We want to share a few of the places we love in Edinburgh with you to help you make the most of your stay. From excellent popular restaurants, to little known hidden gems, we hope you like them too. For more ideas, take a look at our Pinterest boards for images from around Edinburgh. Also take a look at our Twitter feed and follow us for up to the minute news about what is happening in Edinburgh.
Breakfast or Brunch
Urban Angel on Hanover Street
Centotre just around the corner on George Street
Toast – A taxi ride away to Marchmont, enjoy a walk through the Meadows after your brunch
Scottish Café at the National Gallery
Social Bite on Rose St, just of Castle St
Urban Angel again
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street
Scottish Café @ Scottish National Gallery on The Mound
Terrace Café at Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh
Rhubarb at Pretonfields, perfect for a special occasion and a sense of grandeur
Casual coffee & cake
Patisserie Valerie on Rose Street
The Shore pub on the shore in Leith (a taxi ride away)
Fishers in the City, a short walk to Thistle Street
Kalpna, Vegetarian Indian restaurant on Nicholson Street which is a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride.
The Outsider, Bistro on George IV Bridge
Strada on Castle St.
The Honours, conveniently located just across the road!
The Witchery near the gates to the castle
Want to really impress?
Rhubarb at Prestonfields for its grandeur and sense of occasion
A good glass of wine
Divino Enotica – under George IV bridge, access from Candlemaker Row
Le Devin – through Charlotte Sq. onto Randolph Place.
Best Coffee in Town
Artisan Roast on Broughton Street
Peters yard (good pastries and bread too!) Stockbridge or Quartermile at the Meadows
Tired of eating out?
The Dusit, Thistle Street (Thai)
Ruan Siam (Thai), they deliver.
The Spice Pavillion, Dundas Street
For Pizza pop into Strada on Castle St and Centotre on George st, gluten free options available.
Co-op on Frederick Street is the nearest convenience store or newsagent on Castle St.
Sainsbury’s, Rose Street and Stockbridge
Post office, Frederick Street
Edinburgh Farmers Market – Every Saturday 8am-2pm, Castle Terrace
Stockbridge Farmers Market – Every Sunday 10am-5pm, Saunders St. Stockbridge
Bon Vivant’s companion – Wine shop, Thistle Street
What not to leave Edinburgh without seeing
Arthurs seat – This website will provide information on various parks and walks in and around Edinburgh
National Museum on Chambers St
The bus tours are a great way to see the city and get your barings, start from Waverley Bridge
Relax in the Sheraton Spa before you leave – £30 for use of the Spa for a day. Fantastic Hydro-Spa facilities including huge rooftop Jacuzzi.
Dominion Cinema – a fantastic, family run luxury cinema. Worth the trip if you want a night at the pictures.
Scottish Ballet – several times a year you can find the excellent company at one of Edinburgh’s theatres.
Or simply take a stroll through the beautiful Princes Street Gardens under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle
Abbotsford – The home of Sir Walter Scott in Melrose
Callander to enjoy a walk or bike ride then top up at the MHOR café before returning to Edinburgh
Gullane Beach & Falko café
Pitlochry & House of Bruar
The Hermitage just north of Dunkeld
If you want to explore Scotland more, our friends over at the award-winning Haggis Adventures are a wonderful and exciting way to see the country. They run tours year round with a bunch of different themes and come highly recommended.
Places to stay in Scotland
If you plan to extend your visit in Scotland, we can recommend the following self-catering cottages for a peaceful stay:
Highlands – Callekille near Applecross on the north west coast of Scotland
Aberdeenshire – Crovie Cottage, Crovie, Banff
Wool accessories for your home
All knitted/crocheted items around the apartment are hand knitted and are made to order. If you would like something for your own home, contact us for more information.
Bowls £15 small £20 large