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Edinburgh's best shopping can be found on the Royal Mile, Cockburn Street, Victoria Street, Princes Street, George Street, and Broughton Street right beside our luxury apartments you are teniding to stay at.

Marchbrae Clothing - 375 High Street, EH1 1PW: You'll find Marchbrae in the heart of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, directly across from St Giles Cathedral. This welcoming shop offers the finest Scottish cashmere and British country clothing for the discerning lady and gent.

The Woollen Mill - 179 High Street, EH1 1PD: Housed in an impressive period building across from the Royal Mile's Tron Kirk, The Woollen Mill offers traditional Highland wear including kilts and tartans, and quite simply the best country clothing and outdoor attire.

There's a wide range of friendly group tours available in Edinburgh. This is a great way to see the whole city, with sightseeing buses and walking tours, or venture farther afield to experience Scotland's stunning scenery. 

Rabbie's Small Group Tours - 6 Waterloo Place, EH1 3EG: By getting off the beaten track and onto the back-roads, Rabbie's get to where only the smaller tours can go. Many day trips and 3 day tours to locations of outstanding natural beauty such as Loch Ness and the Highlands & Islands are departing from Edinburgh daily.

Mercat Tours - 28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR: The best way to experience medieval Edinburgh is to follow your feet – and your guide! Mercat Tours provide entertaining costumed guides leading you into the closes, wynds, courtyards, and underground city, brought to life with amazing stories and good cheer.

There's no lack of amazing cafes, pubs, and restaurants in Edinburgh, offering a variety of culinary styles including Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, Mexican, and of course Scottish. We have compiled a list of our favourite places near Nicolson Apartments.

Field – 46 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DB:  Field is all about the quality of local, seasonal produce. Proud to be Scottish, the menus reflect our region’s gastronomic heritage. Fine dining directly across the road from your apartment – lucky you!

Tower Restaurant – Chambers Street, EH1 1JF:  Located above the National Museum of Scotland and providing stunning views of Edinburgh castle, Tower is a sophisticated gourmet restaurant with a well earned reputation for gorgeous food.

The Outsider Restaurant – 15-16 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EE:  A well-loved local favourite, The Outsider treats you to luscious British cuisine in a relaxed, stylish atmosphere.

Mother India’s Cafe – 3-5 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT:  This ‘twist on tapas’ has rapidly become a city favourite. The twist is, of course, that Indian food replaces Spanish. Whether you’re popping out for lunch or heading off for a night out, this café is an affordable and tasty option.

Vittoria – 19 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EN:  A family-owned Italian restaurant with a passion for quality, Vittoria is authentic and welcoming, offering a traditional and varied Italian menu with gluten free options.

Brew Lab – 6-8 South College Street, EH8 9AA:  A highly-rated independent coffee house serving fresh, artisan coffee and home-made breakfast and lunch. Best coffee in Edinburgh? You be the judge…

Black Medicine Coffee Co. – 2 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH: This coffee house has an impressive rustic interior featuring hand-carved tables, tree-truck benches and even a totem pole. A popular bohemian hang-out, this is a unique spot for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Free Wi-Fi!

Andrew Usher & Co – 32 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD
:  Blend your own whisky, choose from a huge offering of local ales, and enjoy delicious Scottish food at bargain prices – all just a few doors down from your apartment!

Sandy Bells – 25 Forest Road, EH1 2JR:  Edinburgh’s world renowned legendary folk music venue Sandy Bells in the place to go for real Scottish folk music performed by local musicians. Enjoy fine whisky and local ale in this friendly, festive atmosphere.

The Royal Oak – 1 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT:  The Royal Oak is an authentic Scottish pub featuring live folk music and an excellent selection of Scottish whisky. Well worth a visit!

The Paradise Palms – 41 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB:  Here is a fun and welcoming bar well known for an extensive cocktail menu, with weekend live music and DJs.

CREDIT: Additional images kindly provided by Don Alexander Lumsden, via Digital Echos

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