This magnificent 17th-century hall, with original oak hammer-beam roof, is where the original Scottish Parliament met before its...
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 dominates Edinburgh's High St. Properly called the High Kirk of Edinburgh (it was only a true...
Red Vodka Club
Red is a stylish, dimly lit, cellarlike venue with a bar that specialises in flavoured and frozen vodkas. Pretty much every night is a...
This Edinburgh stalwart is known for its rainforest interior (potted ferns in atmospheric dimness) and has a brilliant menu that jumps...
143 Cowgate · interesting places nearby
The Edinburgh outpost of Scotland's self-styled 'punk brewery', BrewDog stands out among the grimy, sticky-floored dives that line the Cowgate, with its cool, industrial-chic designer look. As well as its own highly rated beers, there's a choice of four guest real ales.