Accommodation for Families in Edinburgh
New Town (Centre North)
Old Town (Historical Centre)
West End & Haymarket (Centre West)
New Town (Centre North)
Things to do for Families in Edinburgh
Newington Traditional Fish Bar , West End & Haymarket
Scotland might have endured an unwelcome reputation for enthusiastically battering everything in sight in the past. Now however, if something’s going to be battered and deep-fried, it’s going to be done well. That, at least, is the opinion of this family fish shop, which freshly cooks your food in front of you, and always in vegetable oil. They offer a welcome range of sustainable fish choices, and ‘coeliac Wednesdays’, when all batter is gluten free.
Museum of Childhood , Old Town
Situated on the Royal Mile, this unique museum concentrates on all aspects of childhood, from 18th Century artefacts to modern toys and memorabilia. Whatever your age, you’ll be guaranteed a pang of nostalgia at the sight of familiar objects from your youth.
Museum on the Mound, Old Town
Situated on the Mound overlooking Princes Street, this museum has a unique location within the historical building that also presently houses the Scottish headquarters for Lloyds Banking Group. The museum is suitably themed around money, exploring the use of currency and its evolution throughout the ages. There is the exciting opportunity to see £1 million pounds in cash, as well as other interactive games.
The Dogs, New Town
Now made up of four very different dining/drinking spaces, The Dogs chain has built a reputation for reliably good food in unpretentious, slightly quirky surroundings, at almost unbeatably reasonable prices. The Dogs is the original, serving up hearty British classics with Scottish twists.(A)more Dogs is an Italian version of the same concept. Underdogs is a comfy bar beneath this restaurant, serving a range of easy-eating snacks. Seadogs is, as the name suggests, concerned mainly with all thing fishy.
Edinburgh Castle, Old Town
Edinburgh castle is dramatically perched on top of jagged volcanic rock. Although seemingly inaccessible from below, the actual entrance is a large and welcoming esplanade at the top of the Royal Mile. You can visit one of the military musuems or visit the Scottish crown jewels within the Royal Palace. Throughout August, the Castle esplanade is transformed into an arena for the impressive Military Tatto.