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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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Gay Holidays in Edinburgh

Being a gay scene destination, the hilly capital of Scotland is perfect for spending your next city break or weekend getaway! As the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom, you know that there will be lots to do and see in the city. The level of Gay Acceptance in Edinburgh is pretty high, just as in every corner of the country. 

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. To check available hotels in Edinburgh see our Hotel Collections!

The Top Places in Edinburgh for Gay Travellers

Edinburgh has a relatively interesting gay scene with popular bars and clubs, but is much more suited to gay couples looking for a getaway. The city and architecture are simply breathtaking and are best appreciated in the company of a loved one while strolling through the streets of Edinburgh. At night, you can party with other LGBTQ+ individuals but during the day, you can explore the artistic nature of the city through their art galleries, picturesque nature, creative design stores, cute coffee shops, and historic streets. The stone and medieval feel of the city is a great escape from modern development, allowing you and your plus one to take a step back and focus on things that matter. Come to Edinburgh and explore the beautiful city!

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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