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8 Quirky Hidden Gems in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a special place in our hearts and should definitely be on your Travel Bucket List. These hidden gems in Edinburgh will make you fall in love with this beautiful city even more. Pack your bags and head to beautiful Scotland.

The best Hidden Gems in Edinburgh

  1. Dean Village
  2. Surgeon’s Hall
  3. Tom Riddle’s Grave
  4. Underground Vaults Tour
  5. Secret Gardens & Closes
  6. The Stand Comedy Club
  7. Stockbridge
  8. Gin Cruise


1. Dean Village

Dean Village is a beautiful hidden gem in Edinburgh.
Dean Village

Beautiful Dean Village is a well-kept secret and one of the prettiest hidden gems in Edinburgh at the Water of Leith. The stunning architecture and the serenity of the river are magical. Visit the Museum of Modern Art when you’re here.


2. Surgeon’s Hall

Edinburgh is famous for the history of surgery emerging. Surgeon’s Hall is a fascinating museum in Edinburgh’s Old Town featuring the history of surgery and a collection of preserved human body parts. The latter will genuinely give you goosebumps but, at the same time, offer an exciting insight into the human body. Learn more about the museum here.


3. Tom Riddle’s Grave

At Greyfriar’s Kirkyard, you will find many familiar names like Tom Riddle or the McGonagall family tomb. The graveyard features old trees and hauntingly beautiful tombs. Learn more about grave snatchers and Greyfriar’s Bobby at this fascinating hidden gem in Edinburgh.


4. Underground Vaults Tour

Are you in the mood for something spooky? Then book a tour to the Underground Vaults of Edinburgh. Learn more about the town’s gruesome history, witchcraft, local covens, and true crimes in Edinburgh. Learn more about the tour and book it here.



5. Secret Closes

One of the unique closes in Edinburgh

Off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, you’ll find many closes leading down from the castle’s mountain. Mary King’s Close is among the most famous and should definitely be on your list of places to visit if you want to learn more about the close and its history. These closes became especially famous for how the people living there were treated during an outbreak of the Plague.


6. The Stand Comedy Club

After so much dark history and gruesome visits to graveyards and museums, you’ll be in dire need of some laughs. The Stand Comedy Club guarantees some laughs on rainy days and hosts parts of the Festival Fringe in August. This hidden gem in Edinburgh will make you happy.


7. Stockbridge

This beautiful part of Edinburgh is known for its elegant Georgian and Victorian terraced houses and small shops. Visit the Royal Botanic Garden and stroll around this village like part of beautiful Edinburgh.


8. Gin Cruise

Summerhall Drinks Lab offers a Gin Cruise on Union Canal. Enjoy your day by trying some drinks and fancy cocktails while enjoying the view. Get ready for some nice Gins and fancy cocktails. Find more info on how to book and what to expect here.


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Kira

Lover of the sea and good food. If you're looking for me you'll find me in the dunes of Denmark reading a book or on a sunbed in Bali.

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