Edinburgh is really buzzing during the festivals and it is a wonderful time to visit, but sometimes it?s good to find somewhere away from the madness to remind you that Edinburgh is still a city where people live and work. Here are some of the activities that locals like to do while the festivals are on or which you might like to try.
Pop-up gin gardens
During August Edinburgh comes alive with a variety of pop-up gin gardens that are both fun and luxurious escapes. So whether you head to the Edinburgh Gin Garden at the Melville Monument, One Square?s colourful Pickering?s Gin Terrace, or the Tanqueray TEN Terrace behind the G&V Royal Mile Hotel, you?ll undoubtedly be served a brilliant cocktail. And with Scotland increasingly renowned for gin distilling, it is likely to be a local tipple you are testing.
Swim at Portobello
Just three miles from Edinburgh city centre, Portobello Beach is a charming Victorian…