Best schools in Edinburgh

Check out the top schools in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
1. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
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188 local reviews
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
Open now
0131 624 6200
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Andrew
I used to live here when at art school, some of the most famous stunning sublime paintings can be found here.
Michael
Modern Art Gallery - where we both went to School !! Easy walk from Patriothall
Steven
It is free and situated in a beautiful old building that used to be a school. The café is lovely for lunch.
1. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
1. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
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188 local reviews
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
Open now
0131 624 6200
Andrew
Andrew
I used to live here when at art school, some of the most famous stunning sublime paintings can be found here.
Michael
Michael
Modern Art Gallery - where we both went to School !! Easy walk from Patriothall
Steven
Steven
It is free and situated in a beautiful old building that used to be a school. The café is lovely for lunch.
2. The Cameo
2. The Cameo
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81 local reviews
38 Home Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0871 902 5723
Establishment
Ursula
Arthouse cinema with an old-school flair.
Olivia
Beautiful old school cinema, shows mix of indie and mainsteam films. Good bar and kiosk too.
Brad
Our local cinema. Charming old-school cinema which has recently been refurbished. The bar is also a nice place…
2. The Cameo
2. The Cameo
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81 local reviews
38 Home Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0871 902 5723
Ursula
Ursula
Arthouse cinema with an old-school flair.
Olivia
Olivia
Beautiful old school cinema, shows mix of indie and mainsteam films. Good bar and kiosk too.
Brad
Brad
Our local cinema. Charming old-school cinema which has recently been refurbished. The bar is also a nice place to sit and chat.
3. Greyfriars Kirkyard
3. Greyfriars Kirkyard
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30 local reviews
Greyfriars Kirkyard
0131 226 5429
Establishment
Graeme
Interesting history open 24 hours and near the Muesum. Links to Greyfriar's Bobby and Harry Potter. Heriots Sc…
eileen
Interesting history open 24 hours and near the Muesum. Links to Greyfriar's Bobby and Harry Potter. Heriots Sc…
Ross
Watch the film and there won't be a dry eye in the house.
3. Greyfriars Kirkyard
3. Greyfriars Kirkyard
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30 local reviews
Greyfriars Kirkyard
0131 226 5429
Graeme
Graeme
Interesting history open 24 hours and near the Muesum. Links to Greyfriar's Bobby and Harry Potter. Heriots School nearby was the basis for …
eileen
eileen
Interesting history open 24 hours and near the Muesum. Links to Greyfriar's Bobby and Harry Potter. Heriots School nearby was the basis for …
Ross
Ross
Watch the film and there won't be a dry eye in the house.
4. Usher Hall
4. Usher Hall
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25 local reviews
Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Open now
0131 228 1155
Establishment
Emma
The Usher Hall is a centre of excellence embracing the widest range of music and events, including rock, pop, …
Noreen
I am told musicians swoon with delight at the acoustics in this splendid Beaux Arts concert hall funded by And…
Laura
2 minutes from the flat, lots of interesting performances
4. Usher Hall
4. Usher Hall
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25 local reviews
Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Open now
0131 228 1155
Emma
Emma
The Usher Hall is a centre of excellence embracing the widest range of music and events, including rock, pop, jazz, world, blues, comedy, ta…
Noreen
Noreen
I am told musicians swoon with delight at the acoustics in this splendid Beaux Arts concert hall funded by Andrew Usher, an Edwardian Edinbu…
Laura
Laura
2 minutes from the flat, lots of interesting performances
5. Cumberland Bar
5. Cumberland Bar
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35 local reviews
1-3 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 558 3134
BarRestaurantFood
Stephen
Relaxed, cosy, old-school gastropub with real ales, a British menu, Sunday roasts and beer garden.
Asta
A little old school but a great place for a pint or two.
Liz
Classic New Town pub with a great beer garden.
5. Cumberland Bar
5. Cumberland Bar
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35 local reviews
1-3 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 558 3134
Stephen
Stephen
Relaxed, cosy, old-school gastropub with real ales, a British menu, Sunday roasts and beer garden.
Asta
Asta
A little old school but a great place for a pint or two.
Liz
Liz
Classic New Town pub with a great beer garden.
