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EXPLORING IN EDINBURGH’S OLD TOWN

Edinburgh’ Old Town is the perfect place to take a casual stroll, with unique independent shops and chilled cafe bars – it’s an great place to spend a special afternoon, evening & there’s also nocturnal fun to be had!

Fancy meeting the makers? Why not stroll up candlemaker row towards our Scottish National Museum, on the way you can find artisan stores selling locally produced goods.

On Candlemaker Row you will find local arts & crafts from Maple Arts & Hannah Zakari, Latest trends from Fanboy, vintage clothing & accessories from Ladyboss & PI-KU Collective,  Fabulous knitwear from Scottish Designer Joyce Forsyth, and Transreal Fiction Sc/Fi store has local literacy legends in print.

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With food made on the premises there are plenty of restaurants and cafes to grab the perfect espresso and a slice of cake, stop for a spot of lunch or enjoy a delicious three-course dinner.

Add to that cobbled, winding streets, a colourful past and historical heritage as well as views of Edinburgh Castle and you have the perfect setting for a walkabout with your family.

Treat yourselves to cake & coffee from Under The Stairs – a perfect chilled atmos

phere in the centre of Edinburgh!

Leaving it late Under the stairs has a late chilled sound system with guest DJ’s

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If you’d prefer an Scottish treat, you can try overlangshaw ice cream for the best quality home made Scottish flavours such as the tasty “Cowgate Caramel”.

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Many of the restaurants in Candlemaker Row have prepared special menus, including Divino Enoteca, Frankensteins, Merchants Restaurant and more.

food and drink candlemaker row restaurants cafe bars

Fancy meeting the makers? Why not stroll up towards our National Museum where you can find artisan stores selling locally produced goods.

Here you will find local arts & crafts from Maple Arts & Hannah Zakari, Latest trends from Fanboy, vintage clothing & accessories from Ladyboss & PI-KU Collective,  Fabulous knitwear from Scottish Designer Joyce Forsyth, and Transreal Fiction Sc/Fi store has local literacy legends in print.

Spending the weekend? We have a variety of accommodations on offer including The Grassmarket Hotel,  The Apex City Hotel & our secret special cosy apartment “The Old Coaching Inn”  which are all centrally located in the city (1 minute walk from the historic Royal Mile, 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station and 10 minutes walk from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre).

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