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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.
General Entertainment
“Round about here on The Royal Mile you can book a ghost tour of Edinburgh’s old town. Great fun!”
  • 171 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Just across the road there is a big shopping centre Ocean terminal which offers fantastic shopping opportunities, including retail shops such as Debenhams, H&M, Gap, Superdry, M&S food and many others. A good choice or restaurants, bars, cinema VUE and entrance to the famous 5* visitor attraction Royal Yacht Britannia.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. ”
  • 212 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Amazing fresh produce and great coffee. Lovely rolls,sandwiches and cakes!!”
  • 164 locals recommend
Park
“Located at the end of the Royal Mile, near Arthur's seat. This is a great place to visit. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Boat or Ferry
“view the queens old ship attached to attached to a large shopping centre ocean terminal 10 mins on bus from flat .”
  • 167 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Bar
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“Amazing pub and restaurant. It is worth a visit to have a look at its dome.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Sunday farmer's market, in the fashionable stockbridge neighborhood. Really good ready made food and handmade gifts, as well as ingredients.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Science Museum
“State-of-the-art family attraction taking visitors through history from the Big Bang to modern day. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world after the José Martí monument in Havana. It stands in Princes Street Gardens, just opposite the Jenners department store and near to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, which is named after Scott's Waverley novels. The tower is 200 feet 6 inches (61.11 m) high, and has a series of viewing platforms reached by a series of narrow spiral staircases giving panoramic views of central Edinburgh and its surroundings. The highest platform is reached by a total of 288 steps.”
  • 68 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Restaurant
$$$
“Incredible seasonal, regional eating experience involving tasting menus and communal dining. They do a pretty mean brunch too! Booking needed”
  • 155 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. ”
  • 97 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
Thai Restaurant
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“Quirky Thai restaurant. They don’t take bookings and is a cash only place. Food is so fresh!!”
  • 144 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“The Scottish Parliament Building is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland. Located in the Holyrood area of the capital city, Edinburgh, at the foot of the Royal Mile and opposite Holyrood Palace.”
  • 126 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