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:
- Edinburgh Riding of the Marches (16th September) - annual re-enactment of the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches and all its associated traditions.
- The Kilt Walk (16th September) - Take a walk around Edinburgh for your chosen charity. Choose from the Mighty Stride, the Big Stroll or the Wee Wander.
- Edinburgh Doors Open Days (29th & 30th September) - a chance to explore many buildings in Edinburgh not normally open to the public.
- Edinburgh Coffee Festival (6th October) - celebration of Scotland's coffee scene, held at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
- Edinburgh Cocktail Week (15th to 21st October) - a week-long celebration of Edinburgh's cocktail bars, including a Cocktail Village on Festival Square.
- Scottish International Storytelling Festival (19th to 31st October) - festival featuring the best Scottish and International storytellers.
- Fame - the musical (23rd to 27th October) - the musical comes to the King's Theatre as part of the 30th anniversary tour.
- Edinburgh Short Film Festival (26th October to 10th November) - programme of short cinema, featuring 29 UK premieres and 32 short films
- 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.
- Edinburgh's Christmas (16th November to 5th January 2019) - series of events centred around Princes Street Gardens
- 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
- Wereto - useful comprehensive list of things to do in Edinburgh and beyond.