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From a special breakfast to a tour of the capital's unique streets. 

For guests like you, we have a collection of unique holiday experiences. Tailor your holiday and make it memorable!

You know what will make your experience special, so get in touch with us and make your journey more than a stay!

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September started off in a spectacular way! From the flamboyant and colourful Edinburgh Mela, a music and dance Festival celebrating diversity, to a delightful Wine Tasting Experience day. If you feel like you have missed something fun, do not worry, there is much more happening the whole month. Have a look below what's on this September in Edinburgh!

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We are really happy to add this beautiful home to The Edinburgh Address portfolio. This lovely Mews, is a modern mid-terrace with beautiful interior and decor. This Mews is in the heart of Edinburgh, 5 minutes walk from Princes Street and close to the best eateries and shops.

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Edinburgh is a unique city with an atmosphere that brings together past and present in a beautiful mix. In August, Edinburgh's atmosphere reaches a new level with every park and cobbled street brimming with life created by fantastic art performers and events. From Foodies Festival to the iconic Fringe, the whole city of Edinburgh becomes a spectacular stage. If you visit Edinburgh you will feel that fantastic wanderlust and explore the city. Yet, after a long day of exploring you might need a beautiful base to relax and treat yourself. We have selected some of the most beautiful homes to enjoy this August.

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August is Festival Month in Edinburgh, with thousands of shows, performers and visitors, bringing life to every cobbled street and wynd. Many visitors come from all-over the world to enjoy the Edinburgh Festival FringeThe Edinburgh International FestivalThe Edinburgh Book Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. You might think that this is it, or maybe you want to experience something new. This is perfect, because Edinburgh has much more to offer! See what other fantastic events are taking place this month and find your next memorable experience!

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As sunny days get longer here in Edinburgh, walking around town in June is a great treat. Of course, the city will still have plenty of events happening for everyone to enjoy. If you love Gin and dancing then enjoy the Gin and Disco festival or watch Strictly Come Dancing's  Kevin and Karen performing a Cha Cha at the Usher Hall. What about the kids? They will be star struck by seeing Peppa Pig's Surprise live at The King's Theater or take part in IRONKIDS Scotland's running events. This is the beginning of a fun-tastic month! Find out what else is going on this June!

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It won't come as a surprise that even this May Edinburgh will provide locals and tourists with a wealth of entertainment. This month more and more festivals will take place in the historic capital, from the International Magic Festival to the Marathon Festival. If you love Whisky and beer then enjoy the World Whisky DayWhisky Stramash and the Edinburgh Beer Festival. What about the kids? They will be amazed and inspired by Imaginate, the arts performance festival dedicated to children.

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Every August, Edinburgh streets are brimming with a unique atmosphere created by fantastic art performers. The Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival will transform the capital in a buoyant stage, presenting shows of all kinds and for every taste. Streets of the festival city will be full of wonders. Immerse yourself in this magical atmosphere and find your perfect holiday home with the festival just on your doorstep.

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Gin in Edinburgh

Before Gin became a beloved beverage distilled in Edinburgh, Scots used to import its precursor 'genever' from the Netherlands, in the 16th, 17th and 18th century. As more genever was imported and even more smuggled in, this fashionable liquor became Edinburgh distillers favourite spirit and the started producing it close to hand. Unfortunately, Edinburgh Gin industry slowly declined, giving more space to whisky, making the latter a popular 20th century drink. Edinburgh’s last gin distillery, Melrose Drover, closed in 1974, an the city’s relationship with the gin trade was over.

But do not despair, because a new generation of gin distillers brought back this old tradition to the capital.

So, let's have a look at favourite bars, pubs and tours in Edinburgh, great for all gin lovers.

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Providing you with the best holiday addresses in Edinburgh for over 10 years!

We are so excited to be celebrating our 10th anniversary this year! Celebrate with us and you will have the chance to win one bottle of the multi-award winning, marvellously mixed Pickering's GinThis iconic gin, hand crafted in the heart of Edinburgh, has been kindly gifted to us for this special occasion!

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Some people enjoy going to the stadium and feel the atmosphere of a rugby match first hand. Others, like me, enjoy watching the match on a nice screen while drinking a pint!

