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Things to do in Waverley Railway Station

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.
General Entertainment
“The Edinburgh Dungeon is the ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh's darkest history, using live actors, theatrical sets, and thrilling rides.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“For art lovers. Think this is for more local artists showcasing their work. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Located in the heart of the Edinburgh, Juniper is a vibrant and sophisticated cocktail bar, serving up an eclectic menu with a mix of old and new. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“Traditional afternoon tea, fine dining and one of the largest whisky collections in Edinburgh.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“For art lovers. Large exhibition space for art exhibitions and touring shows of design and photography.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Waverly is located off Princes Street, in a walkable distance, although taking the tram from Princes Street is suggested if you're carrying luggage!”
  • 112 locals recommend
Bar
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“5 mins walk from the flat and you'll reach a popular haunt for the locals. It's a multi-themed bar with livey surroundings at the weekend and a great choice of beverages, including a prosecco bar and cocktail lounge. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“The best place for breakfast, full Scottish breakfast. Good for hangovers. Also lunch”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Gallery space showcasing new, innovative photographic art and themed exhibitions.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Train Station
“National Trains will arrive into Waverley station. Connect to Eskbank station.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Lovely Italian wine bar - big selection of wines to choose from, along with delicious freshly prepared food. Great tapas sharing boards!!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Transportation
“There's often world-class street entertainers outside the iCenter, honed to perfection at the world's biggest arts festival: the Edinburgh festival. If you enjoy them, they're really putting in the work, please tip respectfully.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It has really tasty Mexican food served in large portions. Ask for their hottest salsa and I dare you not to cry after that!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Academic University Building
“Edinburgh is a beautiful City . There is Edinburgh Castle which holds the tattoo every year & also the Edinburgh Fringe which host hundreds of plays & street venues through it run . ”
  • 107 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The epitome of fine dining, this Michelin star restaurant located within the iconic Balmoral Hotel, will be the culinary highlight of any vacation. Go all out and select their tasting menu showcasing Scottish cuisine at its finest. Unlike many fine dining restaurants of this calibre, you will not be leaving hungry. Reservations are a must. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“The best place for breakfast, full Scottish breakfast. Good for hangovers. Also lunch”
  • 8 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Lovely Italian wine bar - big selection of wines to choose from, along with delicious freshly prepared food. Great tapas sharing boards!!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It has really tasty Mexican food served in large portions. Ask for their hottest salsa and I dare you not to cry after that!”
  • 7 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“The epitome of fine dining, this Michelin star restaurant located within the iconic Balmoral Hotel, will be the culinary highlight of any vacation. Go all out and select their tasting menu showcasing Scottish cuisine at its finest. Unlike many fine dining restaurants of this calibre, you will not be leaving hungry. Reservations are a must. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Bar downstairs and restaurant upstairs serving traditional Scottish food. Live folk music on Fri and Sat from 8pm-11pm.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tea Room
“The best formal Afternoon Tea in town - is in the Balmoral Hotel on the corner of Princes Street & North Bridge. Very elegant, with a musician playing gentle music from the minstrel's gallery above. Allow a couple of hours for this haven from the busy city.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best Italian restaurants in town, owned by an italian family. A bit pricey but truly worth it. My new favourite eatery! ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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