It may be the capital of Scotland, home to bustling festivals and the seat of Scottish power, but the cold cobblestones, windstones and huge castles that still make up the mountain town have something to offer Edinburgh feel haunted by an enchanted mountain. Citadel above.


Tourists crouch and dive under the bridge, falling down treacherously steep steps and feeling the wind puckering their noses and cheeks as if they were standing in battle.

The locals protect their city as keenly as if they were guarding something hidden treasure. But it looks tough enough and you can see the city’s secrets, its boutiques, this totally hip restaurant, its lovely walks and whiskey pubs.

Must visit

Located on an extinct volcano, dominates the city skyline and the 16th century building is Scotland’s most popular Tourist destination. You need to book months in advance to see the famous Scottish military tattoos and fireworks, pipes and dances in the palace.
Edinburgh Castle

But for a glimpse of the ordinary life of Edinburgh citizens, the Real Mary Kings Close is a hidden treat, off the beaten track royal mile. Underground to the secret warren of the hidden streets of the 17th century, led by a figure from that period. See how plague-stricken people, rogue business, and seedy conspiracies have been overshadowed. The museum is a treat for both children and adults.

To see at

Edinburgh’s hippest restaurants and bars are mostly in New Town, near Princes Street. An exception is Swandi Ondine, an award-winning seafood restaurant just a short walk from the castle. The glass-fronted restaurant on the upper floor is perfect for people who want to enjoy the Edinburgh Gin Daisy Cocktail.

Start or end the evening next door at the G&V Royal Mile Hotel (formerly Hotel Missoni), which is dominated by fashionista for its characteristic dry Prosecco.

Should drink

Every bartender specializes in scotch whiskey. If you are yourself, take a tour of the Scotch whiskey Beginning with a virtual tour in the Whiskey Barrel, experience that you have distilled and matured an amber colored liquid.

Later, you were given a glimpse into the different flavors of the Scottish whiskey producing regions to decide whether to try the Dram Terai, Highland, Speyside or Islay. The museum also contains an attractive display of the world’s largest collection of whiskeys.


In the center of the Old Town, Edinburgh’s Grassmarket District is home to the city’s finest independent merchants, designers and artisans. Wind down the Castle Wynd or Upper Bow steps and browse the delis and boutiques in an hour. Highlights include Demizon’s handmade liquor and wine, dubbed the „Liquid Deli” by the owner, Ra-Ra skirts from the 1950s for Armstrong’s vintage clothing store, Minis from the 1960s and 70s prints, and the Old Town Book Shop for antique books, ms, and prints.

Should eat

The Witchcraft at the castle is a hotel on the Royal Mile with a lovely restaurant next to the palace. Eat in a spacious setting for a romantic dinner and when you want to quit, sleep in a lush green room with lots of velvet, test walls, and four-poster beds.

Or try the dome in New Town. It’s both a bar and restaurant and an established social hub for cocktails or coffee. In terms of food, it has a grill with a lovely domed roof and a club room – plush with wood-paneled walls, mirrors, and crystal chandeliers. You can also have afternoon tea here.

Gotta relax

The Royal Yacht Britannia is located in Edinburgh, one of the city’s most up-and-coming districts and in Leith Harbor. In the evening sun, young professionals and artists fill the quay bar.

Leith View - Edinburgh

Gotta see the view

It’s not for the faint of heart, but Arthur’s seat keeps the hair on your chest for a powerful volcano walk. The mini-mountain is in the middle of Holyrood Park and is said to be the mythical site of Camelot, the palace of King Arthur. It’s a 40 minute flight to the top and you’ll be walking around town wearing scarves and kagoules, but the views of the town and ocean from above are mesmerizing.

Have to watch

Edinburgh has a prestigious reputation for being one of the UK’s hottest places for culture and is well represented year-round alongside arts, theater, music and comedy with the Edinburgh Festival that takes place in the city throughout August. The sad thing is that it may not do so in August 2020, although it may be back in August 2021.

Edinburgh edge

Fact file

STAY: G&V Royal Mile Hotel and The Scotsman Hotel

VIEWS: G&V Royal Mile Hotel Scotch Whiskey Experience and Edinburgh Castle

KITCHEN: Enchantress by Castle Restaurant, Enchantment by Castle Restaurant, Dome Bar and Restaurant, and Ondine Fish Restaurant

TRIP: visit Edinburgh Castle – From £ 35.09 there is no queue. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes:


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