This magnificent 17th-century hall, with original oak hammer-beam roof, is where the old Scottish Parliament met before its dissolution...
National Museum of Scotland
Broad, elegant Chambers St is dominated by the long facade of the National Museum of Scotland. Its extensive collections are spread...
St Giles Cathedral
The great grey bulk of St Giles Cathedral dates largely from the 15th century, but much of it was restored in the 19th century. One of...
A big, booming industrial-chic bar with more than 100 whiskies on offer (Scotch, Irish, American and Japanese), as well as a fine...
Eateries don't come much simpler. Order some bowls of barbecued chicken wings (six wings per portion) with the sauce of your choice (a...
143 Cowgate · interesting places nearby
The Edinburgh outpost of Scotland's self-styled 'punk brewery', BrewDog stands out among the sticky-floored dives that line the Cowgate, with its polished concrete bar and cool, industrial-chic decor. As well as its own highly rated beers, there's a choice of guest real ales, and – a sign of a great trad pub – coat hooks under the edge of the bar.