A truly magical city steeped in fascinating history and proud culture, Edinburgh really comes alive in August. With the Fringe Festival in full swing, the Scottish Capital oozes with character and charm - the energy is palpable and it’s almost impossible to not get swept away by the buzz. Let the festival events take you around the city as you explore its most wonderful hidden streets and alleys.
Situated in between Edinburgh’s most cultural avenues, The G&V Royal Mile Hotel mixes its vibrant and modern aesthetic with the traditional Scottish hospitality. As the 5 star hotel blends monochromatic tints with accents of neon, it offers an unforgettable twist to the traditional grandeur of a boutique hotel. Being neighbours with Edinburgh’s most memorable attractions, this swanky boutique hotel invites you to experience the depths of the city at the foot of your doorstep.
A contemporary twist on traditional Scottish cuisine, a reservation at The Outsider is a must when visiting the city. Request a seat at one of the tables by the windows offering breathtaking views of the Castle for a relaxing and quintessential Edinburgh evening. The young and attentive staff will happily guide you through the simple but delicious menu and will make sure you don’t overlook the carefully curated wine list. Order some fresh rustic bread and juicy olives to enjoy as you make your dinner selection – may we suggest the cooked-to-perfection 21 day hung flat iron steak?
A stone’s throw away from Waverley Station, The Fruitmarket Gallery is one of the lesser known art galleries of the capital. It brings together Scottish and international contemporary artists into one space and offers free entry to all visitors. Originally built as a fruit and vegetable market, the gallery holds a charmingly quirky character providing a beautiful and unassuming space for visitors to engage with art.