7 of the best rooftop bars in Edinburgh where you can enjoy the sunshine

On a beautiful sunny day there is nothing better than a cold drink in the sun with a beautiful view, especially in Edinburgh.

By Conor Matchett
Monday, 22nd April 2019, 10:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 2:29 pm
The views in Edinburgh are beautiful, and can often be best enjoyed from rooftop bars (Photo: Shutterstock)

Here are seven of the best rooftop bars in the capital.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a meal with panoramic views of the Old Town. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
One of the best known rooftop bars, Forth Floor is perfect on a sunny day. Harvey Nichols, 30-34 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD

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Only open the first Thursday of the month, however the views of the castle are incredible from this bar. DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre , Conference Centre, 5th Floor, 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF
One of the newer bars and another with a superb view of the castle. 4 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
A beautiful view of Edinburgh awaits at the top of this hotel, with both outside and inside seating areas. 2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
The picture doesn't do the views from this restaurant justice. Well worth a visit on a sunny day. 4th Floor, 33 Castle St, Edinburgh EH2 3DN
More gorgeous views of the castle available in this private event space at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket.