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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.
Botanical Garden
“Free gardens worth a visit, and the historic glasshouses are great. You can pay to enter all the glasshouses but the Victorian one is free. Lovely walks and nice views from the the lawn looking to Edinburgh Castle. ”
  • 571 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Outstanding collection of scottish modern and contemporary art. Lovely gardens also free entry”
  • 345 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A modern gastropub opened by Michelin star restaurant The Kitchin offering menus showcasing Scottish Food. We personally have not been there but have heard amazing things about it!”
  • 201 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“You can stroll down the water of Leith walkway and end up at the Stockbridge market. Running every Sunday. Fabulous stalls and foods, and after a wander round the market you can stroll down the little village of Stockbridge which has quaint shops, Inverleith gardens and the botanics. ”
  • 181 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
Bridge
“A beautiful neighbourhood in the be town. Photos are of the water of Leith walkway section between Stockbridge and Dean Village.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Park
“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
Cemetery
“Take a walk through the famous picturesque village and enjoy the tranquility of edinburghs secret river flow water of leith”
  • 110 locals recommend
Bar
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“Always guaranteed a great meal, no kids allowed but our regular treat meal out. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Hotel
“The most popular place in the local area to grab a drink. High-end Gastropub-style vibe, good drinks selection, recently refurbished. Garden style seating out front, small rooftop terrace above and restaurant round the back past the bar. Comfortable place, gets very busy after 6pm especially on Fridays/Saturdays.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Nature
“City centre scenic footpath that follows a small waterway to Leith that you can walk along and it has lovely views. Can be very peaceful. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great spot for breakfast comfy sofas and a cosy atmosphere. Also a bar busy bar later .”
  • 67 locals recommend
Pub
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“Their vibe is welcoming and inviting - its always busy so get in early or book a table. Its dog friendly as well so expect gorgeous furry friends!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Pub
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“One of my favourite places in Edinburgh just to go and have a walk around and enjoy the scenery of the beach, just beautiful. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Pub
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“In a nice part of Edinburgh, at Stockbridge area, this Bar has one of the best cellar policy in Scotland. Their beers always in a fresh and top condition! Food avalaible and every Sunday at Stockbridge has a farmer’s market where you can buy fresh fishes, breads, cheeses, games and poultry and before you come home to cook have a good pint at Stockbridge Tap;)”
  • 37 locals recommend
Winery
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“Cosy natural wine bar in trendy/fancy Stockbridge area. Good charcuterie and cheeses. ”
  • 57 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“A modern gastropub opened by Michelin star restaurant The Kitchin offering menus showcasing Scottish Food. We personally have not been there but have heard amazing things about it!”
  • 201 locals recommend
Bar
“A great spot for breakfast comfy sofas and a cosy atmosphere. Also a bar busy bar later .”
  • 67 locals recommend
Pub
“Their vibe is welcoming and inviting - its always busy so get in early or book a table. Its dog friendly as well so expect gorgeous furry friends!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar Restaurant set in a 1843 church. A great selection of Whisky, Gin and Cocktails with a Scottish themed Menu.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Very tasty and authentic thai food. Also pretty easy on the wallet. Would definitely recommend eating here.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This is a great steak restaurant - one of the best in Edinburgh. They also do a fantastic Sunday roast which you can book in advance, it is amazing! We recommend that you book a table if you want to go in the evening for dinner as it can be very busy. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar in the West End with a beer garden. Ask for the week day offers! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Delightful French bistro on the doorstep of the flat. simply wooden floorboards, wood tables and candle light upstairs with simple french cooking. Downstairs is the wine bar with wonderful cheeseboards and charcuterie.”
  • 28 locals recommend

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