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Museum
“Such a great museum with lovely eateries too. The Tower Restaurant is very special on the top floor. Have a cocktail on the terrace first the views are stunning.”
569 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Ten minutes walk from our AirBnB - Home to Scotland’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art.”
343 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is a beautiful red sandstone building on Queen Street housing regular exhibitions and events.”
214 locals recommend
Science Museum
“If you love to explore different views of camera and mirrors you must visit to Obscura. Its a part of castle been converted into camera obscura for travellers attraction. ”
147 locals recommend
Theatre
“Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts. Its capacity is 3,059, making it the UK's largest working non-sporting theatre in terms of audience capacity. The theatre opened in 1929 as a super-cinema, and was modelled on the Roxy Cinema in New York. It is used as a venue for both the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe each August”
113 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Part of Michelin Star Tom Kitchin empire this is a family friendly restaurant (even dogs allowed!) I like the Sunday lunch but great bar food too.”
195 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is my number 1 tip when visiting Edinburgh! It has beautiful architecture, lovely food and a great atmosphere for a drink, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.”
142 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Royal family ship, now permanent museum, docked at Ocean Terminal, Leith (10 min walk)”
160 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Close to the centre, good for anyone with a natural sciences interest, also has a small soft play. Close to the parliament. ”
108 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“A hidden speakeasy style underground bar, this awesome place looks like a barber shop from the outside but is a very quirky and cool bar once you get passed the bookcase door. Great cocktails and music. ”
146 locals recommend
Pub
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“If you don’t feel like going very far and having a quiet few drinks, or a bite to eat, head round the corner to this shabby chic bar. It has a laid back atmosphere and serves Swedish inspired food! Then you can wander home and roll into bed...”
133 locals recommend
Cinema
“Screen 1 is wonderful. Loads of leg room and comfortable. Other screens much less comfortable. It's the local "independent" cinema.”
185 locals recommend
Café
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“The best Scottish full breakfast! Everything is a bit quirky here, with the menus in old magazines and none of the china matching. Its slightly off the shores main eating street but this doesn't make it quiet, so maybe consider booking.”
151 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Yacht was inaugurated by The Queen. Its open for public view. Very nice view of Edinburgh Ocean Terminal and shore. ”
96 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best pizzeria with kids. Friendly authentic Italian staff and they can choose an ice cream for pudding. Online deliveries too”
132 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Good for Cocktails and holds an eclectic collection of Scottish and world whisky . Really nice atmosphere. ”
101 locals recommend