So you are heading to Edinburgh? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Edinburgh. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.

On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Edinburgh.

For some of these activities you HAVE to get your ticket in advance. Don't miss this!

Update December, 2018: How to find flight deals to Edinburgh?

Still looking for cheap flights to Edinburgh? We LOVE Kiwi.com.

You can search here with a so-called "radius search". It is incredible easy to find sweet flight deals to Edinburgh and area.

Read our full review of Kiwi.com here

Kiwi Review - Flights to Edinburgh

Anyway, back to our secret tips and things to do in Edinburgh.

Welcome to Edinburgh, famous for its medieval atmosphere, its numerous ghost stories, and of course the night life. Edinburgh hides a lot of treasures of things to do. We unscrambled a few hidden gems to present you the 5 best local things you can do in Edinburgh.

The Geeky Guide Edinburgh is a guide written by friends for friends. We will introduce you to locals places to get a drink, great food, and to hang out at the hippest, local places in town.

And the best part of this deal for you? The Geeky Guide Edinburgh is as always for free, same as the 5 Secret tips to London.

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The Geeky Guide Edinburgh got you covered:

  1. 100% fun guaranteed! This bar is not just a locals place to get a drink, there is way more!
  2. A local place for a BBQ – if the weather is on your side,
  3. Beautiful spot to enjoy the panorama view all over Edinburgh
  4. a super-cozy Coffee place to rest, and to get the best coffee in Edinburgh
  5. and a sustainable award-winning restaurant close to the 5 Star Hostel CODE Hostel

Additionally, here are more things to do in Edinburgh.

5 Star Hostel in Edinburgh: CODE Hostel

This hostel in Edinburgh is our dream! Besides a great sense of humor, the 5 Star Hostel CODE Hostel in Edinburgh is a true design hostel bringing together the social part, design, and geeky technology. There are no bunk beds at CODE Hostel, but fancy so-called Pods, giving you the privacy at a hostels dorm you will love.

Our booking recommendation: For a booking with CODE Hostel Edinburgh, we recommend to check out their own website. This is where you can score the lowest price for your reservation. Also, we wrote up an extra article about 11 hacks to book a hostel like a pro. Here we’ll show you more tricks to score even lower prices on your hostel bookings!

CODE Hostel Edinburgh

Hostel Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are: Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List