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Returning to Edinburgh? Visit these 5 Places!

As you all start returning back to Edinburgh in preparation for the new semester, we thought we’d share 5 places we recommend you visit in the City! As a tourist destination that relies on income generated from visitors, we encourage our tenants to ‘act like tourists’ to help post-lockdown Edinburgh!

Thankfully, you’ve come at the right time, as many of Edinburgh's hot spots are reopening with safety measures in place. One thing's for certain - we can't wait to get out there and visit our favourite places again!

So, without further ado, here are our top 5 places we recommend you visit when you return:


Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens have finally reopened to the public! Experience the zen and tranquility of the idyllic gardens as you stroll through the many acres of these manicured gardens. Be sure to book a timeslot before arriving – this will ensure the number of visitors remains manageable and social distancing can be adhered  to. Please note, RBGE is a charity that is run for the benefit of the public. If you do visit the gardens, be  sure to leave a donation. To book and donate, click here.



The Pantry

The Pantry, Stockbridge

Famed for its trendy takes on Brunch, this Stockbridge hotspot reopens its doors to the public tomorrow with a fresh new look! From the 17th of July, indoor seating will be available, but please book to avoid missing out! The Pantry have introduced a cool new way to order by phone too, meaning  that everyone can order their meal and pay from their table to keep contact to an absolute minimum. To book and take a look at the menu, click here.



Leith Market, Leith

What better way to spend a Saturday than stopping through Leith Market to discover a whole range of small, local businesses to support! Open every Saturday from 10-4, you will find artisanal pastries, preserves, organic produce and all things lovely. The market has a one way system in place and is social distancing friendly. Click here to learn more.




Cold Town House, Grassmarket

Looking for your post lockdown beer garden experience? Look no further than Cold Town House in the Grassmarket! This is one of Edinburgh’s most spacious beer gardens which makes social distancing a breeze. With the best views of the Castle in the city, this is the perfect place to sit back, relax in the sun and enjoy a cold pint! Click here to learn more and book.



Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

The Zoo can’t wait to welcome you back to see your favourite animals again! Over the past few months, the Zoo has sadly struggled with visitor numbers so are currently relying on visitors returning to ensure funds are in place to care for and feed many of the endangered animals they look after. So please, if you do visit the Zoo, be sure to donate. Click here for more information.


We hope you have a great time returning to Edinburgh. Please enjoy safely and responsibly.


The Cullen Property Team