Highland Tolbooth Kirk
Edinburgh's tallest spire (71.7m) is at the foot of Castlehill and is a prominent feature of the Old Town's skyline. The interior has...
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Scottish Genealogy Society Library
Maintains the world’s largest library of Scottish gravestone inscriptions and a comprehensive records and family history collection.
One of the city's best traditional-style pubs (it's not as old as it looks), serving a range of excellent real ales, Scottish craft gins...
Witchery by the Castle
Set in a merchant’s town house dating from 1595, the Witchery is a candlelit corner of antique splendour with oak-panelled walls, low...
Castlehill · interesting places nearby
Café Hub information
A hall beneath the Highland Tolbooth Kirk – now home to the Edinburgh Festival offices – has been transformed into this genial cafe, with artwork lit by sunlight slanting through leaded Gothic windows. Drop in for cake and cappuccino, or try something more filling such as a sharing platter of Highland venison charcuterie.