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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.
Adult Boutique
“Good range of the usual upmarket retail stores such as Hobbs, Jo Malone, LK Bennet”
  • 124 locals recommend
“Pubs and bars are found along this vibrant street. Great views of the castle from below.”
  • 120 locals recommend
“Cracking local pub with an eclectic mix of patrons and decor. The Sunday roast is a must as is the Bloody mary, made with Buckfast.”
  • 152 locals recommend
“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
“Known as such as it is one mile long and connects two of Edinburgh's most iconic locations - Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle, this is one of the busiest streets in Old Town. The Royal Mile is an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. During the August Edinburgh Festival, the High Street becomes crowded with tourists, entertainers and buskers. It has various souvenir shops along with vintage and quirky bohemian clothes shops, you will also find multiple traditional whiskey shops and drinks locally sourced from Edinburgh and wider Scotland for you to sample and buy. You can also browse through various shops selling Scottish tartan and tweeds. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Speciality artisan coffee shop on Broughton Street, 3 mins walk from the flat. A must for the coffee connoisseur! ”
  • 144 locals recommend
“Our beautiful neighbourhood. A stones throw from the city centre but with a village feel. Tons of bars, restaurants, cafes and lovely walks along the river, Inverleith Park and the Botanical Gardens. Famous for the Sunday market, but a great place to hang out all week. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
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
“Take a walk through the famous picturesque village and enjoy the tranquility of edinburghs secret river flow water of leith”
  • 110 locals recommend
  • 17 Experiences
“One of our favourite places for a cooked breakfast within walking distance! Booking a table is recommended. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best pizzeria in edinburgh will not dissapoint ten min walk from flat best to book ahead especially on weekends they do delivery also”
  • 132 locals recommend
“An oasis of green in the heart of Edinburgh, 5 minutes walk from the flat. At 54 acres, it is one of Scotland's largest urban parks. There is a boating pond on the south side of the Park incorporating an attractive wetlands water garden. Stunning views of the city skyline and Pentland Hills can be seen from above the pond. The park also features a children's play park, four tennis courts, a ball court for basketball and football, a petanque court and a running and fitness circuit.”
  • 87 locals recommend
“A mile long street with lots of souvenir shops, pubs and restaurants, and Castle is there, I'm the summer is crazy fun out there!!! ”
  • 100 locals recommend
  • 35 Experiences
“Craft Beer bar specialising in small breweries. Very good food served annoyingly in take out boxes for eating inside.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“If you're into Harry Potter, here is place where book was written, quite popular and busy caffee, nice coffee, food and pastries 🥧 ”
  • 115 locals recommend