From Rugby to any other sport, these Edinburgh bars are brilliant places to watch sporting events.

 

Teuchters

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My personal favourite. Great place for anyone who loves rugby! If you are passionate about rugby and then this is the right place to go. The atmosphere in this cosy pub is great, the hand-pulled ales are fantastic, bar food is delicious and the staff is very friendly!

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Newingtonis easy to fall in love with. Vibrant and leafy, this residential area is a 20 minutes walk from Edinburgh Roayl Mile. The Victorian architecture and the many independent restaurants and boutiques give Newington a charming and relaxing feel, without all the tourists piling down like in the city centre.This area starts directly beyond the Old Town (where the Royal Mile is) were attractions, bars and restaurants congregate. The Meadows are its beautiful "back garden" and the city centre is within easy walking distance.

What are the best things to do that only locals know about?

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Edinburgh is one of the best tourist destinations when it comes to family attractions. Of course, the Edinburgh Castle is the most popular, but there are many other attractions that can bring great fun to your kids' day. 

One of the things you will always need to consider when visiting Edinburgh, is the weather. Sometimes there are rainy days, sometimes we might have sunny days, and some other days we have all the four seasons in one! That is it one we have selected the best indoor and outdoor activities for a fun-filled family day within the Scottish capital.

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Whisky - The National Drink

Edinburgh and Whisky share together a long and fruitful history. Some records show how 'uisge beatha' (Scottish Gaelic for Whisky) was produced in the capital around the 1500 by the Guild of Barbers and Surgeons. Since then, copper-pot stills have kept on distilling malt whisky (single malt), grain whisky and blended whisky for all the world to enjoy.

During recent years, In Edinburgh more and more people have paid attention to Gin and up-and-coming Rum, but Wishky is still Scots' and tourists favourite. So, where would we go in Edinburgh to learn about and delight our curious palates with Whisky?

These are our favourite bars, pubs and tours in Edinburgh.

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You can’t visit Scotland, and Edinburgh, without making a stop at a distillery or brewery. Whether you prefer whisky, gin or beer you need to dive into the secrets of hand crafted beverages and distilling process.In the past 10 years, distilleries and breweries have become more accessible as people’s palates are becoming more sophisticated and new beverages are created.

Edinburgh is definitely the place to experience all these unique and sophisticated beverages. Let's take a look at our recommendations on our three protagonists; Whisky, Gin and Beer.

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It's February! As usual, Edinburgh has plenty of entertainment to offer and things to do. You can enjoy the fascinating Chinese New Year experience in Edinburgh, from the Giant Lanterns at the Edinburgh Zoo, to a Chinese New Year music concert in Usher Hall. If you love rugby, then this is your month. From the exciting Rugby 6 Nations to the Scottish Fan Fest, a great event to watch rugby while enjoying traditional Scottish food and drinks. If you want to experience something breath-taking then go to the Cirque Bersek or the light installation, Lumen.

So many things to do in the shortest month of the year! Have a fantastic February in Edinburgh.

 

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The Victorian Townhouse

The Scotsman fell in love with our stunning Victorian Townhouse and they decided to write an article about it. Each room has its own personality, making this glamourous house a stunning city boutique, ideal for anyone who wants to have a memorable experience.

But what did the Scotsman think of our townhouse?

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From festivals and fun activities to traditional celebrations and top events, make January memorable with the best things to do in Edinburgh. See what’s on.

 

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 What is Burns Night?

It's a celebration that features whisky, haggis and poetry to commemorate the life of the poet Robert Burns, born on January 25, 1759.
During this night, many Scots hold a Burns supper, with toasts and readings from Robert Burns' poems.

When? 25th January

Where? Across Edinburgh

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Burns Night

Every year, on the 25th of January, true Scots celebrate Burns night in commemoration of the national Bard's life, 'Robbie' Burns. Some events feature whisky, traditional Scottish food, poetry and dancing.

Being a unique and traditional Scottish celebration, we warmly recommend anyone who visits Edinburgh to take part in the festivity.

 These are the things that The Edinburgh Address recommends to do for Burns night in Edinburgh. 

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