Gay Edinburgh Edinburgh City Guide City Guides > United Kingdom > Gay Edinburgh Edinburgh Curation by Yasmina Rodríguez, words by Laura TuckerScotland’s cultural capital comes carved through with cobbled streets overlooked by hilltop medieval castles all within a rugged yet pristine woodland landscape. Edinburgh is her name, nicknamed Athens of the North thanks to her beautifully preserved medieval old town sat beside the elegant, neoclassical builds of the Georgian New Town. Clamber up Calton Hill to Arthur’s seat for sweeping views of the city and a playful, down-to-earth vibe that carries down to street level. The city’s strong creative community is felt full force in August during the esteemed Edinburgh Fringe Festival when cutting-edge theatre, comedy and performance take over, transforming the city into a den of endless possibility and playful wonder. All year round, however, visitors have no end of opportunities to enjoy the city’s amazing pub scene, bustling bistros and specialist delis, as well as a vibrant gay scene centred on a place known as ‘the Pink Triangle’ at the top of Leith Street. Confused about where to go and what to see in Edinburgh? Let Mr Hudson’s Edinburgh gay travel guide lead the way. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in EdinburghLive the life of a laird at one of Edinburgh’s many luxury accommodation offerings, often housed within centuries-old homes with quaint, old-world interiors. The Dunstane Houses is one such beauty to offer all this, based out of a pair of stately Scottish villas in the well-heeled area of West Coates, just 10 minutes from the city centre. Allowing for much-needed tranquillity amidst grand Victorian sandstone architecture, The Dunstane Houses offer spacious yet cosy rooms that are decked out with soft wool throws, Afghan rugs and deep-soaking tubs alongside more quirkier accents such as orange velvet chaise longue and peacock-feathered wallpaper. The Orkney-inspired restaurant presents a novel tapas-style menu made using quality, local ingredients and when noon hits, guests can choose from over 100 single malt whiskies from the custom-made cabinet at the bar. Next up in our Edinburgh gay city guide is Hotel The Witchery by the Castle, equally as opulent, with its outsized four-poster beds, velvet-lined walls and gothic touches. All the rooms at the Witchery offer something special, including love seats, walk-in dressing rooms and tapestries all within view of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Have an indulgent breakfast hamper served in the room or settle in the restaurant among celebrity guests. Hotel The Witchery by the Castle Have an indulgent breakfast hamper served in the room or settle in the restaurant among celebrity guests at the The Witchery by the CastleThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more The 10 best LGBTQ trails through major art museumsAs LGBTQ issues rise in prominence, the world’s art museums are doing more to analyse depictions of LGBTQ identity and homoeroticism in their collections. Read story > The ultimate guide to the best wine hotels in New ZealandTravellers who stay at one of the best New Zealand wine hotels get easy access to the world’s most southerly vineyards among spectacular natural landscapes, filled with hiking, biking and adventure opportunities. Read story > Things to do in CubaWith more and more flights starting service to and from the United States and Cuba, visitors are flocking to the island to catch a glimpse of history, before major changes take place. Read story > Subscribe to our newsletterYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Sign up for exclusive insider promotions SIGN UPBe the first to receive exclusive luxury travel offers and special promotions by subscribing to our newsletter.