Timberyard

Timberyard

This former warehouse blends industrial features with homely accents: think tartan blankets, low lighting and dripping candles. What's on the menu? Seasonal Scottish food ‒ sourced locally ‒ with Nordic influences.

timberyard.co
Lovecrumbs

Lovecrumbs

This is hands-down the coolest cake shop we've come across. Run by local bakers Rachel and Hollie, the concept is simple: a cake-only cake shop for cake fans. Handmade every day with British seasonal ingredients, you'll find every flavour from chocolate, beer and caramel to coconut and beetroot. Follow them on Instagram if you need any further persuading…

lovecrumbs.co.uk
National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh's grand dame of museums has attracted over 5.5 million visitors to date ‒ making it the most visited attraction outside London for the past three years. And, it's about to get even more fantastic with a £4.85 million Heritage Lottery Fund makeover, which will include ten new galleries in 2016 displaying the museum's Science & Technology and Art & Design collections.

nms.ac.uk
National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

Edinburgh's neo-classical gallery has proudly displayed Scotland's national collection of modern art since 1984. A contemporary art-lover's dream, its white-washed walls are lined with permanent works by the likes of Damien Hirst, Mondrian and Hepworth. Our favourite? Picasso's blue Mère et Enfant (1902). Step outside and you'll find the equally spectacular sculpture parks.

nationalgalleries.org
Whiski Rooms

Whiski Rooms

You can't leave Edinburgh without having a 'wee dram' or two (the locals won't let you). This award-winning bar/bistro/whisky shop houses over 300 malts and blended whiskies, making it the perfect place for a drop of the local liquor. Situated just off the Royal Mile in the shadow of the castle, it also offers fantastic views over the city below. Enjoy…

whiskirooms.co.uk
Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

Just one mile outside the city centre, you'll find 72 sprawling acres of lush, landscaped grounds. Founded in 1670 as a physic garden to grow medicinal plants, the capital's gardens now boast over 13,000 species of trees, flowers, plants and shrubs. The summer season is best for the Glasshouse ponds' giant Victoria water lilies and the famous rock garden's pastel dwarf phloxes.

rbge.org.uk
Glasshouse Hotel

Glasshouse Hotel

Stray moments from Princes Street, and you'll stumble upon the 150 year old façade of the Lady Glenorchy Church and entrance to this five-star hotel. Head to the 2-acre rooftop garden for views of Calton Hill.

theglasshousehotel.co.uk

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