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Attractions near our hotel on the Grassmarket

Explore Old Town Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Old Town offers an appealing blend of old-world charm, active nightlife, and iconic architecture. Within five minutes' walk of the Grassmarket's well-known pubs and restaurants is the history-rich Royal Mile, with its small closes, tunnels and stairways.

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The Witchery by the Castle Edinburgh EH1 2NF 0131 225 5613

The Witchery is located at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile delivering an exceptional dining experience through Scottish ingredients in a magical setting.

Tower Restaurant National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK 0131 225 3003

Scotland's first rooftop restaurant sits above Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland serving fresh, locally sourced food during brunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Hadrian's Brasserie Waverley Steps, 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, UK 0131 557 5000

Hadrian's Brasserie offers traditional cuisine with a Scottish twist through it's modern menu in The Balmoral Hotel.

Mussel Inn 61-65 Rose St Edinburgh EH2 2NH United Kingdom 0843 2892 481

Mussel Inn is an award winning seafood restaurant in Edinburgh city centre. Just one block from Princes Street, delicious food is served at affordable prices.

The Voodoo Rooms 19a West Register St, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA 0131 556 7060

The Voodoo Rooms is an award winning bar & restaurant in Edinburgh city centre featuring music and entertainment alongside an American menu.

Mark Greenaway 63 N Castle St, Edinburgh EH2 3LJ, UK 0131 226 1155

An array of innovative and modern Scottish cuisine, this three AA rosette winning restaurant is the perfect date night.

Forth Floor Restaurant 30 - 34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD 0131 524 8350

The Forth Floor Restaurant offers luxury dining with some of the best views that Edinburgh has to offer from the city and Firth of Forth. Take a visit for luxury shopping, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner menus with exceptional service.

The Dome The Dome, 14 George St, New Town, Edinburgh EH2 2PF 0131 624 8624

An Edinburgh institution since opening its doors in 1996, The Dome sits resplendent with its Graeco-Roman façade and Corinthian Portico in central George Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town welcoming local residents and those from across the world 362 days of the year

Tony Singh at Apex Grassmarket 31 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, UK 0131 300 3456

Come hungry for a mash-up of fusion food which shows off the very best of Scottish and British produce. And bring your pals – the menu is all about sharing.

The Kitchin Commercial Quay, Edinburgh EH6, UK 0131 555 1755

The Kitchin Restaurant opened in 2006 by renowned Chef Tom Kitchin on Edinburgh's stylish waterfront. The Kitchin uses French techniques and Scottish produce in a converted whiskey warehouse.

The Honours 58A North Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3LU, United Kingdom 0131 220 2513

The Honours is the restaurant of award winning chef and restaurateur Martin Wishart. The brasserie-style setting serves up a French-Scottish menu on North Castle Street.

The Pompadour by Galvin 15 Rutland St, Edinburgh EH1, UK 0131 222 8975

Modern French cuisine is served at The Pompadour by Galvin in one of the grandest dining rooms in Edinburgh. Lunches, festive menus, pre-theatre and events are all catered for.

Martin Wishart 52 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6RA, UK 0131 553 3557

Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart opened his first Edinburgh restaurant in 1999 situated on the historic port area of Leith. It gained it's first Michelin star in 2001 and has retained it's success ever since.

Agua Restaurant 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, UK 08000498302

Agua Restaurant & Bar brings sleek design touches, precise plating and excellent service from the moment of arrival. Ensconced in a seductive, modern space set back from the bustling street, this Grassmarket restaurant serves succulent fine dining selections alongside savoury sides and nibbles. The restaurant also offers one of Edinburgh City Centre's most comprehensive wine lists and an array of expertly prepared cocktails.

The Outsider 15-16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EE 0131 226 3131

The Outsider is a laid back restaurant which thrives upon fresh, seasonal produce with Edinburgh Castle views.

