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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.
Entertainment
“This is a must if you are coming to Edinburgh you have to visit the Edinburgh castle and get lost in the views & scenery of how beautiful it is. ”
  • 678 locals recommend
  • 25 Experiences
Museum
“This building is a mixture of old and new architecture. A great way to spend the afternoon with existing and visiting exhibitions. Don't forget to look up the ceiling is a sight for sore eyes. ”
  • 577 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Mountain
“You can see from the window or you can climb it. 15 minutes walking from the flat to the bottom of the hill. Another 30 mins to the top. Unmissable.”
  • 896 locals recommend
  • 14 Experiences
Botanical Garden
“Great place to unwind and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lots of beautiful colourful flowers, plants and trees from all over the world. Free entry cafe and restaurant on site also.”
  • 567 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Art Gallery
“Outstanding collection of scottish modern and contemporary art. Lovely gardens also free entry”
  • 345 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“Lots of high street shops including M&S, Zara, Frasers, Boots, Superdrug. Also good place to pick up souvenirs at tourist”
  • 214 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Park
“This is a large green open park area in the centre of town with many local independent coffee shops bars and restaurants ”
  • 331 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Park
“Another local hill. Easier to climb than Arthur's Seat. Views are also spectacular at the top.”
  • 272 locals recommend
  • 8 Experiences
Art Gallery
“Amazing building. Do not forget your camera! Free entrance from 10am - 5 pm.”
  • 216 locals recommend
Park
“Both Princes Street East and West Gardens are nice to wander through, with fantastic views up to the Castle. Great photo opportunity!”
  • 164 locals recommend
Palace
“The Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and the home of Scottish royal history. Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, with beautiful views of Arthur's Seat. ”
  • 192 locals recommend
Garden
“Edinburgh's seaside. Lovely promenade walk stopping every so often for a coffee or food or dip in the sea!”
  • 199 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Science Museum
“Right next to the castle, great variety interactive fun spread out over 6 floors recommend especially for kids!”
  • 158 locals recommend
Gastropub
$$$
“Modern scottish gastro pub food owned by michelin starred chef tom kitchin well worth trying”
  • 199 locals recommend
Palace
“Where the queen sleeps when she is in the city! Located at the foot of the royal mile worth seeing en route to Arthur Seat”
  • 109 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Theatre
“The Edinburgh Playhouse has a number of quality theatre productions showing throughout the year. ”
  • 114 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Modern scottish gastro pub food owned by michelin starred chef tom kitchin well worth trying”
  • 199 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing fresh produce and great coffee. Lovely rolls,sandwiches and cakes!!”
  • 164 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing pub and restaurant. It is worth a visit to have a look at its dome.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Incredible seasonal, regional eating experience involving tasting menus and communal dining. They do a pretty mean brunch too! Booking needed”
  • 155 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Quirky Thai restaurant. They don’t take bookings and is a cash only place. Food is so fresh!!”
  • 144 locals recommend
Pub
“Easy going, relaxed atmosphere with Swedish vibes. Great selection of drinks and cocktails. Open from mid morning till late so you can get all you meals there.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Scottish Restaurant
“Another foodies’ treat,by The Shore.There’s also a lovely bar,if you’d just like a drink.The cocktails are impressive!”
  • 139 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Fantastic pizza and you can either go and eat in their lovely restaurant, order it for delivery at home or, if you are at The Joker & The Thief on Leith Walk, order it and have it with your pint of Tennent's (they serve it up on a platter, and provide napkins etc....amazing!). The Vesuvio is my firm favourite!”
  • 118 locals recommend

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