Things to do in Edinburgh – Jazz and Blues Festival

This year Megabus had teamed up with The Grassmarket Hotel, a fantastic hotel slap-bang in the middle of the city, to bring you some great tips and advice for when you head to Edinburgh’s Jazz and Blues Festival.

The Hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh, perfect for exploring the 2016 Jazz Festival and soaking up the atmosphere.  Save 10% when you book directly using special code SEEYOUSOON after selecting your dates on their website, subject to availability.  You can click here to visit the hotel booking page with the discount already applied. In the meantime, here are some of their favourite places to visit across the Scottish capital.


Favourite place to eat?

Ghillie Dhu ( is always a good choice and really gives a great flavour of true Scottish hospitality.  The main bar is really traditional with fresh Scottish food available all day and night. If you’re around on a Friday night the auditorium upstairs hosts the ‘Burly Ceilidh Club’ and it’s open to the wee hours of 3am.


Source: Stay Central

Favourite Edinburgh bar?

The Inn on the Mile is a great little pub located in the heart of the Royal Mile.  It has a fantastic selection of gins and even has its own bespoke ‘Mile’ ale available. It used to be bank back in its day and still has little touches to reminisce of this in its décor.  It’s a perfect bar to sit in and watch the world go by on the Royal Mile.


Where’s good to stay in Edinburgh? really is a different and alternative hotel in the city.  It has bedrooms that can sleep from 2 guests, 4 guests to 6 guests.  Perfect for friends or families to share in style.

Stay Central

Source: Stay Central

Favourite thing to do?

Stockbridge Market is always a good choice for a Sunday to clear the head after a Saturday night and grab some tasty treats!  It’s filled with local traders and produce, fresh breads and homemade bits and bobs… the smells of freshly cooking foods will leave you mouth-watering.



Any hidden gems in Edinburgh?

I would highly recommend a bar crawl down Leith walk.  The bars are mostly independent so you get a real feel for local Edinburgh.  If you get the chance, the rooftop garden at The National Museum of Scotland gives breath-taking views of the city… finding the entrance to this garden is an adventure in itself.  Good luck!

National Museum Of Scotland roof garden

Source: National Museum Of Scotland

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