The guide to Edinburgh with recommendations for the best independent places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and things to do. This Edinburgh guide will be of interest to residents, visitors and tourists. Written by locals.

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Latest: Sleeper

Greatbase Apartments

Self catering appartments with great city locations in Edinburgh. With around 25 self catering apartments Greatbase offers excellent service and superb city centre locations. All of their properties are comfortable, well maintained and come with extra touches to help make your … Read More

Latest: Drinker

The Abbotsford

One of the best real ale pubs in Edinburgh with a bar carved in Mahogany and an ornate Jacobean ceiling. Located on Rose Street this is one of the best real ale pubs in Edinburgh, both for the variety of ale, … Read More

Latest: Foodie

The Ship on the Shore

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

Latest: Visitor

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

Latest: Culture

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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

Latest: Shopper

Cranachan and Crowdie

Located on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile selling the best of Scottish produce, a treat for tourists and locals alike. As you step into Cranachan and Crowdie it is clear that Scottish food and drink produce is in good health. The shelves are stacked … Read More