There will of course come a time when you decide to leave the comfort of your apartment behind and venture out into the local area. Here you’ll be surrounded by options for things to do, places to eat, drink and sights to see. Oh, and as a resident you’ll be eligible for a discount at various local businesses too! This peaceful neighbourhood is just a few minutes walk from the city centre and other typically gorgeous corners of Edinburgh that are just waiting to be discovered. Your Instagram will thank you for it.
Check out the map below to see some suggestions.
LoadingRoyal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia has travelled over a million miles around the globe with the Queen and the royal family. It is now berthed in Edinburgh, so you can explore the five decks for yourself.…Waverley Station
Waverley Station is Edinburgh's principal train station, located by Princes Street. Within the station several services are available including left luggage, car rental and currency exchange.…Princes Street Gardens
Originally a loch, Princes Street Gardens is the perfect spot to take a break from retail therapy. The gardens run from The Mound to Waverley Station, and are often a spot for street performers during the festival.…Calton Hill
Part of the city's UNESCO world heritage site, Carlton Hill has monuments and a small gallery to explore, but is best known for its incredible views of Edinburgh and beyond.…Saint Marks Park
Situated on a bend of the Water of Leith, Saint Marks Park is built on reclaimed land. It has great views of the city and a small children's play area.…Duddingston Golf Course
Duddingston Golf Course is an outstanding parkland course at the foot of Arthur’s Seat. Receive 20% off Green Fees, 50% off Joining Fees and discounted membership as part of the Residents Card benefits.…Hawes and Curtis
With more than 100 years of heritage, this store has fine tailoring and accessories for men and women. Receive 10% off full price items in store with your Residents card.…Charles Kivlin Hair Studio
Experienced hair studio offering a range of services including colours and cuts. Receive 10% off all services with the Residents card.…Stac Polly
Fine dining cuisine amongst a labyrinth of stone walled cellars and candlelit tables. Stac Polly also have an extensive range of whiskies and wines for you to enjoy. Residents get 15% off food by presenting the Residents card.…Hackett
If you’re on George Street take a look at this quintessentially British menswear store – we recommend trying their high quality shirts. Present your Residents card to get 15% off in the George Street store.…Molton Brown
Molton Brown are bath, body and beauty connoisseurs with a stunning collection of luxury perfumes, candles and skincare products. Residents also receive 10% off in store on George Street by showing your card.…Gusto
Delicious Italian food and great cocktails in an atmospheric setting. McDonald Road residents can book through this link or show their card to receive 20% off the total food bill on the a la carte menu.…Meadowbank Retail Park
A good spot for retail therapy - the retail park includes a Marks & Spencers, Sainsburys, TK Maxx and fast food outlets.…McDonald Road