The City

A Travel Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

A truly magical city steeped in fascinating history and proud culture, Edinburgh is one of the best places to visit in Europe no matter what time of the year. In the summer months when the Fringe Festival comes into full swing, the Scottish Capital oozes with creative energy - an energy so palpable that it’s almost impossible to not get swept away by the buzz. The city makes for an incredible winter getaway with the world-famous Christmas market attracting people from around the world and the historic pubs and roaring fires making for the perfect havens to warm up in after a day of walking through the cobbled streets.

Sleeping

WHERE TO STAY IN EDINBURGH: THE G&V ROYAL MILE HOTEL

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.

Eating

WHERE TO EAT IN EDINBURGH: THE OUTSIDER

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?

Best restaurants in Edinburgh

The Honours: Elegant Brasserie serving French Cuisine with made with fresh Scottish Ingredients. The restaurant is independently owned by award-winning chef, Martin Wishart.

Timberyard: Open, airy industrial-chic restaurant offering a farm-to-table seasonal menu of locally-soured artisanal produce and an excitingly extensive wine list.

The Devil’s Advocate: Cosy candle-lit bar and restaurant situated in the cobbled narrow paths of Edinburgh’s Old Town – a must visit for all whisky lovers.

Seeing

WHAT TO DO IN EDINBURGH: THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY

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.

Best things to do in Edinburgh

Panda And Sons: Quirky and stylish speak-easy style cocktail bar disguised as a barber shop in the New Town area of Edinburgh

Holyrood Park & Arthur’s Seat: Climb this ancient volcano in the centre of the city offering spectacular panoramic views of Edinburgh.

Real Mary King’s Close Tour: Fascinating tour taking you through the dark histories of the narrow streets underneath the famous Royal Mile.