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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pub
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“The perfect place to stop for some food and a drink after a hard days work climbing Arthur’s seat!”
  • 112 locals recommend
Garden
“A little secret garden with a wonderful view of the lake. Now have a rest at The Sheep Heid Inn to nourish yourself after a long walk!”
  • 29 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Great food and friendly staff with opulently decorated surroundings. Look out for the Highland cattle and peacocks in the surrounding grounds.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Only a 15 minute walk away! The most glamorous hotel in town in the seclusion of a country house estate! A must for afternoon tea! Simply stunning!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful loch and bird sanctuary accessible from Holyrood Park, flanked by the historic Innocent Railway.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Church
“The old village of Duddingston is worth a visit and is located beautifully between Arthur's Seat and Duddingston Loch, both great for walking.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lake
“For a peaceful escape from the busy touristy centre, this is a lovely place to have a quiet walk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Pretty, old village beside a Loch and beside Arthur's Seat. The old Kirk and gardens are a lovely to wander around and you can walk around the Loch - great for bird walking. Great, ancient traditional pub called The Sheep Heid which also sells great pub grub - a must for a traditional Sunday Lunch. Has an our door beer garden and a skittle alley (which you need to book in advance)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Friendly local golf club who welcome visitors. Parkland course ... but you wouldn't think you wre in the centre of the city ...”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Dr Neil’s Garden is one of the most remarkable gardens in Scotland today. Lying next to the twelfth-century Duddingston Kirk, where the lower slopes of Arthur’s Seat meet Duddingston Loch, this secluded garden is the result of the imagination, dedication and sheer hard work of Drs. Andrew and Nancy Neil. It has sometimes been called Edinburgh’s Secret Garden. Many people find it more than a mere garden, and – both before and since the garden was created – this spot has to many been a place of inspiration (artistic, literary, and spiritual), and for meditation and contemplation. Dr Neil's Garden is open every day including weekends from 10 am till Dusk. Entry is free of charge. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Dr. Neil's Gardens. Dr Neil's Garden is one of the most remarkable gardens in Scotland today. it has been televised on three occasions, and has won a number of awards. 1 pound”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Pub
“The perfect place to stop for some food and a drink after a hard days work climbing Arthur’s seat!”
  • 112 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great food and friendly staff with opulently decorated surroundings. Look out for the Highland cattle and peacocks in the surrounding grounds.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only a 15 minute walk away! The most glamorous hotel in town in the seclusion of a country house estate! A must for afternoon tea! Simply stunning!”
  • 13 locals recommend

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