Biddy Mulligans 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, UK 0131 220 1246

Situated in the heart of the historic Grassmarket, Biddy Mulligan's has become world renowned for its authentic Irish atmosphere, it's rip roaring live music and seriously good scran like yer mammy makes

Mamma's Pizza 30 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, UK 0131 225 6464

Mamma's is an award winning US-style pizzeria on Edinburgh's Grassmarket offering over 40 toppings with outside seating in summer months.

Ondine 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK 0131 226 1888

Ondine is one of Edinburgh's best seafood restaurants where you can truly relax, roll up your sleeves and tuck into seafood and shellfish.

Huxley 1-3 Rutland St, Edinburgh EH1 2AE, United Kingdom 0131 229 3402

The Huxley is conveniently located at the west end of Princes Street with comfortable and sociable areas to relax through great food and drink.

Teuchters 26 William St, Edinburgh EH3 7NH, United Kingdom 0131 226 1036

Teuchters Landing is a traditional style freehouse in the popular Shore area of Leith. The pub is the former waiting room for the Leith to Aberdeen steamboat ferry & has a large beer garden & pontoon that fill up quickly during the summer months.

McKirdy's Steakhouse 157 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8AG, UK 0131 229 6660

McKirdy's is Edinburgh's only steakhouse owned and supplied by award winning butchers, not to be missed if you've got time for an indulgent dinner in Edinburgh's Haymarket.

Kyloe 1-3 Rutland St, Edinburgh EH1 2AE, United Kingdom 0131 229 3402

Kyloe is Edinburgh's leading gourmet steak restaurant conveniently placed at the west end of Princes Street with an unmissable cow outside.

Lebowski's Bar 18 Morrison St Edinburgh EH3 8BJ United Kingdom 0131 466 1779

Lebowski's is one of Edinburgh's busiest bars bringing traditional, locally sourced Scottish dishes through an all-wood watering hole.

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Jenners 48 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, UK

Jenners Department Store, located on Princes Street, provides the widest range of designer brands on the high street.

Multrees Walk 2 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh, UK 0131 557 0050

Edinburgh's luxury shopping street, Multrees Walk includes Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Mulberry, Michael Kors and more.

Waverley Mall prince's mall, 3 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2QP, UK 0131 557 3759

Waverley Mall is an indoor shopping centre located next to Waverley Station boasting stores such as Superdry, New Look, Warehouse, and the Body Shop

Princes Street 30-31 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, UK

Princes Street is Edinburgh's main shopping street facing Edinburgh Castle. It stretches around 1 mile and is now accessible by Tram.

Ocean Terminal Ocean Dr, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, UK 0131 555 8888

Enjoy waterfront shopping and dining at Ocean Terminal. Shops include Debenhams, FatFace, French Connections, H&M, New Look, Schuh and more.

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh 30-34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD, United Kingdom 0131 524 8388

Harvey Nichols is a British department store chain which sells fashion collections, beauty products, food and drink. Visit the Fourth Floor Restaurant for city views.

Stockbridge Markets 1 Saunders Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TQ

The perfect Sunday morning for exploring. Visit the quirky stalls of local suppliers before a stroll down the Water of Leith.

Royal Mile 93 The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Packed full of culture and high quality specialist shops, The Royal Mile has lots to offer. You'll find boutiques and traditional Scottish shops with something for every tourist.

Grassmarket Markets 1 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Every Saturday, the Grassmarket becomes an abundance of local treasures through the markets. Step outside the hotel to over 20 stalls offering high quality, sustainable and local produce, crafts and gifts.

Debenhams 109 Princes Street Edinburgh, Lothian EH2 3AA United Kingdom 0844 561 6161

One of Princes Streets many department stores, Debenhams is full of high street brands offering women's fashion, men's fashion, beauty, furniture and electricals.

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo Edinburgh Castle 0131 225 1188

Edinburgh Tattoo is one of the greatest shows on earth. With a global reach, the Tattoo is set each August within Edinburgh Castle Esplanade featuring performers from all over the world.

