Edinburgh food and drink tours
There’s a lot more to Scotland’s bonny capital than majestic castles and the Fringe festival – it also has a thriving food scene. Having a local guide you through some of the city’s best shops, restaurants and bars is a great way to immerse yourself in Scotland’s natural larder (and drinks cabinet). Edinburgh Food and Drink Tours are expert-led and veer off the tourist track, sampling much-loved local treasures that you might otherwise have missed. There are two on offer, each covering a different area – Old and New Town, or the Royal Mile. The offering varies slightly for each one, but you can expect delights such as Scottish smoked salmon, haggis, chocolate, cheeses and, of course, whisky. If you find somewhere that particularly charms you, many of the stops offer discounts should you want to return later for dinner. You might need a nap first though – the organisers promise you’ll be well fed!
Stay at: Number 10 in the New Town, a quiet Edinburgh apartment close to shops, museums and cafés.