Haymarket and Dalry are located in the West End of Edinburgh, close to the city center. While Haymarket is mix of residential and commercial properties centered around the train station and is known for its Georgian and Edwardian architecture, Dalry is more predominantly residential and known for its tenement flats.
There are some very good restaurants and takeaways in the Haymarket and Dalry area. As well as excellent Scottish eateries (like the wonderful First Coast), you will find a host of exciting Indian, Nepalese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese restaurants. Italian cuisine is also well favored (pick of the bunch is the traditional Locanda De Gusti) and we would be remiss if we did not mention the many great fish and chip shops!
If you fancy whetting your whistle in one of Edinburgh’s traditional bars you will be spoiled for choice in Haymarket and Dalry. With some many great bars it is hard to choose a favorite, but the sixteenth century charm of Ryrie’s is hard to beat. If that does not ring your bell, head for Fountianpark where you can watch a movie, go bowling or try your luck on the poker tables.
There are a number of good hotels in Haymarket, and they tend to be a little better value than their city center equivalents. Tune, situated very close to Haymarket Station, is always good value and very comfortable. Head further west into Dalry and accommodation tends to be in guest houses, B & Bs and apartment lets.