Edinburgh Playhouse 18-22 Greenside Ln, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK 0844 871 3014

The Edinburgh Playhouse is the largest working theatre in the UK in terms of audience capacity. The venue is used for large scale touring musical productions.

The Queen's Hall 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, UK 0131 668 2019

The Queen's Hall is a 900-capacity music venue formally opened by The Queen in 1979 now showing over 100 shows each year.

BT Murrayfield Stadium BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ 0131 346 5250

BT Murrayfield Stadium is the home of Scottish Rugby, a sports stadium located in th west end of Edinburgh with a capacity of over 67,000.

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX 0131 248 4848

The Royal Lyceum Theatre is a 658-seat theatre in Edinburgh bringing performances such as shows, events and educational activities for young people.

Usher Hall 3 Cambridge St, Edinburgh EH1, UK 0131 228 1155

The Usher Hall is a five star concert hall on Lothian Road hosting concerts and events such as Christmas choirs and music gigs.

The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh EH1, UK 0131 558 7272

The Stand runs some of Scotland's best comedy nights with shows every night of the week. From local, Scottish talents to International acts, The Stand brings comedy to Edinburgh. Keep an eye out for guest appearances of warm up shows, the likes of Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle have been known to stop in whilst in town!

Edinburgh International Conference Centre EICC THE EXCHANGE EDINBURGH EH3 8EE SCOTLAND 0131 300 3000

Better known as the EICC, this award-winning centre of excellence is known for world class events and conferences in it's city centre location.

King's Theatre 2 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3, UK 0131 529 6000

The home of Edinburgh's panto, The King's Theatre is one of the cities most iconic in it's prominent place on Leven Street. You'll find a range of shows in the calendar, year round.

Traverse Theatre Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EN, UK 0131 228 1404

The Traverse is Scotland's most foremost theatre company dedicated to new writing.

Tynecastle McLeod St, Edinburgh EH11 2NL 0871 663 1874

Tynecastle Stadium is the home of Scottish Professional Football League club Heart of Midlothian, locally known as Hearts. Tickets are available for home games throughout the season.

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National Museum of Scotland Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom 0300 123 6789

National Museum of Scotland brings halls of diversity, world cultures and the natural world to one building where visitors can explore and learn for free.

The Scotch Whisky Experience 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, United Kingdom 0131 220 0441

The Scotch Whiskey Experience tells the tale through a tour of Scotland's national drink with exhibits and a barrel ride.

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, United Kingdom 0131 624 6200

The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. Located on The Mound, just off Princes Street, it is free to enter and packed full of exhibitions.

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, United Kingdom 0131 225 9846

Edinburgh Castle dominates the central Edinburgh skyline. It's position adjacent to Princes Street and on top of the Castle Rock makes it easily accessible, impressive and iconic.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, United Kingdom 0131 624 6200

The Portrait Gallery is an art museum on Queen Street, Edinburgh. It holds the national collections of portraits of Scotland's past and present.

Our Dynamic Earth 112-116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh EH8 8AS 0131 550 7800

Dynamic Earth is a fve star visitor attraction in Edinburgh that tells the story of the planet Earth from the foot of Arthur's Seat. Packed with dynamic and interactive exhibits, it's a great family day out.

Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, United Kingdom 0131 556 5100

Commonly referred to as The Palace of Holyrood, this is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. It's open to the public to visit and tour with seasonal opening times.

The Scott Monument Princes Street, Edinburgh

Standing at 60m tall in Princes Street Gardens, The Monument is to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. The monument is Victorian Gothic and is the largest monument to a writer in the world.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 543-2 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, UK 0131 226 3709

The fascinating Camera Obscura is spread over five floors full of amazing optical illusions. The rooftop terrace provides 360 degree views of Edinburgh.

The Real Mary King's Close 2 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PG, United Kingdom 0845 070 6244

The Real Mary King's Close is a maze of underground streets and rooms which in the 1600's were part of Edinburgh's busiest and most vibrant areas. Take a tour to find out why 400 years later they have found their way underground.

