Edinburgh is a truly incredible city with so much to offer. When you are ready to head a little further off the beaten track, check out our tips below for some of the more unique things you can do from sleeping in a ship to luxury guided tours.
Stay – Fingal
There is a reason Fingal is not only the top rated hotel in Edinburgh but also one of Tripadvisor’s best 1% of small hotels in the world! This small but luxurious hotel is a beautifully restored ship with a fascinating story and offers a truly personal experience from the moment you step on board. Located in the port of Leith, larger bathrooms have grand freestanding bathtubs, the restaurant and bar provides sumptuous food and drinks using local produce and there is even a double height ballroom for special events.
Do – Johnnie Walker Princes Street
This truly immersive and personalised experience will change your opinion on whisky for good – breaking stereotypes and converting even those who aren’t such a fan! Learn the story of young John Walker with interactive exhibitions from his humble beginnings opening a grocery store to how he turned it into the world’s most popular Scotch whisky. Along the way there are plenty of tasting opportunities to ensure you won’t go thirsty and each one is tailored to your preferences. After your experience head to one of the 2 rooftop bars to continue your whisky journey with a substantial range of whiskies to sample as well as fantastic views over Edinburgh and delicious food.
Experience – Little’s Chauffeur Drive
Tour the sights of Edinburgh in style with this luxury bespoke chauffeur service. Their team of travel specialists are able to tailor their services to ensure you tick off exactly what you are looking to see, all from the comfort of a private top class vehicle. Their drivers are full of fascinating stories to keep you entertained and they have an increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles, perfect for more sustainable exploring.
Drink – Fortitude Coffee
Fortitude is a speciality coffee roaster which serves locally sourced food in surroundings crafted from reclaimed wood and original tiles. The decor includes eye-catching wall prints and dried buds in vintage vases are dotted along the tables. There are 3 locations on York Place, Hamilton Place and Newington Road.
Eat – Down The Hatch
This authentic diner is the vision of the Canadian owner who wanted to bring big portions and bigger flavours to Edinburgh. They offer classics such as Canada Dry and poutine alongside epic daily specials and dishes with a local twist such as their Irn Bru float or haggis poutine. There are 2 locations, one on Antigua Street in Edinburgh New Town and one in South Queensferry.
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