Top Things To Do In Edinburgh

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I lived in Edinburgh for about a year. This has been quite a while ago why I thought it’s time to visit again. Together with Simon we spent a couple of days in this most magical of all cities. Edinburgh is the birthplace of Harry Potter and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It is a sublime and awe-inspiring spot I can warmly recommend to all of you. Below you can read up my personal highlights and non-touristy tips for a short stay in the scottish capital. Just before getting going you should keep two things in mind when thinking about visiting the North though: First, wear layers of clothes. Humidity in Scotland is high and even though your weather forecast predicts rainy but moderate 5 degrees it’s gonna feel a lot colder. Second, try to visit in July when temperatures peak around 22 degrees which will enable you to hike the highlands, visit nearby St. Andrews, play golf, or at least get to wander up the city hills.

  1. Try Scotch Eggs and Haggis at the Stockbridge Market on sundays.
  2. Have a stroll around Dean Village & Leith Walk.
  3. Indulge in a wide selection of beer and whisky at Dagda Bar.
  4. Hang out at Teviot and Potterow (the meeting points for all students). There is always something going on at Teviot.
  5. Make sure to go on a whisky tasting with the guys from the “water of life” society (WOLS). I love whisky. My favourite one has been Hazelburn 8y but there is quite a wide range to indulge in. WOLS not only are experts on the topic – they tell you all about the distilling process and the whisky culture in general as well as in detail.
  6. Spend a day with tea and cheese scones at Portobello beach. This used to be my favourite spot very much resembling the slugline in the movie Submarine saying “Every night I come to the same place until the sky catches up with my mood“.
  7. Galleries and Museums in Edinburgh are for free. I do believe this is an excellent idea since it knock’s off eliticism of one’s perch – something I find utterly prevalent and dreadful down here in Austria. There are way too many amazing art spaces in Edinburgh. My absolute favourites were Talbot Rice Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland.
  8. Vintage Shopping at Armstrong’s feels like heaven so make sure to put it on your bucket list.
  9. Grab a coffee and cinamon bun at Söderberg and stroll the Meadows.
  10. Last but not least, enjoy your cityscape view at Calton Hill.