Edinburgh, Scotland

SEE – Day 1

  • Edinburgh Bus Tour – The foot of the Scott Monument, on Waverley Bridge, is the departure point for the many Edinburgh Bus Tours. A guided bus tour is a great way to see some of the best places to visit and learn about the city’s main tourist attractions. Be sure to hold on to your ticket as some of the tours offer a hop and hop off service if there’s a particular area you wish to spend some more time in. As an alternative, Lothian Buses offer all-day tickets for single or family use.
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Scott Monument – One of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks in the heart of Princes Street, the Scott Monument was constructed in 1846 to commemorate Edinburgh born writer Sir Walter Scott, renowned for his historical novels. Rising sharply, the views from its summit overlooking the capital and surrounding countryside are tremendous and well worth the climb – albeit, not for the faint hearted. At 200ft, there are 287 steps to be climbed.
  • St Giles’ Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Greyfriars Bobby – Directly across the road from the National Museum, you’ll find a small statue commemorating one of Edinburgh’s best loved residents – a little Skye terrier known as Greyfriars Bobby. Made famous by numerous books and a Disney film, Bobby faithfully guarded over his owners grave in the nearby Greyfriars Kirkyard for fourteen years.
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Stand – Try and get tickets for one of the country’s most iconic comedy clubs
  • George Sreet – Home to some of Edinburgh’s trendiest, shops, bars and restaurants

See – Day 2

  • Arthur’s Seat – With amazing views to start your day set off early to enjoy the spectacular vistas from Arthur’s Seat
  • Princes Street Gardens – Resting at the foot of Edinburgh Castle this splendid public park divides the Old and the New Town
  • National Galleries of Scotland – Home to the art works of many old masters they feature Titian, Da Vinci, Raphael and Vermeer, as well as other pre-eminent artists such as Monet, Degas, Constable, Turner and Cezanne
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Jenners – the city’s most famous department store, founded in 1838
  • Multrees Walk – a shopping street. Eat/drink at Harvey Nichols (a food and wine store, a restaurant, brasserie, bar and roof terrace)
  • West End Village – individual boutiques, quirky accessory stores, and unique gift shops

Eat

  • Ting Thai Caravan
  • The Outsider
  • OX184
  • Timberyard
  • The Honours

Drink

  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • Bramble – one of the world’s best bars
  • Tempus Bar at the George Hotel
  • Tigerlily
  • Le Monde
  • Hotel G&V Bar
  • 99 hanover
  • Garibaldis
  • The Blackbird
  • Boda
  • Ecco Vine (wine bar)

Dance

  • Cabaret Voltaire
  • Sneaky Pete’s
  • The Bongo Club
  • The City Cafe
  • Lulu

 

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