Hidden Historical Gems in Edinburgh for the Weekend

Welcome to Edinburgh, Scotland’s beautiful capital city. As locals, we can tell you there’s no shortage of things to explore, especially when you scratch beneath the surface. Staying at Native Places, you’re staying somewhere that has a unique feel, like home. Our serviced apartments in Edinburgh are bigger and brighter, boasting a location along Queens Street, discover the city’s hidden historical spots and museums.

Staying Native means you’re a short stroll away from the historic centre of the city but close to neighbourhoods like Stockbridge, known for their charming streets and excellent dining options. Native Edinburgh Serviced Apartments have a place in the community, and we’ll guide you with the best tips to immerse yourself in local life.

Now, let’s get to the museums and historical spots. Here are five places you won’t want to miss during your Edinburgh weekend:

The Writers’ Museum

Located on the Royal Mile, this museum is dedicated to Scotland’s literary greats, including Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson. You’ll find a wealth of information on their lives and works, as well as some interesting artefacts.

The Museum of Edinburgh

This is a great place to start if you want to get a sense of Edinburgh’s history. The museum covers everything from the city’s early days to modern times, with exhibits on everything from Mary Queen of Scots to the famous Greyfriars Bobby.

The People’s Story Museum

Located just off the Royal Mile, this museum focuses on the lives of ordinary people in Edinburgh over the centuries. You’ll learn about the struggles and triumphs of working-class people, as well as the social and political changes that shaped the city.

Surgeons’ Hall Museum

If you’re interested in medical history, this museum is a must-visit. You’ll find exhibits on everything from the development of anaesthesia to the history of surgery, as well as a fascinating collection of specimens.

Gladstone’s Land

This historic building on the Royal Mile is a great example of what life was like for Edinburgh’s wealthy residents in the 17th century. You can take a guided tour of the building and see some of the ornate decorations and furnishings, as well as learn about the people who lived here.

Of course, these are just a few museums and historic spots in Edinburgh. But you’re an interning person and found an interesting place to stay and savour Edinburgh. Discover our neighbourhood and find your own hidden gems. Whether you’re wandering the streets of the Old Town or taking a stroll through the cobbled side streets, you’re sure to fall in love with this magical city.

Avoid the crowds and cameras by exploring the city mid-week. We’ll give you the best tips for when you go out and the best events at Counter for when you’re staying in. Counter shines a spotlight on up-and-coming creatives, hosting regular events from lounge listenings to spoken word poetry. Our space highlights local produce through our breakfast and lunch menus and serves bespoke cocktails in the evening.

When you stay Native, you get extra space, your own kitchen, and a calendar of events at Counter to keep you busy. All without melting your Monzo. Native is always the smart choice. Scratch beneath the surface and discover Edinburgh, travel mid-week and stay Native to explore Edinburgh. From the freedom and comfort of our serviced apartments to the hospitality and cultural immersion at Counter, you’ll have a truly unforgettable experience.

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