Best things to do in Edinburgh

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
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1. Arthur's Seat
573local recommendations
Adrian
Adrian says “Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park ...” ·
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2. Cameo Picturehouse
38 Home St
139local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “I have a lot of love for the Cameo. This is a beautiful cinema which is 100+ years old! In the Toll...” ·
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3. The Scran and Scallie
1 Comely Bank Rd
137local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “Two of Scotland's top Michelin star chefs, Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack have come together to create...” ·
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4. Artisan Roast
57 Broughton St
126local recommendations
Maria
Maria says “I have to say - it is truly the best Speciality Coffee place in Edinburgh if not in Scotland , there...” ·
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5. Stockbridge Market
Saunders St
124local recommendations
Ian
Ian says “Only on on a Sunday, we head here if we aren't working. We always head to the Harujuku Kitchen for ...” ·
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6. The Manna House Bakery & Patisserie
22-24 Easter Rd
129local recommendations
Christine And Neil
Christine And Neil says “The Manna House is celebrating ten years on Easter Road and we do love it. As well as breads, buns a...” ·
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7. The Kitchin
78 Commercial St
120local recommendations
Georgia
Georgia says “Michelin-starred The Kitchin is an essential Edinburgh and Scottish dining experience. Celebrity che...” ·
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8. Portobello Beach
1 Promenade
124local recommendations
Graeme
Graeme says “City crowds getting a bit much? Be like generations of Edinburgh day-trippers: jump on the bus and h...” ·
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9. Panda & Sons
79 Queen St
115local recommendations
Stuart
Stuart says “Panda & Sons is a prohibition style bar that is accessible via, what looks like, a barber shop. The...” ·
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10. The Gardener's Cottage
London Rd
112local recommendations
Angie
Angie says “Stone cottage in terraced gardens offering a communal set menu made using sustainable local produce....” ·
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11. La Favorita
331-325 Leith Walk
115local recommendations
Graeme
Graeme says “Best Italian piazza in town. The award-winning La Favorita is one of the best pizzerias in Britain. ...” ·
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12. Ting Thai Caravan
Teviot Pl
106local recommendations
Karen
Karen says “This is a great wee restaurant if you're in the area. It started off as a pop up restaurant during t...” ·
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13. Roseleaf bar cafe
23-24 Sandport Pl
114local recommendations
Fiona
Fiona says “An excellent gastro pub with a twist - cocktails are served in china teapots with vintage cups and s...” ·
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14. Filmhouse
88 Lothian Rd
103local recommendations
Anke-Beate
Anke-Beate says “The Filmhouse is an independent cinema and has an Art House selection of films. Cinema one is great...” ·
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15. Bramble Bar & Lounge
16A Queen St
103local recommendations
Lisa
Lisa says “Bramble Bar & lounge is a great cocktail bar that is extremely hidden and is a great spot for a few ...” ·
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16. The Shore Restaurant
3 Shore
103local recommendations
Christine And Neil
Christine And Neil says “This a gorgeous bar, with beautiful wood panels and mirrors. You can grab a bar snack, or choose to ...” ·
17. Scott Monument
108local recommendations
Graeme
Graeme says “The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the lar...” ·
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18. Joseph Pearce
23 Elm Row
97local recommendations
Kasia & Pawel
Kasia & Pawel says “A Swedish bar with a wide drinks menu (including many kinds of Swedish cider), also serving Swedish ...” ·
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19. Omni Centre
Greenside Row
96local recommendations
Laura
Laura says “There are good bars, restaurants and the cinema in this complex. It is right near the gay district t...” ·
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20. Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Rd
102local recommendations
Lyndsey
Lyndsey says “An 82-acre (33 ha) non-profit zoological park in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Zoo was the first zoo in the w...” ·
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21. The Dome
14 George St
95local recommendations
Stewart
Stewart says “Serving great cocktails in a historic setting. There’s an authentic 1930’s cocktail bar, a delightfu...” ·
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22. Edinburgh Playhouse
18-22 Greenside Ln
104local recommendations
Sara
Sara says “Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland which now hosts touring musicals and m...” ·
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23. Mimi's Bakehouse
63 Shore
87local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “Cakes, cakes and more cakes! Mimi's is fabulous. A large selection of delicious cakes, traybakes p...” ·
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24. Princes Street
Princes St
140local recommendations
Sara
Sara says “There's not many cities in the world where the most popular street of shops has a view of a medieval...” ·
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25. The King's Wark
36 Shore
88local recommendations
Eric
Eric says “Kings Wark on The Shore is a typical “old wood” style pub from the outside but houses a top class ...” ·
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26. Valvona & Crolla
19 Elm Row
89local recommendations
James
James says “Scotland’s oldest Italian delicatessen and wine merchant - an Edinburgh institution run by Mary Cont...” ·
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27. Origano pizzeria
236 Leith Walk
83local recommendations
Georgia
Georgia says “Many call this the best pizza in Edinburgh. Friendly, informal restaurant, also delivers within EH6 ...” ·
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28. Holyrood Park
Queen's Dr
85local recommendations
Graeme
Graeme says “At 820 ft, Arthur's Seat is the highest point in the 640-acre Holyrood Park. The spectacular sightse...” ·
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29. Earthy Canonmills
82local recommendations
Graeme
Graeme says “Great for cooked breakfast, coffee & cake and lunch. A great place to pick up organic fruit & veg, t...” ·
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30. Montpeliers
159-161 Bruntsfield Pl
85local recommendations
Gabriella
Gabriella says “Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Montpeliers offers a cool atmosphere and delicious food. Sit o...” ·