Day 1 - 2 Aug 2021
Content: It’s hard to find a more enchanting and beautiful city than Edinburgh. As a city it has something for everyone - great architecture, amazing bars and restaurants, beautiful hikes and lots of fun to be had. Four days is ample time to get to see loads of what the city has to offer and our advice would always be to leave some things for your return - because you will want to come back!
Content: Arrive at the hotel and drop your bags off / get settled in before heading out on your first day exploring the city! The hotel is in the perfect spot, as it’s a short walk from the main railway station, Waverley. It also has a contemporary bar, The Register Club right in the building they serve great cocktails.
Content: Set off for a walk up Calton Hill for some of the best views looking out over Edinburgh.
Content: Head down to one of Edinburgh’s most iconic streets, the Royal Mile. There are plenty of cafes to stop in on for lunch, and make sure you check out the closes like Lady Stairs Close. The cobbled streets and narrow passageways all make for great shots.
Content: Then wander on up to see Edinburgh’s famous castle!
Content: This one’s for the Harry Potter fans - walk from the castle down to Victoria Street. It’s meant to be what J.K. Rowling based Diagon Alley on and has lots of quirky shops all the way down the street.
Content: Make sure to book yourself dinner at Six By Nico. You’ll have a six course tasting menu based around a different theme, like a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, The Circus, or the Amalfi Coast!
Day 2 - 3 Aug 2021
Content: Pack yourself a picnic, your trainers, and set off for a walk up the iconic Arthur’s Seat. You’ll be able to look down across Edinburgh from the top!
Content: Once you’re down from Arthur’s Seat, stop in on Holyrood Palace. It’s a stunning building that is the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. It’s also linked to some big figures like Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie!
Content: Once you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a table at Mother India for the best curry in the whole city. We always get their fish pakoras, macchi masala and the chicken tikka masala. You can thank us later!
Day 3 - 4 Aug 2021
Content: Dean Village is a hidden gem in Edinburgh that can’t be missed. The best views are from Hawthornebank Lane, but make sure you take your time wandering around this little village as there’s loads of hidden spots that make for great photos.
Content: Once you’ve finished at Dean Village, wander on to Stockbridge. It’s another hidden gem of Edinburgh that has a village feel to it, with lots of lovely shops and cafes. Our favourites are Dahlia, Jeffrey’s Interiors and Treen.
Content: Circus Lane is one of Edinburgh’s most photographed streets. And for good reason- all the terraced houses have potted plants and flowers so it’s a bright and colourful street that makes for great photos.
Content: Once you’ve seen enough of Stockbridge, Broughton Street is another great spot for independent shops. Our favourites are Life Story and Narcissus.
Content: End your day at Bonnie & Wild food market in St James Quarter. It brings together some of Scotland’s best restaurants and drinks under one roof.
Day 4 - 5 Aug 2021
Content: On your last day in Edinburgh, head down to Leith. It’s quickly become Edinburgh’s creative hub, and is full of incredible restaurants, artisan markets, local distillers, and a great arts scene. You can spend an hour or two wandering around the shore.
Content: No trip to Leith is complete without a visit to Crolla’s for some of their famous ice cream.
Content: From Leith, head on to Portobello beach where you’ll spend the rest of the day. If you’re feeling brave, make sure to go in for a swim too!
Content: Get a bottle of wine and a good pizza from Civerinos and watch the sun go down.
Content: So that’s four days in the wonderful city of Edinburgh. However, there’s a few things worth knowing if you are planning a trip: - There are certain times of year when the city comes alive and booking early is advised - The Fringe Festival (August) and Christmas / New Year. Both amazing times to visit but will be a little busier - You can get around Edinburgh mostly on foot or with public transport so don’t worry about a car unless you plan to visit further afield - While it’s easy to get around on foot, you WILL do a lot of walking so our advice is to wear trainers as much as possible and always wear layers you can take off when climbing one of the city’s many hills Hope you have a great time!