Day out in Edinburgh

Any recomendations for what to do for a day out in Edinburgh? Taking a friend for her 21st birthday and want to make it really memorable - any ideas of cute restaurants, cafes, shops?

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I’d definitely go for lunch or dinner at Noto and oysters and fizz at The White Horse on the Royal Mile. The vintage shops in the Grassmarket are really cool, too.

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Ooh and another tip, follow @guideto_edinburgh on insta for lots of ideas!

There are a few good recs here:

I’ve lived there for 6+ years. The Devils Advocate is a great spot for food/drinks in Old town and there is a fun whisky tour (inc a ride!) off the royal mile as well (diff to Johnny Walker tour). Thistle Street in New Town has cute shops + restaurants and Stockbridge is a great neighbourhood for both as well (plus the botanic gardens). If you are up for a short hike then Calton Hill has beautiful views of the city as well as an art gallery/resto on top. The walk along Dean Village/Water of Leith is also lovely. Victoria Street & Grassmarket are a bit touristy but still worth seeing - Cold Town House there has a rooftop bar looking directly onto the castle.

I love Devil’s Advocate!

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