If you are coming in a group then I would highly recommend a tour on the Club Class Bus. The bus can be hired privately or you can join one of the organised tours day or night.
They are famous for being the Edinburgh Party Bus taking groups to different bars and clubs on their converted double decker.
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Go into the back bar with a pint of 80/- and a malt of the day and you could bump into Rebus - well, Ian Rankin anyhow. It is just as described in the Rebus novels, nothing added, nothing taken away.
There are few things better than filling up your belly with amazing fresh seafood and then meandering along the waterfront at dusk. This part of Edinburgh has so much history as a once busy port. Now it is home to several amazing (some even Michelin starred) restaurants, and tastefully renovated waterfront areas. Take a seat and watch the big ships roll past.
16 or 22 bus from Prince's st in direction of Ocean Terminal
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According to one architectural guide Edinburgh's famous Cafe Royal has a "swaggering Parisian air". It was opened in 1863 and boasts Corinthian brass lamp standards, tall beveled windows, marble-topped counters and large tile pictures of famous inventors. It was said that this was the venue where Princess Margaret met a certain Roddy Llewellyn. What is less well known is that it was planned as a showroom for sanitary fittings. It’s a wonderful cathedral to the bon vivant – whether on a hot sunny day or a cold winter evening. It’s the sort of place you might go with mates for a swift half and when someone says lets have oysters and champagne everyone says yes!
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