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A weekend in Edinburgh is a weekend well spent! Aside from visiting our lovely shop on George Street (of course!), there are countless things to see and do in this historical city. Here’s how we recommend you spend your time there…

Somewhere to Eat: Bonnie & Wild

Bonnie & Wild’s Scottish Marketplace is the main food and drink destination within Edinburgh’s St James Quarter. You can find their beautiful Food Hall on Level Four of the development; enjoy anything from pizzas, to ice cream, to artisanal pastries and coffees!

Recent additions to the marketplace include Radge Chaat from Tony Singh MBE, and three new foodie businesses will soon open, including Scottish Deli Soup & Caboodle! 

The marketplace always has various specials on for you to make the most of, including seasonal menu specials. They also have a busy events programme, including a Summer Styling Workshop with Benefit and Dauphines, with some big announcements for the summer to come soon!

In short, there is lots to do in this beautiful, bustling marketplace! A must-visit for anyone and everyone in Edinburgh.

Somewhere to Stay: Angels Share Hotel

Located in the West End of Edinburgh, just off Princes Street, is Angels Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant. The hotel showcases a contemporary Scottish culture, while celebrating the Scotland that is vibrant, fashionable, and current. 

The hotel hosts 31 stylish bedrooms with a modern Scottish design. When booking via their website, save 10%! 

Upcoming events include…

Pub Quiz

Angels Share are excited to be launching their Pub Quiz, hosted by Goose’s Quizzes, on the 31st May 2022! Quizzes will be held in the Main Bar every Tuesday from 7.30pm, with free entry and amazing prices to win. Go along and test your knowledge and don’t forget to sample a cocktail, a dram or food from the a la carte menu while doing so.  Pre-bookings are encouraged but not essential. 

Afternoon tea

The Angel’s Tea includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, daily prepared sandwich bites, stunning cakes, delicious home-made scones, and plenty of tea (or coffee). Available daily 12pm to 4pm from £25.00 per person. Pre-booking is essential. 

Live Music 

The Angels Share main bar is brought alive on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 8pm to 11pm with live performances from the best local musicians. Complete with sparkling chandeliers and comfortable booths, it’s the perfect way to enjoy your weekend.

Something to Do: Mercat Tours

Whether History Walks or Ghost Tours, there’s a way for everyone to explore the city. Join Edinburgh's Award-Winning Storytellers and discover parts of the city you never would have seen!

We are big fans in particular of the Mercat Ghost Tours. Explore the city with one of their many options in the safety of the daylight hours and early evening. Get up close to Edinburgh’s haunted past, explore the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults and be immersed and get lost in the stories with a Mercat exclusive audio device!

Check out their website for further information and booking

Something to See: The National Museum of Scotland

Grand Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland © National Museums Scotland

From the age of dinosaurs to the technology of the future, The National Museum of Scotland’s galleries contain treasures from around the world. Stay tuned for their new exhibition opening on 2 July, Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life. Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.

Miniature coffins found on Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, in 1836 © National Museums Scotland

This exhibition will look at the social and medical history surrounding the practice of dissection. It will trace the relationship between anatomy, its teaching and cultural context and the bodies that were dissected. Looking at Edinburgh’s role as an international centre for medical study, the exhibition will offer insight into the links between science and crime in the early 19th century.

Find out more and book tickets here.

So there you have it: the perfect weekend in Edinburgh. And if you love a tartan, don't forget to check out our tartan bags here.