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Nearby Attractions

The National Museum of Scotland is around 7 minutesí walk away at the other end of George IV Bridge. Full of artefacts that cover everything from Scottish history to sea creatures you could spend all day there. The National Gallery is around 5 minutesí walk down the Mound. Both are free and very popular for days out.

For more information check the websites here:

National Museum of Scotland
National Galleries

Rabbie's is a multi-award winning small group tours company that gives you the oportunity of getting off the beaten track and onto the back roads where other tours cannot go. Touring with no more than 16 passengers gives you more. More personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an all-round memorable experience.

To explore further and book your tour visit the website:

Rabbie's Small Group Tours

There are also a range of paid attractions close by. Edinburgh Castle is probably the most famous toursit destination in Edinburgh, and its not hard to see why. Or, for a true taste of Scotland and the most unique distillery tour around we can recommend a visit to The Scotch Whiskey Experience.

For opening times, prices and the latest news, please check the websites:

Edinburgh Castle
The Scotch Whiskey Experience


We donít have a dining space, but visitors are welcome to leave for lunch with a hand-stamp and return to continue enjoying the exhibits.

In fine weather Princes Street gardens are a short walk (around 5 minutes) down the hill for those that have brought a packed lunch.

For an informal light bite, lunch or afternoon tea with your group, we recommend Cafe Hub, located on the ground floor of The Hub just opposite

Camera Obscura. Booking for groups of more than 10 is recommended.

For more information please contact the team at Cafe Hub on 0131 473 2015 email or visit their website

For a sit-down meal we recommend Maison Bleue Resturant, at the top of Victoria Street, about 2 minutesí walk away. They offer a 10% discount to our visitors, but please book in advance for groups between 6 and 30 people.

For more information or to book, contact Sara on 0131 226 1900 or, or take a look at the website

Places to Stay

If you are holidaying in Edinburgh and need a place to stay we can highly recommend the serviced apartments run by either Fountaincourt Apartments or The Edinburgh Address. A bit more space than a regular hotel but still in fantastic locations, check whatís available when you are visiting on their websites.

Fountaincourt Apartments

The Edinburgh Address

Other Activities in Scotland
If you are interested in sailing, check out Sail Scotland - the national marketing organisation for sailing and marine tourism.
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