Category Archives: Old Town

The Old Town encompasses most of the “touristy” parts of Edinburgh, including the famous Royal Mile. There’s a reason why so many visitors are drawn to this area – with so much to see and do, I can think of worse ways to spend the day.

Edinburgh Dungeon

One of the things I love about Edinburgh is its colourful past. The streets of the Old Town are just teeming with fascinating stories, some a little *ahem*grisly at times, but these tales are definitely worth seeking out while you are in Edinburgh. One of the best places  to see these stories come to life is at the Edinburgh Dungeon, just behind Waverley Station on Market Street.

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Blackwell’s Games Night

This week I was asked along to experience a new(ish) event at Blackwell’s Bookshop in the Old Town. Apparently, the shop has been experiencing an uplift in sales in traditional board games, so they have started a games night for people to try before they buy. I must admit I was intrigued to find out what the Blackwell’s Games Night would entail, so I took Mr Bug along with me to see what it was all about.

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Tutto Matto

I’m a big pizza fan, so you can imagine as soon as I spotted that a new pizza place had opened up in the Old Town, I was keen to try it out. Tutto Matto has only recently opened but has already made a positive impression on a lot of my friends, so one evening in December Mr Bug and myself popped along to see what the deal was. Was this really something special, or just another in a long line of nondescript pizzerias?

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Knights Kitchen

I was really keen to try out Knights Kitchen – I first spotted it in a pop-up stall at one of the city markets during the summer and had a really lovely chicken curry there, so I was excited to learn that it planned to move to a more permanent abode in Newington.

It’s been open for a couple of months now, so Mr Bug and I decided to stop by one sunny Saturday afternoon for some comforting and wholesome African food before a day of trawling the shops.

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The Whistle Stop Barber Shop

I feel like there have  been quite a few new openings in Edinburgh recently, but I am particularly excited about this one: The Whistle Stop Barber Shop has popped up on South Bridge and sounds like quite an interesting concept – a bar, American diner and barbershop all rolled into one. Keen to find out what it is all about, I went along with a friend a few days ago for a bite of dinner.

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The National Museum of Scotland

Like many folks who grew up in or around Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland has a special place in my heart. My earliest memories of the museum are of me running around the various galleries with my Dad, and feeling as pleased as punch when he let me buy some rocks from the gift shop.

I might be a bit older now, but I still love wandering around the museum whenever I have a free day and treating myself to the odd trinket or two!

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