anonymous asked:

When going to Edinburgh what are some must-see sights??

City center–

Sights: Edinburgh Castle (do not miss the National War Museum), the entire Royal Mile, have lunch at Deacon Brodie’s overlooking the Mile if you’re feeling touristy, Grassmarket pubs, the Old Town Book Shop on Victoria Street, St. Giles Cathedral (don’t miss the Thistle Chapel), the Tattoo if you’re there in August, Holyrood Palace and Abbey, Arthur’s Seat, Greyfriars Kirkyard, Elephant House, George Street for shopping, HARVEY NICHOLS, Princes Street Gardens, Waterstones Princes Street, DEAN VILLAGE, Edinburgh Zoo, Fettes College (aka Hogwarts), this isn’t the center but the Forth bridges are something to see especially the rail bridge

Restaurants/bars: Monteiths, Tigerlily, Copper Blossom, The Dome, high tea at the Balmoral, Shebeen, gin fizzes at Bar Amarone, the Huxley, Kyloe, Edinburgh Gin Distillery, Lovecrumbs, Mary’s Milk Bar, beer garden at the Beehive in the Grassmarket, and my Auntie Gillian’s kitchen :)