Planning a day trip to Scotland’s capital city during your UK working holiday? The cool thing about Edinburgh is that,even though there is a lot to see and do, it is a comparatively small city, which means you can fit a lot in within 24hours.
Start with a hearty breakfast at the Roamin’ Nose, an Italian cafe and bistro where you can indulge in your choice of a selection of breakfasts to help set you up for the day ahead. Whether your preference is for a classic fry up or for something slightly more continental, these guys will have you covered. From here, you can wander up to Princes Street to indulge in a spot of shopping whilst enjoying spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle. The castle itself is best reached via the Royal Mile where there is generally a lot to see and do, from guided tours to street performers with plenty of tourist orientated shops where you can grab a souvenir.
After you’ve checked out Edinburgh Castle, make your way down to the Grass Market via Victoria Street where you can grab a delicious roast pork roll for lunch from the Oink, famed for its generous portions and reasonable prices. Seating can be limited but they do takeaway which is ideal if the sun is out. After enjoying a stroll around the Grassmarket make your way back towards the castle to check out Camera Obscura which is actually Edinburgh’s oldest visitor attraction. Nowadays it has been expanded to encompass the World of Illusions with many mind-bending visual treats in store.
For dinner we’d recommend checking out Civerinos, a hip Old Town street joint just off Hunter Square where you can tuck into some absolutely mouth-watering slices of pizza. Afterwards, you can make your way down to the Cowgate to immerse yourself in Edinburgh’s nightlife. Head via the City CafÃ©, which is just down the road from Civerinos, and then make your way to Brewdog to try some of Scotland’s finest craft beer. There are plenty of bars around this region depending on whether you wish to explore further and find a club or end your day with a delicious malt whisky for a night cap.