Edinburgh

View from Belford Rd.

View from Belford Rd.


Eat

Lovecrumbs

Lovecrumbs

Lovecrumbs (Old Town): Quirky cafe for enjoying your cake and coffee while sitting in the front window, at a piano, or over an old drum.

Ting Thai Caravan (Old Town): Right near the university, this little spot has delicious and cheap Thai street food.

Spoon (Old Town): Cute, relaxed and airy Bohemian cafe. Great spot for brunch or to work with the large windows allowing in lots of light.

The Baked Potato Shop (Old Town): Little hole in the wall serving vegan and vegetarian tatties!

The Georgian Tea Room at the Dome (New Town): The Georgian Tea Room is perfect for indulging in a little opulence with your afternoon spot of tea.

Kilimanjaro Coffee (Old Town): Relaxed and comfortable hangout spot with couches and a rustic atmosphere. Great for breakfast, paninis and soups.

Pinnies & Poppy Seeds (Old Town): The best artisan shortbread. They bake in small batches every day and you can smell the shortbread from down the street.

Kim's Mini Meals (Old Town): Cozy restaurant run by a Korean family, serving up amazing bibimbap.

New Town Deli (New Town): Perfect spot for takeaway - paninis and salads for lunch while exploring New Town.

The Potting Shed (Old Town): Creative, farm-to-table food in an eccentric, garden-themed space.


Hang

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat: A MUST in Edinburgh. Try to climb earlier in the day before it get's too dark. The views are beautiful.

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

Calton Hill: For great views of the city.

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens: Beautiful park and gardens.

The Meadows: For a walk or a picnic.

Armstrongs (Old Town): All things vintage.

Armchair Books (Old Town): Little bookshop.

Life Story

Life Story

Life Story (New Town): Design + homeware boutique.

Dick's (New Town): Independent shop selling quality menswear.

Modern Art Gallery

Modern Art Gallery

Modern Art Gallery

Modern Art Gallery

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (New Town): One of the most creative gallery spaces I've been to.

Greyfriars Kirkyard (Old Town): Where J.K. Rowling got a lot of the character's names for the books. Try to find Tom Riddle!

Royal Botanic Garden: Nature walk.


Day Trip: Glasgow

GOMA

GOMA

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA): Cool space with innovative works.

Hidden Lane Tearoom

Hidden Lane Tearoom

Hidden Lane Tearoom: Tearoom tucked away in a sunny little corner.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: Great gallery, check out the Impressionist exhibit.

Kelvingrove Park: Walking + exploring.

Uni Campus

Uni Campus

University of Glasgow: Stunning campus.

Hanoi Bike Shop

Hanoi Bike Shop

Hanoi Bike Shop: With bicycles hanging from the ceiling, this lively and offbeat restaurant serves amazing fresh Vietnamese street food. Beyonce known to frequent.