Edinburgh Castle and St Giles Cathedral

What to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an enchanting city to explore, from the charming old town with its dark closes and cobbled streets, to the magnificent New Town and its Georgian elegance. There is world class shopping along Princes Street, notably Jenners and Harvey Nichols. Many areas have unique shops and restaurants, including Morningside, Bruntsfield, Stockbridge and Grassmarket.

For evening entertainment, pick up a copy of 'the List' from a newsagent, which will describe all the live bands, jazz, blues, pop, plays, musicals and comedy shows on over the week. For eating in the flat - plenty of lovely Chinese and Indian restaurants will deliver takeaways , the video shop 'Hollywood nites' is at the bottom of Morningside Drive, on Morningside Road - the membership card should be on the mantelpiece. For eating out, Montpeliers, Cafe Grande, Peckhams underground in Bruntsfield are all very good for eating. The Merlin is a lovely pub halfway up Morningside Road. Cannymanns is a smart pub towards the south of Morningside drive just before Safeways and gets very good reviews for food.

For kids of all ages, Dynamic Earth is an interactive expedition around the geography of the earth. The Edinburgh Dungeon gives a great history of the city narrated by 'local legends' in character. Deep Sea World over the forth road bridge is an amazing aquarium with moving walkways through tunnels under the tanks. The Musuems of Scotland on Chamber Street are free of charge and well worth a visit. Also visit Greyfriars bobby and spot the pennyfarthing...




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