Best of the West
The Best of The West
Edinburgh’s west end village is located between Haymarket and Princes and a secret treasure of independent shops, bars and restaurants. Head to William Street & Stafford Street to soak up stunning Georgian architecture & colourful stylish boutiques.
Attractions in the west end are lesser known but not to be missed. The Georgian House, located at No 7 Charlotte Square belonged to John Lamont, 18th Chief of the Clan Lamont until 1815. The house has been fully restored to how it was in the late 18th Century.
BT Murrayfield Stadium home to Scottish Rugby dominates the skyline as you look West. The stadium can seat over 67,000 people. You can also do Stadium Tours.
Nearby is also Edinburgh Zoo, a must see for those with a love of getting up close to over 1,000 rate and endangered animals. Edinburgh Zoo is also well known for its famous penguin parades.
Looking for tips and hidden gems of where to eat and drink? Try some of these West End treasures
If gin is your tipple then head to Heads and Tales bar, also home of the iconic Edinburgh Gin. Enjoy a G&T while you watch the next batch of gin being distilled. Fancy creating your own then book yourself into one of the Distillery Tour Experiences.
If Whiskey is more your thing then head over to Teuchters a whiskey and beer pub where they have an extensive selection to choose from.
When seeking a place for lunch or dinner, the choices are endless in Edinburgh and the west end is no exception.
Kyloe (old scots word for Highlands beef cattle) was the first gourmet steak restaurant to open in Edinburgh and still remains a very popular venue for meat lovers.
L’escargot Blanc has been serving up unique French and finest Scottish cuisine for 20 years.
Forage and Chatter is a dining experience serving locally sourced Scottish cuisine, a hidden gem in the west end.
Galvin Brasserie – opened in 2012, was the second Scottish restaurant from Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. A stunning brasserie offering a taste of Paris in the heart of the city. A relaxed setting suitable for all
Where to stay….
Destiny Scotland have a fantastic choice of accommodation in the west end, take your pick of Rutland Residence, Distillers House, Malt House and Canning St Lane Apartments, all providing unique style and comfort for your stay in Edinburgh.