Things to do in that Edinburgh
If its nice weather for walking make your way from the city centre into Stockbridge, find the path along the water of leith and follow it up stream through Dean Village until it gets to some steps that take you into the back garden of the the Gallery of Modern Art. If you head that way its worth noting there are actually two Galleries of Modern Art – one on either side of the road, but because they’re both in park land when you’re at one building you don’t always notice that the other one is there.Posted 3 years agorascalMember
Cullen Skink at Deacon Brodie’s pub on the Royal Mile.Posted 3 years ago
Bus tour – a must.
The Dome for lunch and cocktails.
Loads of galleries and museums.
Ghost walks (one that goes in vaults is sh*t though TBH)
Walk around with a camera – very photogenic old buildings.
Calton Hill (not for rentboys though 🙂
We did the camera obscura last time we were there, same with the ghost walk (which was shite).
Will probably go to a fair few of the galleries/museums as we haven’t been to any of them I don’t think. Not heard of dynamic earth
<runs off to google>
Looks like something the boy would enjoy but he won’t be with us.Posted 3 years agohoneybadgerxSubscriber
The Hanging Bat on Lothian Road is a favourite for good beers and gins.Posted 3 years ago
Second a walk up Arthurs Seat if the weather is good as the views are good of the city (better than looking out from the castle in my opinion). As said above, camera obscura and Mary Kings Close, National Museum also good – I think there’s the national wildlife photographer of the year display on or something similar at the moment?user-removedMember
Splash some cash on dinner at The Witchery, just down from the castle. Can’t recommend it highly enough. The food is amazing but it’s the interior and the service which make it outstanding and memorable.
Take a bus to Cramond if you’ve time and have a jaunt along the foreshore, then up the River Almond. Or walk out to Cramond Island if the tide’s out.
And all of the above.Posted 3 years agoChubbyBlokeInLycraMember
Not heard of dynamic earth
was a bit disapointed with it tbh
find the path along the water of leith and follow it up stream through Dean Village until it gets to some steps that take you into the back garden of the the Gallery of Modern Art.
the gallery of modern art used to do fine food as well, so good place to stop,Posted 3 years agoStu_NSubscriber
– Hanging Bat seconded, great place to try different beers. Don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations from staff if you’re not familiar with the beers. Also excellent gins
– Bow Bar on West Bow. More traditional real ale pub
– Brewdog on Cowgate. Pub of the Aberdeenshire brewer, good own beers and decent guest ales
– Blue Blazer on Spittal Street. Another Old Man pub with well kept beers
– Ecco Vino on Cockburn Street is prob best wine bar in town and does good light bites – risottos, platters etc.
– for Sat night it’s probably too late for anywhere “famous”. Try newly opened Blackfriars Restaurant (modern scottish), La Garrigue on Jeffery St for regional French, Centotre on George St for Italian; all fairly fancy places. Or pick up The List magazine, the current one has their food and drink guide.
Coffee – Lovecrumbs at the Westport is probably best bakeshop in town; Wellington on corner of George St/ Frederick St is also very good; fine scones as well
Breakfast/ Brunch – try Urban Angel, they have one on Hannover St and one at top of New Town/ Leith Walk end of town.
Walks – Calton Hill is a great viewpoint (but has a wee bit of a reputation at dusk/ night). Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags also good.
Tourist stuff – wouldn’t bother with the Castle really unless you’re into military history. Museums are all good, Portrait Gallery, NMS and the art gallery on the Mound. Stockbridge and Botanics worth a visit too, good pubs (Stockbridge Tap) and coffee (Ronde) and you can wander along Water of Leith from near Murrayfield.Posted 3 years agoDrJMember
If its nice weather for walking make your way from the city centre into Stockbridge, find the path along the water of leith and follow it up stream through Dean Village until it gets to some steps that take you into the back garden of the the Gallery of Modern Art.
And don’t leave your bike outside a pub to walk a girl home. I did that and ended up with a stolen bike and a wife.Posted 3 years ago
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