The views in Edinburgh are beautiful, and can often be best enjoyed from rooftop bars (Photo: Shutterstock)

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.

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

1. Tower Restaurant

Enjoy a glass of wine or a meal with panoramic views of the Old Town. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
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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

2. Forth Floor Restaurant, Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

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

3. SKYbar

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
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One of the newer bars and another with a superb view of the castle. 4 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

4. Cold Town House

One of the newer bars and another with a superb view of the castle. 4 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
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