Plan a Viewing Trip to Edinburgh
Tell us when you will be in the city and we can help you plan a perfectly tailored Edinburgh property viewing schedule. We are also on hand to offer you all the advice you need for making the most of the time you spend in what could be your future home. To start off, here are just some ideas about what you could do when not viewing some great Edinburgh properties.
Take a Hike – or a Gentle Stroll
Head to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and amble down the Royal Mile. Feeling bold? Spit on what is known as the Heart of Midlothian – a pattern in the cobbles marking Old Tolbooth prison – and see if you can earn yourself the promised good luck, before continuing on to St Giles Cathedral.
Stop for Lunch
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, follow in the footsteps of author JK Rowling and take a break in the Elephant House, where even the loos are now wizard-themed. This is where the first Harry Potter tales were penned, and so it is no surprise that the current owners are cashing in on the theme.
If you want a more substantial lunch, there are many choices, including Outsider, where local produce such as venison, mussels and Isle of Mull cheddar are the order of the day. A window seat will also reward you with great views of historic Edinburgh Castle.
Spot of Shopping
Edinburgh offers a plethora of shopping opportunities, from big name brands and designer stores to bustling seasonal market stores, vintage treasures and gallery-inspired emporiums.
Time for an Aperitif
If you’re in the city during December, head over to Heads and Tales to try Edinburgh Gin Distiller’s Christmas brew with a decadent hint of frankincense. If whisky is more your thing, try The Bow Bar, where there are no fewer than 310 different single malts ready to try. Just make sure you still have a clear head for making those all-important property decisions.
Dine in Local Style
After a busy day of viewings, what better way to enjoy the leisure time you have in Edinburgh than by dining in a local hotspot? Take a seat at the Gardener’s Cottage communal wooden tables, where you can enjoy a veritable feast of delicate vegetables, house-fermented pickles and Scottish game. The exact tasting menu on offer will depend on when you visit, but deliciousness is all but guaranteed.
For yet more delicious Scottish produce, try out Timberyard, where you can enjoy the likes of foraged mushrooms and sea herbs in an interesting warehouse setting.
If you are staying overnight, start your second day in the city with brunch at the Manna House Bakery or the Edinburgh Larder, just off the Royal Mile. Indulge in the likes of hearty porridge or Ayrshire bacon sandwiches – the perfect way to get your energy levels up for the property search ahead.
A Break for Culture
Give your brain time to process and absorb all the Edinburgh property information you have been given by taking some time out at the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound, where works from the likes of Van Gogh and Monet are displayed alongside offerings from such Scottish masters as Wilkie, Raeburn and Ramsay.