It’s easy to fall in to the tourist trap of visiting the “top 10” tourist attractions when visiting a city like Edinburgh, and there is a lot more to the city than the castle and the Royal Mile. Here is our local guide of the top things to do to experience Edinburgh like a local.

1. BYOB Supper Club at The Edinburgh Larder

Tucked away just off the Royal Mile, you’ll find the ‘Edinburgh Food Social’ – a supper club hosted by a team of professional chefs, and apprentices who want to pursue a career in the food industry, striving for honest ingredients, delicious food and a warm welcome! Sip on a welcome cocktail made from local gin and a seasonal mixer, before learning the story behind each dish from the 4-course menu, made with the season’s tastiest, locally sourced ingredients!

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2. The Edinburgh Cheese Crawl

Calling all nerds and turophiles – yep there’s a word for your love of cheese! Edinburgh’s finest cheeses are being wrapped up into one 2 hour walking tour. The crawl is packed full of Edinburgh’s brie-liant cheeses, extra mature fun facts and a cheese whiz quiz! Learn about cheese making, visit some of Edinburgh’s best cheesemongers, and step into shops you just camembert to stay away from! Get involved in Edinburgh’s first and grate-est cheese crawl

3. Scottish Dinner with wine vs beer challenge & whisky tasting

Enjoy a traditional Scottish immersive dining experience with a local in Edinburgh, who will take you on a culinary journey you won’t forget. Dine on 4 traditional Scottish courses, all of which are matched with wine and beer, and vote on your scorecard for which drink makes the better match. Local host Richard will recite an extract from Burns’s “Address To A Haggis” in broad Scots dialect, whilst you sip on Scotch malt whisky. It doesn’t get more Scottish than this!

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4. Eat like a local food tour

Stroll through the elegant streets of 18th and 19th century Edinburgh with Clare, an experienced local guide and sample traditional, locally-sourced Scottish food while chatting with the people who made it. You’ll sample everything from Scottish smoked salmon, scones, Scottish cheese plus other local delicacies.

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5. A Sardinian Dinner in Scotland

Step into Sardinian host, Luisa’s beautiful home – the perfect Edginburgh setting for a true supper club experience! Dine on an array of Italian canapés, followed by an 8-course tasting menu, made using the very best Scottish and British produce, inspired by her family’s Sardinian cooking traditions and recipes. A beautiful mix of cultures in the Scottish capital!

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