hops

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45 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QU - Map
Malt and Hops

  A proper pub serving proper beer to regulars and visitors by the Water of Leith, Ohoy a good pub! Dating back from 1749 the ceilings are draped with golf clubs, fishing rods, old tap signs, notes from around the … Read More

Category: Drinker, Leith, Real Ale Pubs
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Razzo Coffee

Recommended
43 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD - Map
Razzo Flat white

Razzo coffee cafe is set in St Andrew Square,  great location and superb coffee. This wee round glass house of a coffee stop is a wonderful addition to the once closed St Andrew Square. It’s a great spot to grab … Read More

Category: Area, Cafe Culture, Foodie, New Town, Update
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Thomson’s Bar

Highly Recommended
182-184 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EB - Map
Thomsons bar

A beautiful bar in Edinburgh that serves a pie and a pint in traditional style. Thomson’s Bar is situated on Morrison Street, central Edinburgh and has an old yet striking front and entrance; from the outside you can see the … Read More

Category: Drinker, Real Ale Pubs, Update, West End, Whisky Tasting
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La Favourita

Recommended
325 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA - Map
La Favourita Inside

Its smart modern, friendly and they do serve very good pizza and great anti pasti. This is possibly Leith Walk’s busiest restaurant and deservedly so. There are lots of tables and situated in a stylish clean environment, a number of … Read More

Category: Foodie, Leith, Top Restaurants
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South Queensferry

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The Firth of Forth, Iconic Rail Bridge, the prom, ice cream, eateries, and a couple of pubs. If you want to get out of Edinburgh for a morning or an afternoon then take a jolly to South Queensferry. Its got … Read More

Category: City Tourer, Visitor
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Milk Cafe

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232 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EA - Map
Milk Good Food Fast

Milk cafe serves good food fast in Edinburgh’s West End beating the hum drum of predictable sandwich shops hands down. From the outside this place looks cool with striking lettering and a slightly retro look and feel. MILK is white … Read More

Category: Budget Eats, Foodie, West End
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Cask and Barrel New Town

Recommended
115 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ - Map
Beer at the Cask and Barrel

Proper pub with good beer, great for watching sport, a corner stone in the Edinburgh beer establishment. This new town pub is great for meeting and drinking at the bottom of Broughton Street. A large pub that servers a good … Read More

Category: Drinker, New Town, Real Ale Pubs
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Hula Juice Bar

Recommended
103 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JP - Map
Hula Juice Bar Inside

An oasis in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket this place feels very relaxed. Tucked away between the main run of the Grassmarket and Victoria Street Hula Juice bar is a nice surprise in a landscape of pubs and shops. It offers a range of … Read More

Category: Area, Budget Eats, Foodie, Old Town
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Jupiter Artland

Bonnington Steading, Wilkieston, EH27 8BB - Map
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Jupiter Artland is an inspired country park with carefully choreographed art pieces, sculptures and landscaping. Located outside of the city near Kirknewton Jupiter Artland is situated in the grounds of Bonnington House which are owned by Robert and Nicky Wilson. It is … Read More

Category: Area, Culture, Great Galleries, Update
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Rick’s Bar

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55A Frederick Street Edinburgh EH2 1HL - Map
Ricks Bar Edinburgh

A fancy bar that is becoming a classic, nice mix of people and great drinks menu. Rick’s Bar over the years has maintained its smart edge without adding many bells and whistles, its grown gracefully. With pleasing surroundings and a … Read More

Category: Drinker, Modern Bars, New Town
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Artisan Roast

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57 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RJ - Map
Artisan Roast Coffee Bar

The best coffee in Edinburgh, blender and bean supplier, caffeine extraordinaire. Possibly the best coffee in Edinburgh. This independent trader and cafe supplies beans from around the world and makes great coffee as well as supplying coffee establishments throughout Scotland. Forget the predictability of milky … Read More

Category: Cafe Culture, Foodie, New Town
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Stockbridge Market

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Kerr Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6 - Map
Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market is a lovely spot to buy some local produce in the New Town. Situated by the Water of Leith and in the heart of Stockbridge the market is set in Jubilee Gardens. The market is set up … Read More

Category: Independent Local Traders, New Town, Shopper, Update
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Ronde Cafe and Cycles

Recommended
66 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5AZ - Map
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Turn up on two wheels or two feet this place is retro neat! A specialist cycling shop and cafe bringing a social aspect to Edinburgh’s cycling community and those on foot in search of good coffee. Located in Stockbridge this … Read More

Category: Cafe Culture, Foodie, Independent Local Traders, New Town, Shopper
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S.Luca Ice Cream & Cafe

Recommended
16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DB - Map
S.Luca

An ice cream and sweetie emporium, a kid’s dream, an adult’s heaven! A family run company making homemade ice cream since 1908 located in Musselburgh and Morningside. Have an ice cream or a fancy desert in the cafe or take … Read More

Category: Cafe Culture, Foodie
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The Dome

Recommended
14 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF - Map
Dome Chandelier

This former bank building is an Edinburgh institution and deservedly so. The Dome was one of the first big bar, coffee and food places in Edinburgh. Although its in the Fancy Bars it has a maturity and classic feel that … Read More

Category: Drinker, Modern Bars, New Town
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