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Food Lover's Guide to Edinburgh

Food Lover's Guide to Edinburgh

Once known for foods such as deep-fried chocolate bars, Scotland now has plenty of eateries that serve high-quality Scottish fare made from the nation’s excellent fresh meat, fish, and produce. Following are some recommended culinary favorites.

 

Must-Try Dishes

  • Considered the quintessential Scottish dish,haggiscombines ground beef with oats, spices, and salt to make a savory comfort food.

  • Other sausages such asblack pudding(blood sausage) get rave reviews, along with the Scottishsalmonand other seafood.

  • Look forfish supper(fish and chips) for a casual meal at any time of day. 

  • Top off a meal withsweet treatssuch as shortbread and Scottish tablet, a delectable crystallized fudge.

 

Must-Do Experiences

  • Scotland produces some of the best whisky in the world, thanks in part to the purity of its water.

  • Day trips from Edinburgh offer a closer look at the traditional methods used at whisky distilleries such as Famous Grouse, Glengoyne, or Deanston, followed by tastings of their spirits.

  • Choose to combine a whisky tasting with sightseeing on a full-day tour to destinations such as Loch Ness, the Rosslyn Chapel, or the Scottish Borders.

  • See more on a multi-day tour to regions like Speyside or the Isle of Islay, where you can visit several whisky distilleries and small towns, all set in a spectacular landscape.

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Discover Malt Whisky Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Discover Malt Whisky Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Treat yourself to a day of whisky appreciation on a full-day tasting trip from Edinburgh. Wind through the Scottish Lowlands to a historic whisky-producing region, and visit Glengoyne Distillery and Deanston Distillery for informative tasting sessions and tours. Discover the centuries-old tradition of Scottish whisky production, view warehouses stocked with aged casks and marvel at the quiet beauty of Loch Lomond.
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Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh Including Meal

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh Including Meal

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Spice up your time in Edinburgh with a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe on George Street. Enjoy priority seating, grab your place amidst fun rock-n-roll memorabilia like Elvis Presley’s sombrero or James Brown’s pink satin vest, and savor a 2- or 3-course American-style meal.
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Whisky and Highland Waterfalls Day Trip from Edinburgh

Whisky and Highland Waterfalls Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Appreciate the splendor of Scotland on a full-day whisky and waterfalls trip from Edinburgh. Wind through the Scottish Highlands and marvel at the majesty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, then visit the Glenturret Distillery for a tour, whisky sampling and lunch (all payable on site). Discover the centuries-old tradition of Scottish whisky production, then cap off your tour at Hermitage forest and the village of Dunkeld.
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