Gay Edinburgh Guide

Discover our local Gay Edinburgh Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …

Sexy Scots wearing kilts … this is reason enough for coming to Edinburgh.

The city is the center of cultural, economic, political and gay life of Scotland.

It’s also one of the most alluring cities in the UK with loads of historical monuments, stunning museums and art galleries, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.

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The city center is compact and getting around is easy as most of the sights are contained within a small area.

You can easily explore walking on your own or with a friendly local to show you around.

To really enjoy the city, you will need at least two days and maybe one more to recover from your exciting Saturday night, as Scottish gay life can be pretty vivid.

Edinburgh is an old medieval city full of hidden courtyards, narrow streets, ghosts and urban legends and of an elegant new town. 

It is an area filled with impressive official buildings, majestic tearooms and Georgian neoclassical mansions.

Dominating the city, Edinburgh Castle is a place not to be missed.

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In August the city host an international art festival of theatre, dance and opera music.  It is considered one of the best in Europe.

The National Gallery of Scotland has an impressive collection of British, Scottish and European paintings.

Its collection covers art from the 18th century and it is one of the largest museums in Northern Europe.

Edinburgh is an ideal destination for a romantic weekend, with plenty to explore, endless beauties to discover, and its hidden jewels.

After a full day touring, take a break and spend some time in the old city, packed with creative restaurants, hipsters cafés, art galleries, antique shops, and young designers stalls.

It offers a terrific gastronomical experience and its unique local cuisine will surprise you.

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The gay area in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a small but vibrant gay scene. Most of the gay venues are located at the north end of Leith Street in an area known as the “Pink Triangle.”

Same as  in all major cities, Edinburgh’s gay bars and clubs are extremely packed on Friday and Saturday.

The largest gay events in Edinburgh are Pride Scotia, Bear Scots and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Gay, which take place every year.

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Day trip from Edinburgh

From Edinburgh, you have a unique opportunity to discover the Highlands a country of legends, full of ghosts and monsters.

With less than 10 inhabitants per square kilometer, this region is among the best preserved in Europe.

If you see the Loch Ness monster, please take a selfie and be sure to let us know if he is gay or not.

Edinburgh is strategically positioned to visit UK, as it is only a few hours trip by car or train to make your way to other fascinating and gay-friendly cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester or Liverpool.

If you like this grey weather and endless little fresh air, it is the perfect time to explore more weat cities such as Dublin, or Brighton.

Thought if you are done with the “Athens of the North” and craving for sun, why not take next Ryan Air, cross the all continent, and join the Athens of the South, Mykonos or Thessaloniki… for a complete change of atmosphere.

Same columns and ruins, more sun and feta …

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