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Edinburgh, Scotland – a genuine gem in the UK





Where to stay:
Panda Villa – 
You will really feel home in this oasis of peace just off central Edinburgh. Panda Villa is situated in one of the residential areas around Holyrood Park and it is a Bed & Breakfast with a very Zen touch. The place is really comfy & lovely, and definitely not conventional type of B&B, which is what makes it cooler! It’s owned by an English expat, Martin, really nice chap who will give all sort of tips & informations you’ll need while staying in Edinburgh… And also, really great value for money! Thumbs up to Panda Villa – Namaste Martin! 🙂

Urbanangel Cafe – Not to be missed spot for Brunch, just off George St in the new town. Amazing selection of fresh juices & smoothies, eggs, cakes within a great atmosphere, and something that always gains me, great music…

Larder Cafe, A Taste of the Country – Just off the Royal Mile. That’s their cafe, I’ll tell you more about this one in The Brunch Club Edinburgh Edition in the next few days. Stay tuned! 😉 

Lovecrumbs Cafe – Cakes in a very vintage touch cafe, just off Grassmarket

Mimi’s Bakehouse – Just on the Royal Mile – Cakes & cupcakes on all the shapes and flavours that you could dream of…

Best Storyteller & Local guide in town:
Calum Lykan Storytelling – If you want to have a Free guided tour with a real Scottish taste, here’s your man. He’s not in the country all year long, but when he is, he’s got daily tours starting in the Royal Mile. 

Bon Vivant just off the Royal Mile in one of those charming little narrow streets – Tres tres chic 😉 
Harvey Nichols Terrace with great views over town. 
The Devils Advocate Bar & Kitchen – Pretty cool vibe just off the Royal Mile too…

A really nice walkabout in town:
, full of nice shops & little cafes, green lovely areas, the canal and they have the Stockbridge Market on every Sunday.
A little hike with amazing views over town:
Arthur’s Seat 
– This is a dormant volcano situated just a 10 minutes walk from the Royal Mile in Holyrood Park. Walking it up the hill to get to see the views over town to then finishing it right at the other end of town, is the perfect plan for an afternoon in Edinburgh. (At least for a sunny one 😉 It’s a very easy walk, highly recommended!


As you can see, Edinburgh has a lot of ingredients that make her an amazing town to visit for a little or a long while… For me, if there was a city where I’d live in the UK other than London, Edinburgh would for sure be my pick 🙂
Stay tuned for The Brunch Club – Edinburgh Edition in the next days… 

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