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Edinburgh Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Edinburgh for Gay travellers

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 What can I find in this Gay Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!

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Gay Holidays in Edinburgh

Being a gay scene destination, the hilly capital of Scotland is perfect for spending your next city break or even a weekend getaway!  The level of Gay Acceptance in Edinburgh is at pretty high levels, just as in every corner of the country. 

A destination worth visiting! To check available hotels in Edinburgh see our Hotel Collections!

The Best Hotels for Gay Travellers in Edinburgh

Even though there are not any known exclusively gay or lesbian accommodation in Edinburgh, you will not have difficulty on finding several excellent gay-friendly hotels ranging up to 5 stars!

The Top Places in Edinburgh for Gay Travellers


Edinburgh's gay scene consists of gay bars, clubs, and cruising spots. See below the best gay hotspots in Edinburgh to meet gay locals and tourists!

Gay Tips

Most of the gay bars are located near the city centre at the north end of Leith and Broughton Streets.

The most popular gay and gay-friendly bars in Edinburgh are CC Blooms, Habana, The Regent Bar, Planet Bar, The Street, Victoria Bar, Cafe Nom de Plume, and Paradise Palms.

Edinburgh has two gay saunas, Steamworks and Number 18. They both feature advanced spa facilities for gay cruising like steam rooms, sauna, showers, private cabins, maze, bar and more.

Edinburgh hosts a wide diversity of gay and lesbian events that take place in the city every year. The most popular are ones are Pride Scotia, BearScots, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Places & Things to do
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Bailie Bar

quick meals , traditional recipes , coffee & drinks

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The Pantry Stockbridge

traditional recipes , sweet & desserts , coffee & drinks

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The Last Word Saloon

cocktails & mixology drinks

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The Antiquary Bar

traditional recipes , local cuisine , cocktails & mixology drinks

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Hamiltons Bar & Kitchen

traditional recipes , local cuisine , sweet & desserts , cocktails & mixology drinks , gourmet cuisine , international cuisine

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Bon Papillon

sightseeing , kids entertainment , coffee & drinks , sweet & desserts

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How to get there

  • By car
  • By air
  • By train
  • By bus
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Metro
  • Tram
  • Buses
  • Railway
  • Electric trolley-buses
  • Taxi
  • Uber

Ideal for

  • City breaks
  • Weekends
  • Shopping
  • Clubbing
  • Fine-dining
  • Sightseeing
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Street food
  • Couples holidays

Destination Type

  • City

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