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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.
Science Museum
“Great fun. Slightly expensive at £15 entry for adults but you can use the ticket throughout the day. 5 floors of fun!”
  • 160 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“For a special occasion for dinner or afternoon tea, The Witchery is a special place to visit. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Museum
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“Pre booking required with tasting and food options. Its a stone throw from the flat and Castle, which when you have a had a few drams, is very handy. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Historic setting beside the castle and then walk down the royal Mile to Holyrood.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Fine dining, Consistently good food for a long time! Certainly since I was young (a while back!)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Entertaining and educational! Visit the top to view Edinburgh through a unique pin-hole camera. Well worth a visit and it's right beside the Castle too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amber Restaurant and Whiskey Bar. A lot of people obviously come for the whiskey tasting and the "Scotch Whiskey Experience". Yes, they have 400 whiskeys and they do an exceptional job of matching whiskey with their epic cheese selection, but don't get so drunk you can't enjoy eating off their menu! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Top Scottish dining (with an Italian twist). The restaurant is located next door to the castle, and a canonball lodged in the wall is how it got its name...”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Plan a tour of the Highlands. You’ll be amazed how much you can see in a one day trip.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“An interwoven knot of cobblestone streets, lined with lanky iron lamps and medieval structures, the Royal Mile is one of the must see attractions when visiting Edinburgh. The streets contain a collection of souvenir stores, scotch-whiskey shops, charming pubs, cafes, markets and a gothic cathedral. Travel back in time and wander through these charming, medieval streets. The four streets comprising the Royal Mile include Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate, leading travellers towards gates of the Edinburgh Castle. There are usually street performers. Its name derives from the fact that at one end sits the castle and the other is the Palace of Holyrood and Houses of Parliament.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Whisky Experience where you can hear all about whisky, have some drums and buy a nice bottle as souvenir.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Fab whisky tour. Take the most expensive one and you'll get to learn and taste all the different regions and how to differentiate different types of whisky and blends. Very educational and fun. Plus the largest whisky collection in the world and a great whisky bar”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“For a special occasion for dinner or afternoon tea, The Witchery is a special place to visit. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amber Restaurant and Whiskey Bar. A lot of people obviously come for the whiskey tasting and the "Scotch Whiskey Experience". Yes, they have 400 whiskeys and they do an exceptional job of matching whiskey with their epic cheese selection, but don't get so drunk you can't enjoy eating off their menu! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“Top Scottish dining (with an Italian twist). The restaurant is located next door to the castle, and a canonball lodged in the wall is how it got its name...”
  • 5 locals recommend

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