Scottish Parliament Building Edinburgh EH99 1SP, United Kingdom 0131 348 5000

Scotland's parliament sits at the foot of the Royal Mile and is the home of Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Visitors can visit the public areas of the building or book a guided tour.

Edinburgh Dungeons 31 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DF 0871 423 2250

Theatrical actors, special effects and a unique walk through experience, Edinburgh Dungeons is a hilarious but sometimes scary day out. The dungeons offer cutting edge storytelling, two underground rides and 11 actor led shows taking you through Edinburgh's history.

Royal Yacht Britannia Ocean Dr, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ

Royal Yacht Britannia is a great family attraction located in Ocean Terminal. Having played host to some of the world's most famous people, this yacht is packed with history. Book with 10% off as an Apex Hotels guest.

Edinburgh Zoo 134 Corstorphine Rd Edinburgh EH12 6TS 0131 314 0326

Throw yourself into a world of experiences at Edinburgh Zoo. From the UK's only Pandas to the Budongo Trail - you'll be sure to have a fun packed day in the Zoo.

Gladstone's Land 477B Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, United Kingdom 0131 226 5856

Gladstone's Land is a surviving 17th Century high-tenement house in The Old Town of Edinburgh. Owned by The National Trust, it's open to visitors.

John Knox House 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, United Kingdom 0131 556 9579

John Knox House dates back to 1470 and is the only original medieval building surviving on the Royal Mile.

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Princes Street Gardens Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, United Kingdom 0131 529 7921

Princes Street gardens is a public park just off Princes Street in Edinburgh city centre. Have a picnic or wander in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle.

Arthur's Seat Holyrood Park Edinburgh UK

Holyrood Park is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat is the highest point. The seat is a dormant volcano peaking at 251m above sea level offering panoramic views of the city.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Arboretum Place Edinburgh EH3 5NZ United Kingdom 0131 248 2909

These gardens are a world-renowned scientific centre of the study of plants, their diversity and conservations. The gardens are open to explore and feature seasonal events including the winter Botanic Lights show in November.

St Andrew Square St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2

This city square links the East End of George Street to Multrees Walk and beyond. Dominated by the fluted column of the Melville Monument, the square acts as a central point within Edinburgh Festivals and Edinburgh's Christmas. Whether you're enjoying the gardens, attending a Festival show or ice skating around the Christmas Markets, you'll be amazed at the stunning surroundings of these city centre gardens.

The Meadows Melville Dr, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH9 9EX, United Kingdom 0131 529 5151

The Meadows is a large public park in Edinburgh to the south of the city. It's largely open space and is a great area for fitness, picnics and children's play.

Holyrood Park Queen's Dr, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, United Kingdom 0131 652 8150

Holyrood Park is a Royal Park in Edinburgh just East of Edinburgh Castle. Featuring an array of hills,lochs, glens, ridges and is a remarkably wild piece of landscape on the fringe of the city.

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Wellington Coffee 33A George St, Edinburgh, EH2 2HN 0131 225 6854

After a recent refurbishment, Wellington Coffee is firmly focussed on getting the best from the bean as possible. The menu has been refined and now offers large scones and cakes.

Brew Lab University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8, UK 0131 662 8963

Brew Lab is a speciality coffee house serving a range of single-origin filter and espresso coffees alongside artisan food with a local twist.

Castello Coffee Co. 7A Castle St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 3AH, United Kingdom 0131 225 9780

A small, but high quality food and drink offering is guaranteed to Castello Coffee, usually busy with regulars and passers by in the heart of Castle Street.

Caffe Piccolo 25 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HP, UK 0131 225 8387

Caffe Piccolo provides take away and light bites in Edinburgh's Grassmarket.

Mary's Milk Bar 17 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Enjoy some of the best gelato and chocolate that Edinburgh has to offer. Just a few moments from the hotel, you'll be treated to fresh ingredients, unusual flavours and new ways to enjoy them.

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 441 0440