Category: Old Town

Edinburgh’s historic Old Town is located in the heart of the city. The Old Town is home to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Place and The Scottish Parliament. Home to a diverse range of independent eateries and restaurants as well as some of the best pubs and bars you will find in Edinburgh. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Cranachan and Crowdie

263 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ - Map

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

Category: Independent Local Traders, Old Town, Shopper, Update
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Markets in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s markets include the Edinburgh Farmers Market, Stockbridge Market, Grass Markets, The Edinburgh Market, Out of the Blue Flea Market and the Omni Centre Car Boot Sale. Saturday Markets in Edinburgh Edinburgh Farmers Market 10am-5pm Located in the west of … Read More

Category: Area, Edinburgh Blog, New Town, Old Town

Edinburgh Farmers’ Market

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL - Map

Bringing local produce to the city centre for everyone to enjoy every Saturday morning 9am to 2pm. The Farmers Market is great for city residents and visitors, whether you are looking for ingredients for a meal or for something tasty … Read More

Category: Independent Local Traders, Old Town, Shopper, Update, West End
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The Meadows

  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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Bow Bar Edinburgh

Highly Recommended
80 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2HH - Map

Old town setting, unspoilt decor and a range of real ale’s and whiskies that keeps em coming back. Foremost the bar has a great range of real ale, guest ales and 150+ malt whiskies on offer. Bow Bar is one … Read More

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Fruit Market Gallery


The Fruit Market Gallery has a reputation for exhibiting lively and divisive art. This gallery tends not to sit in safe middle ground which is refreshing and surprising in this historic area of Edinburgh. The Gallery is located behind Waverly … Read More

Category: Culture, Great Galleries, Old Town
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Scotsman Steps by Martin Creed

104 steps in different marble, this is an inspired and sympathetic public art piece by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed. The enclosed stairs that run from the Scotsman on the bridges down to the Old Town and Waverley Station is … Read More

Category: City Walking, Newington, Old Town, Update, Visitor
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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG - Map

With unrivalled history and views Edinburgh Castle is a world class attraction. We want your Edinburgh castle story or review! Art work by Edd Wellesley-Davies ​visit: Eddscape                                … Read More

Category: Area, Old Town, Site Spotting, Update, Visitor
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Union of Genius

8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN - Map

Edinburgh’s hottest and freshest soup cafe! Situated on Forrest Road this is a sweet place that is serving very good soup with very good bread, it’s reasonably priced and is in our budget food guide. It’s a simple formula and Union … Read More

Category: Budget Eats, Foodie, Newington, Old Town, Update

Eddscape Artist: Edd Wellesley-Davies

Edd Wellesley-Davies is an Edinburgh artist who is creating images of our city and other Scottish icons in an eye catching and imaginative way. He sells his work in many forms online, good size prints, cards, and others. Having just … Read More

Category: Area, Culture, Edinburgh Blog, Old Town, Site Spotting, Update

Pillow Stops

Royal Mile (various) - Map

Apartments are located on the Royal Mile and offer a special self catering experience in the heart of Edinburgh. All properties are well maintained, comfortable and clean with the additional attraction of their very central and historic locations. Edinburgh’s Royal … Read More

Category: Old Town, Self Catering, Sleeper, Update

Hula Juice Bar

103 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JP - Map

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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BrewDog Edinburgh

143 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS - Map

The death of IPA? Serving good real ale in Edinburgh, Brew Dog does bark loud about its beer and with good reason. Located in Cowgate the Brew Dog bar hides behind a concrete facade, the bar itself has an industrial … Read More

Category: Drinker, Old Town, Real Ale Pubs, Update

Iconic Design

23 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS - Map

Iconic is like a tardis, small on the outside and not much bigger on the inside but its packed full of interesting pieces. Located in the heart of the Old Town, Edinburgh this is a great shop to find something … Read More

Category: Arts & Crafts Shopper, Curio & Collectables, Independent Local Traders, Old Town, Shopper
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Castle Terrace Restaurant

33/35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL - Map

Dominic Jack Chef  Patron has earned his Michelin Star through his hard work, innovation, attention to detail and foodie flare. City center with a Michelin Star, 3AA Rosettes and nominated New Comer of the year by five foodie ambassadors. On arrival you … Read More

Category: Foodie, Old Town, Total Foodie, Update, West End
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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF - Map

A world class museum, an amazing building, an abundance of interest and detail for adults and youngsters alike. After a £45 million refurbishment the Museum is a must see attraction, not just in Edinburgh but Scotland and the wider UK. … Read More

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119 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG - Map

As the name suggests this bar is all about Whisky, located on the Royal Mile it prides itself on its range of Whiskies and live music.   Whiski has received various whisky awards and with over 250 single malt whiskies … Read More

Category: Drinker, Old Town, Whisky Tasting
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Elephant House

21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EN - Map

Sit about and read the paper, hot drink and a snack, this is as relaxed a place as you will find. The Elephant House has been here for a long time and has its maintained its calm down to earth … Read More

Category: Cafe Culture, Foodie, Old Town
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