The pubs are found throughout Edinburgh and trendy bars ranging from elegant to historic traditional tavernas.

The Bow Bar, in the Old Town, is a lovely old pub whose walls are decorated with antique mirrors and advertising that sells beer.

The Canny Man has a very unusual decoration trinkets and offers an impressive selection of whiskeys, while the Oxford Bar is a must for fans of Ian Rankin’s old place.

Clubs and theaters

Edinburgh also has many clubs, discos, or offers a more traditional evening in Sandy Bell. On weekends you can listen to live Scottish folk music.

The city also has a number of theaters, some of which have an exciting and original work by Scottish contemporary playwrights, while others with more traditional productions. The Queen’s Hall is the highest place in Edinburgh for chamber music and the world and folk music events.


Buyers can find everything from designer brands to street markets, more extravagant items.

Princes Street is the main shopping street, but the West End, Stockbridge and Bruntsfield offer ideal terrain for hunting more unique. Browse in second-hand shops and galleries in Stockbridge, find something unusual or Bruntsfield.

Souvenirs of Scotland, the Grassmarket, where visitors go shopping through some of the strangest of Edinburgh or relax in one of the cafes, bars and restaurants and the world.

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