Edinburgh castle on a hill

A Treasure Trove of Hidden Gems In Edinburgh

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Pint of beer being filled upDiscovering Edinburgh’s many culinary delights can be tricky. More often than not it all boils down to two things: taste and budget. Are you in the mood for good ol’ pub fayre? Or do you have a hankering for a high-end, culinary treat? With countless pubs, endless restaurants and pop ups all over Edinburgh, take a turn down any street in Edinburgh and you’ll be spoilt for choice. But if you’re looking to venture off the eaten track, there are a number of hidden gems in Edinburgh sure to fill the gap. From Mary’s Milk Bar and Pig in a Poke, to Mum’s Great Comfort Food and Beer and Skittles, whether you’re visiting Edinburgh for a day, a week, or you’re a loving local, make sure you make a meal of it.


Calton Hill, overlooking EdinburghSpare The Wallet, Spoilt Yourself

The best things in life are free. And like many hidden gems in Edinburgh, a number of our favourite just happen to be free too. For the culture vultures out there, all national galleries and museums are free. Which means art lovers can master the art of Edinburgh on a budget simply by visiting the National Galleries of Scotland, the Gallery of Modern Art or the National Portrait Gallery. But the buck doesn’t stop there. Take a walk up Calton Hill, explore the haunted, historical Greyfriars Kirk or trek up Arthur’s Seat for a bird’s eye view of the beautiful city.


Sweets, chocolates and confectionary in a storeGo Shopping For Trinkets

No budget? No problem. Hit the high street and enjoy the best of boutique, craft, traditional Scottish wares and high-end fashion. Got a bit of a sweet tooth? Take a turn down Jeffery Street for a full on sugar rush at Lickety Splits. If you’re the gift-giving half of a bromancing duo, or simply a man who likes to look after his looks, make sure you hit The Brotique – the perfect place for the not-so-fair sex to stock up on lotions, potions and all things Y-chromosome-related.



Stay In The Best Boutique Edinburgh Hotels

When it comes to hidden gems in Edinburgh, we’ve saved the best for last. Our beautiful boutique hotel is one of Edinburgh’s best-kept secrets. With all the elegance and charm of the Victorian era, traditional Scottish hospitality and stunning décor, The Dunstane is an intimate, luxurious hideaway for anyone looking to explore Scotland’s vibrant capital.