Itineraries You Can Steal

Scotland Itinerary

January 11, 2016

ITINERARIES YOU CAN STEAL: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

 

Airbnb Accommodations:

Grassmarket with a view of Edinburgh Castle

  • Sleeps 4 comfortably
  • Central location
  • Pubs and restaurants across the street
  • Short walk to the Royal Mile & Princes Street

Lunches:

Reekie’s Smokehouse BBQ

  • Walkable Cowgate neighborhood
  • Melt-in-your-mouth meats
  • Friendly staff
  • Casual dining (picnic benches, quizzes, crayons and more!)
  • Reservation for party of 4+ recommended

The Black Rose

  • Convenient location off Princes Street
  • Lively pub
  • Good for drinks, a quick meal, and a short break from shopping

The Caffeine Drip

Brew Dog

 

Dinners:

The Witchery by the Castle

  • Beautiful location next to Edinburgh Castle
  • Romantic ambiance
  • Superb service
  • Delicious food
  • Need a reservation

Wildfire

  • Romantic ambiance
  • Attentive staff
  • Try the steak
  • Excellent Malbec
  • Definitely make a reservation

Whiski Rooms

  • British and Scottish options
  • Delicious salmon
  • Old Fashioned is impressive

Made in Italy

  • Center of Grassmarket
  • Takeaway pizza for a relaxing night

Divino Enoteca

  • Great wine selection
  • Lobster ravioli is fantastic
  • Staff is very friendly and accommodating

 

 Whisky Tastings:

Scotch Whisky Tasting at the Balmoral

  • In December try the Christmas Whisky Journey
  • Very educational
  • Friendly staff

Whiski Rooms

  • Yes, this is getting mentioned for a second time..
  • Bar staff is fabulous
  • Reservation isn’t necessary for tastings
  • Great vibe

 

Tours:

Viator Underground Walking Tour

  • 1-hour night walk
  • Ghost stories
  • History lesson

Viator Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond (and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery if available)

 

 Pubs:

The Black Bull (12 Grassmarket)

  • Locals joint
  • Go see DJ Mike for some great 80’s/90’s music!
  • Centrally located
  • Tons of seating

The Boozy Cow

  • Great for late night drinks
  • Right off Princes Street
  • Funky decor

The Smallest Pub in Scotland

It’s small 🙂

 

 

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