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A city embracing creativity and culture: Shona McCarthy

Shona McCarthy is here to share why Edinburgh continues to stand out as one of the absolute best cities for culture and the arts.
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Meet the Local: Reuben Joseph

We got the chance to sit down with actor Reuben Joseph, to chat all things acting, singing and why Scotland will always be “home”.
The Team

Meet the Team: Lizzie Mellish

Meet Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mellish, the vibrant force behind the exquisite wine selection at The Spence.
Eat & Drink

At home with Lizzie: wines for the weekend

Lizzie Mellish, has you covered with her top wine recommendations. Let's uncork a world of flavour…
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Edinburgh Marathon Training with Andrew Butchart

We caught up with two-time GB Olympian, three-time Scottish record holder and current Park Run World Record holder, Andrew Butchart
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Grassmarket, Victoria Street & Thistle Street Bar

Edinburgh is full of gems waiting to be discovered, one of the most popular being the Grassmarket and Victoria Street.
Eat & Drink

The Rise of Low and No Alcohol Drinks

Sip, savour, and say cheers without the morning-after regrets! Our resident grape guru, Townhouse Sommelier Lizzie Mellish, uncorks the secrets behind low and no-alcoh...
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My Scotland: Jamie Ritchie

Speaking with an emerging legend among Scottish rugby fans, Jamie was recently named captain for Scotland’s national team aged just 26.
Eat & Drink

Townhouse x Alby’s Collab

We've joined forces with Edinburgh cult favourite - Alby's - to bring you a festive breakfast sandwich that settles all sandwich debates once and for all.⁠

Discover our Townhouse Artists

In order to assemble artwork that would stand up to the striking architecture of the Townhouse, we worked with acclaimed Art Curator, Sigrid Kirk.
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The Best of Edinburgh Festivals: Inside Track

Discover hidden gems and well- known festivals alike, with our ultimate insider’s guide. From globally renowned shows to lesser-known local celebrations, our inside tr...
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Meet The Local: Jason Barrett

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most iconic and historic events in the Edinburgh Festival calendar.
The view across St Andrew Sq from Lamplighters

Read the Spring-Summer 23 Townhouse Magazine

Immerse yourself in the latest glorious goings on around Edinburgh with the Summer edition of our Townhouse magazine...
Eat & Drink
Head chef, Jonny Wright

Meet the Team: Head Chef Jonny

In our all-day dining brasserie, The Spence, Jonny Wright takes the helm. Get to know him here.
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Arthur’s Seat skyline

Arthur’s Seat & The Sheep’s Heid Inn

The striking backdrop to Edinburgh’s inimitable skyline and one of the most famous walks in Scotland, Arthur’s Seat sits in close reach of The Townhouse and no visit t...
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Portobello Beach & Civerinos

Just a few miles from the centre of the capital lies Portobello, a charming seaside suburb boasting two miles of sandy beach providing the perfect spot...
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Jupiter Artland and Café Party

No visit to a capital city is complete without some culture to intrigue and inspire, but not many cities can offer up some of the most ground-breaking contemporary art...
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Princes Street Gardens & Mary’s Milk Bar

A short walk from the Townhouse’s steps and famously lining the boundary of the new and old towns, Princes Street Gardens offers over 37 acres of botanical allure
Eat & Drink
Portrait of Renato Blinder, Head Pastry Chef at Gleneagles Townhouse

Meet the Team: Renato Blinder, Head Pastry Chef

We caught up with Head Pastry Chef, Renato Blinder, from Brazil, to learn a little more about life in the pastry kitchen.
Eat & Drink
Two people smiling and looking at ingredients with bottles on a wall behind them

Raising a glass to the region’s best

With a range of stellar suppliers located on our doorstep, our Bar Manager, Stef is spoiled for choice when it comes to creating memorable drinks menus.
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Edinburgh Seasonal City Guide: Walks & Stops

We’ve curated a selection of recommendations to help guide your stay, so that if your visit to the Townhouse is your first time in Edinburgh, you’ll know what not to m...
A yoga instructor at Gleneagles Townhouse

Morning Motivation With Katrina

Unlock the natural cup of coffee that is morning endorphins with top tips from our Wellness Educator, Katrina.
Emma and Tessa, Wellness Managers

Meet Emma and Tessa, Wellness Managers

Leading our wellness offering are local wellness trailblazers, Emma and Tessa bring over 16 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry.
Detail of Gleneagles Townhouse ceiling

History Reimagined

Meet Charlie North, Design Director at Ennismore and leading the renovations of our Category A Listed property. 
Eat & Drink
Jonny Wright, Head Chef Gleneagles Townhouse

Introducing Jonny, Head Chef

We’re delighted to introduce you to Jonny, Gleneagles Townhouse Head Chef, who recently relocated back to his homeland, Scotland, after over a decade down in London.
The Team
Stef Anderson at Gleneagles Townhouse

Meet the team: Stef Anderson

Gleneagles Townhouse is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Bar Manager, Stefanie Anderson.
A velvet stool in Gleneagles Townhouse

A first look inside

Our in-house creative team and their talented architects and designers have worked tirelessly to sensitively restore the Townhouse building.
Rosemary Ferguson

A trio of urban retreats: Rose Ferguson at The Townhouse

Join us with Rose Ferguson for our inaugural trio of urban retreats from the 15 – 18 November at the Townhouse.