In the final installment of her travel guide to Edinburgh, Scotland, Stephanie brings out the city's more affordable, accessible side.
The decor isn’t much to look at, but this cafe’s breakfast platters are worth writing home about. There are vegetarian options as well as everyone’s favorite Scottish staple — haggis! — and the hollandaise sauce is particularly tasty.
If you like your dive bars extra cozy, the Brass Monkey is the place for you. This Edinburgh staple is especially popular during festival season in August, as they offer £3 meal deals at the bar and a plentiful supply of board games in the corner. Keep your eye on the back room, though, where a selection of coveted deep-seated lounging couches are piled high with pillows and complemented by cinema-size posters of classic films.
I know, I know — this recommendation sort of goes without saying. But even if you’re not an experienced hiker, the resplendent views at the top and along the way more than make up for the incline. As someone who’d rather be in bed than walk a mile, the first five minutes of the hike were the hardest. After you get your heart pumping, descend from the back path and find the ruins of Saint Anthony’s Chapel, where a small cave perfect for picnicking sits near the base.
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