Top hidden gems in Edinburgh

A smaller, more off-beat theatre that stages new and more avant-garde productions, The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh focuses on new plays by Scottish writers.

Part club, part gig venue, part karaoke bar (with 7 private singing rooms) Edinburgh’s Electric Circus is truly one of a kind. Conveniently located seconds from Waverley train station in the centre of Edinburgh, its rough exterior belies a slick and comfortable interior.

Edinburgh has a wealth of music venues to uncover. Hunt out hip basement bar Bramble, stylish speakeasy Panda & Sons, and award-winning bar, club and restaurant The Voodoo Rooms. The Edinburgh Jazz Bar on Chambers Street hosts gigs all day every day.

The 17th-century style garden of Dunbars Close is a real hidden gem. Tucked away in Edinburgh’s Old Town, you’ll really feel like you’ve stepped into the past with its neatly clipped topiary and lovely spots to sit.

Greyfriars Kirkyard is the humble location of a heart-warming and now-famous story – that of Greyfriars Bobby. The little dog stayed faithfully by his master’s grave here for no fewer than 14 years.

Discover the very spot where Harry Potter was first created in a café in Edinburgh’s Old Town. There are more magical spots to be revealed on the Harry Potter Walking Tour.

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