If you want to find out more about Edinburgh, then there’s few better ways to do it than with a guided tour. Walk up Royal Mile during the peak tourist season and you are bound to bump into several guides offering ghost tours, history walks and the like, all of which are excellent ways to find out more about our city and our folklore. However, if you fancy something a little bit different than the usual grisly tales and history lessons, then be sure to go on the Reel Edinburgh Tour.
On a constant quest to find great places for lunch in the New Town, I was delighted to read about a new place that has recently appeared on the Edinburgh pizzeria scene: Dough on Rose Street.
Recently I wanted to treat my best girls to a special night out, and of course being in Edinburgh I was really spoiled for choice on places to go – as I’m learning more and more, there are so many unique and quality establishments in the city centre! After much deliberation I decided on Twenty Princes Street. The food is great, the cocktails are first class and it boasts probably one of the best settings in the city.
As the crowds gather in Edinburgh for the festival season, lots of the city’s favourite attractions like to offer something a little bit special for the peak time of year. The Real Mary Kings Close have been quick to get in on the action, with their special addition recently launched for summer 2015: The Dark Truth Tour.
The weather was glorious in Edinburgh last Friday (stop chuckling at the back there – it does happen sometimes!). The sun was shining, it was balmy and warm and I just wanted a spot to sit and watch the world go by. So, when I spotted a free table outside Wellington Coffee on Hanover Street, I snapped that bad boy right up.
It’s true that a lot of visitors come to Scotland through their love of Scotch whisky, and this is particularly evident in Edinburgh, which is the first port of call for most tourists north of the border. Despite not having any distilleries here, there is plenty to satisfy the discerning whisky lover in the city, and one of the most popular attractions on this front is The Scotch Whisky Experience.
I think it’s safe to say that Yak and Yeti is probably one of the underdogs of the Indian food scene in Edinburgh. You have the incredibly popular Tanjore and Kalpna on South Clerk Street, but this lesser known restaurant can be found a little further down that road on Newington Road. Because it’s a little further out, it has a lighter footfall but Mr. Bug and I were keen to try it out.
It’s been a while since I have been down in Leith 🙁 But thankfully I had a reason to pop down there recently as I had a Groupon voucher for Bistro Provence, given to me as a thoughtful gift by someone who knows how much I love good food! It was the first time I had ever been to the restaurant and I must admit it had completely passed me by until now, but I was excited to try it out.