The capital of Scotland, there’s plenty to do in Edinburgh when you’re out and about. Within easy walking distance of the apartment are many places of interest. Click on the links to find out more!
Princes Street & Gardens
Princes Street is home many department stores and from it there are superb views of Edinburgh Castle. The gardens are a delight in summer, and towards Christmas they are the site of the magical Christmas Market and fun fair. There is always plenty to see and do. You can also visit the Scott Monument and the Scottish National Gallery.
For great views of the Castle, Princes Street, the River Forth and Holyrood Castle, try a climb up Calton Hill.
George Street, created as the major thoroughfare in Georgian Edinburgh, now contains many upmarket boutiques, as well as smart restaurants and bars, such as the Dome.
Food and drink: Scotland’s best
We have lots of restaurants and bars nearby
PICKLES BAR, voted favourite Edinburgh restaurant in Tripadvisor, is a few minutes’ walk away.
NEW CHAPTER, also close by, is another top 10 tripadvisor restaurant.
THE MAGNUM is lovely for a relaxed lunch.
THE ARCHIPELAGO BAKERY, just round the corner, has beautiful artisanal fresh bread and provides delicious snacks and lunches.
Small Shops, Galleries and Antique stores
The New Town, and a short walk away, trendy Stockmarket, has a large choice of independent stores, art galleries and antique shops. A fascinating place to stroll and browse!
As in most of Scotland, many museums in Edinburgh are free, although there may be a charge for special exhibitions. Here are just a couple of them, all within walking distance:
Edinburgh boasts many fine theatres, with a variety of styles of presentation. Nearest to Anthemion is the Edinburgh Playhouse, but the others are easily reached.
A short stroll from Anthemion is Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, an oasis in the city with stunning landscaped gardens and beautiful glasshouses. You can have a snack there after you’ve had a walk around.
Holyrood Palace and Abbey
An easy walk round the bottom of Calton Hill and along Calton Road to the Queen’s Edinburgh residence. Free audio guide, but also guided tours of both the Palace and the Abbey.
Fun Tours to other Places of Interest
There are a number of themed tours around the city that give a different perspective on Edinburgh, its life and its history
Home of Scotland’s two pandas, and a fine group of penguins, Edinburgh Zoo is a great family day out.