We had a chance to go to the SKYbar with our students a few days ago. There are umpteen-million amazing things to do in Edinburgh. You can geek-out at unbelievable history, salivate over mouth-watering cuisine, and seek out culture at incredible arts festivals. The SKYbar is not just a place to have a drink it is a concept.

SKYbar is open only the first Thursday of every month – we can confirm the view is worth the wait. You can enjoy the bar from 6 pm to 12 am and entry is free!

You won’t believe the incredible view of the Castle.

The bar is located on the top floor of DoubleTree by Hilton. You’ll have to take the elevator to the roof space. You’ll come out into a cocktail bar with tables, chairs and a sizeable barbecue area with outdoor seating for those long summer nights. From the rooftop, you can see Edinburgh Castle: the Royal apartments, the Great Hall to the right, and the barracks and military HQ to the left. It is a great building to take in, sitting as it does on top of a 340 million-year-old volcano.

If you are in central Edinburgh on the first Thursday of the month you should give it a try.