6. Summerhall
6. Summerhall
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48 local reviews
Summerhall Place, Edinburgh
Open now
0845 874 3000
Establishment
Julia
The former School of Veterinary Studies is now a creative hub for the arts with studio and workshop spaces. Lo…
Costanza
Hub of 'Community' and 'Creativity', the Summerhall it's a great place where to hang out! Former School of Vet…
Tom
This is a gem in the centre of Edinburgh, used to be the vet school but now host to art installations, cafe, p…
6. Summerhall
6. Summerhall
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48 local reviews
Summerhall Place, Edinburgh
Open now
0845 874 3000
Julia
Julia
The former School of Veterinary Studies is now a creative hub for the arts with studio and workshop spaces. Lots of live music and a nice ba…
Costanza
Costanza
Hub of 'Community' and 'Creativity', the Summerhall it's a great place where to hang out! Former School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, …
Tom
Tom
This is a gem in the centre of Edinburgh, used to be the vet school but now host to art installations, cafe, pub/restaurant (big garden) and…
7. The Safari Lounge
7. The Safari Lounge
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60 local reviews
21 Cadzow Pl
Closed now
0131 661 4741
BarEstablishment
Duncan
Old-school pub turned funky real-ale bar with leopard and snake print benches and vibrant paintwork.
Graham
Old-school pub turned funky real-ale bar with leopard and snake print benches and vibrant paintwork.
Shonagh
Old-school pub turned funky real-ale bar with leopard and snake print benches and vibrant paintwork. A little …
7. The Safari Lounge
7. The Safari Lounge
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60 local reviews
21 Cadzow Pl
Closed now
0131 661 4741
Duncan
Duncan
Old-school pub turned funky real-ale bar with leopard and snake print benches and vibrant paintwork.
Graham
Graham
Old-school pub turned funky real-ale bar with leopard and snake print benches and vibrant paintwork.
Shonagh
Shonagh
Old-school pub turned funky real-ale bar with leopard and snake print benches and vibrant paintwork. A little hidden gem, great for a drink …
8. The Royal Dick
8. The Royal Dick
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9 local reviews
1 Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh
Closed now
0845 874 3000
Establishment
Gillian
Pub and bar food in the old vet school 12-10pm. Gin on tap and microbrewery onsite. Cafe here as well.
Ian
This bar is a hidden gem, located in the courtyard of the old vet school. It serves food and has beer by Barne…
Georgia
Coffee, drinks, food..
8. The Royal Dick
8. The Royal Dick
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9 local reviews
1 Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh
Closed now
0845 874 3000
Gillian
Gillian
Pub and bar food in the old vet school 12-10pm. Gin on tap and microbrewery onsite. Cafe here as well.
Ian
Ian
This bar is a hidden gem, located in the courtyard of the old vet school. It serves food and has beer by Barney's brewery and Pickering's gi…
Georgia
Georgia
Coffee, drinks, food..
9. Malt & Hops
9. Malt & Hops
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19 local reviews
45 Shore, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 555 0083
BarRestaurantFood
Edd
Full of old school charm. And cheap too.
philip
Character bar in Leith Circa 1500's. Old school as it comes but worth a swift one.
Chris
Traditional bar in the heart of The Shore.
9. Malt & Hops
9. Malt & Hops
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19 local reviews
45 Shore, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 555 0083
Edd
Edd
Full of old school charm. And cheap too.
philip
philip
Character bar in Leith Circa 1500's. Old school as it comes but worth a swift one.
Chris
Chris
Traditional bar in the heart of The Shore.
10. Fettes College Preparatory School
10. Fettes College Preparatory School
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3 local reviews
Fettes College Preparatory School
0131 332 2281
SchoolEstablishment
Ursula
Private school where our ex Prime Minister, Tony Blair, went to school. It's an absolutely stunning piece of …
Sara
This stunningly beautiful building is a school... The college's main building by David Bryce (built 1863-9) b…
Michael
Iconic building and famous school built by David Bryce, blends the design of a Loire château with elements of …
10. Fettes College Preparatory School
10. Fettes College Preparatory School
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3 local reviews
Fettes College Preparatory School
0131 332 2281
Ursula
Ursula
Private school where our ex Prime Minister, Tony Blair, went to school. It's an absolutely stunning piece of architecture!
Sara
Sara
This stunningly beautiful building is a school... The college's main building by David Bryce (built 1863-9) blends the design of a Loire ch…
Michael
Michael
Iconic building and famous school built by David Bryce, blends the design of a Loire château with elements of the 19th century Scottish Baro…