Useful travel and parking links
- Lothian Buses - the main bus company in Edinburgh, where you can find details of all the routes, prices and also contains a handy journey planner.
- Edinburgh Trams - includes timetables to help you get too and from Edinburgh Airport with ease.
- National Rail - get up to date train times and book tickets.
- Car Parking - information on location of car parking bays near the flats, and also up to date information about charges.
Restaurants and cafes near the flats
- Artisan Roast - part of the Atisan Roast café chain. Located on Bruntsfield Place (just across the Meadows from the flats).
- The Birchwood - specialise in freshly cooked food, homebaking and coffee. Located on Marchmont Road.
- Brochan - eatery specialising in dishes made from oats. Located on Marchmont Crescent.
- Butterflies Café - eatery within Marchmont St Giles. Located on Kilgraston Road.
- Café Grande - serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and more. Located on Bruntsfield Place.
- Edinburgh Coffee Cake - serving traditional, vegan or gluten-free cakes. Located on South Clerk Street.
- La Barantine - breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea with an inimitable French touch. Located on Bruntsfield Place.
- The Pavillion Café - based right on the edge of the Meadows.
- Red Box Coffee - coffee shop located on Spottiswood Road.
Best tour groups in and around Edinburgh
- Timberbush Tours - with over 20 years experience they run a series of 1 to 4 day tours throughout Scotland and Northern England. Depart daily from Edinburgh.
- City Explorers - run a series of walking tours in and around Edinburgh including a number of free tours.
- Edinburgh Bus Tours - offer a wide range of hop-on and hop-off bus tours around Edinburgh with something for everyone.
- City Of The Dead Tours - series of walks through underground Edinburgh, bringing history to life through storytelling.
- Local Eyes Tours - all tours are led by guides with inside local knowledge of the areas visited. Tours carried out across Scotland, offering authentic experiences.
- Rabbies - run bus tours throughout the UK, all run by experts and tested by travel-loving locals. A chance to visit the best of what Scotland has to offer.
What's coming up in Edinburgh and the surrounding area
There's always lots happening in Edinburgh, here we give a quick run down of some of the key events coming up over the next couple of months:
- Spotlight on Mary (1st to 4th November) - Experience Craigmillar Castle in a new light, focussing on the turbulent life of Mary, Queen of Scots.
- Festival of Wine (3rd November) - event hosted by wine writer and publisher Tom Cannavan - an unmissable day for wine lovers
- Men's 10K run (4th November) - run in aid of The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. It starts on the Royal Mile ending at BT Murrayfield Stadium
- Simply Sinatra (10th November) - event at the Usher Hall celebrating the popular music of Frank Sinatra.
- Giant Lanterns of China (16th to 17th November) - the Giant Lanterns of China return to Edinburgh Zoo this winter.
- Edinburgh's Christmas (16th November to 5th January 2019) - series of events centred around Princes Street Gardens
- Light Night 2018 (18th November) - the official switch on of the Christmas lights and launch of this years Edinburgh's Christmas.
- Silent Light (19th November to 29th December) - Brand new for 2018, this is a fusion of Street of Light and Fringe 2018 hit Silent Adventures.
- Goldflair (23rd November) - an evening of entertainment and celebration of responsibility in the jewellery industry, held in the Assembly Rooms.
- Christmas at the Botanics (23rd November to 29th December) - winter walk through the Botanics, with over one million lights.
- EH6 Festival (23rd to 25th November) - music, craft stalls, art exhibitions, food from all over the world, a beer market, entertainment and more
- Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair (24th and 25th November) - large antiques fair held at the Royal Highland Centre
- 24 Doors of Advent (1st to 24th December) - Each day one of Edinburgh's hidden gems will open its doors to the public.
- Nativity Carol Concert (2nd December) - outdoor Nativity Carol Concert taking place in St Andrew Square.
- Sleep in the Park (8th December) - Event run by Social Bite to raise awareness of homelessness across Scotland.
- Carols by Candlelight (19th December) - Annual carol concert held at the Usher Hall.
- MagicFest Christmas Special (27th to 30th December) - Annual magic show held at the Traverse Theatre.
- Edinburgh's Hogmanay (30th December to 1st January) - three day festival attracting revellers from all over the world to say a fond farewell to 2018.
- Wereto - useful comprehensive list of things to do in Edinburgh and beyond.