National Archives of Scotland
You will need to ask for a reader’s ticket (free) – bring some form of ID. Use of the Historical Search Room is free and is first come,...
Café Royal Circle Bar
Perhaps the classic Edinburgh bar, the Cafe Royal’s main claims to fame are its magnificent oval bar and the series of Doulton tile...
Café Royal Oyster Bar
Pass through the revolving doors on the corner of West Register St and you're transported back to Victorian times – a palace of glinting...
Guildford Arms information
Lonely Planet review
Located next door to the Cafe Royal Circle Bar, the Guildford is another classic Victorian pub full of polished mahogany, brass and ornate cornices. The range of real ales is excellent – try to get a table in the unusual upstairs gallery, with a view over the sea of drinkers below.