The Brass Monkey, Leith

Right on the limits between Leith and Edinburgh lies The Brass Monkey, one of the best places to have a relaxing drink on Leith Walk.

I don’t know if it’s because the place caters to my hipster-y tendancies, but I really love the vibe of the place. Just like its sister pub on Drummond Street up in Newington, The Brass Monkey is all about the movies, with the walls covered in posters and a huge projector set up in the back room playing the evening’s film of choice.¬†With lots of chairs and comfy sofas, you can easily find a place to settle down with a couple of pals on a weeknight.

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Holyrood Park

It’s not in every city you find a 650 acre slice of the Highlands right slap bang in the middle, but as you’ll find, Edinburgh is not like every city! Holyrood Park is a must for visitors, even those just on a brief stay, because it shows the beauty and the diversity of the Scottish landscape, and yet it is only a 10-15 minute walk from most landmarks in the city centre.

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