Gay Edinburgh

Explore gay Edinburgh with our guide to the best gay bars, dance clubs, saunas, hotels and more.

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Edinburgh Hotels

Albany Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh

Gay Edinburgh • Hotels

Visiting Edinburgh? Choose from our list of the best hotels in town. Save up to 75%.

Edinburgh gay saunas featured

Edinburgh Gay Saunas

What does a Scot keep under his kilt? Visit one of Edinburgh's gay saunas to find out.

Edinburgh gay dance clubs

Edinburgh Gay Dance Clubs

A roundup of the best gay nightclubs in Edinburgh.

Planet Bar Edinburgh gay bars featured

Edinburgh Gay Bars

Favourite gay bars and gay-popular hangouts in Edinburgh.

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Excellent Location.

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

Edinburgh : 3-star

Close to the major sights. Value for money. Excellent Location.

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Carlton Hotel - The Hotel Collection Edinburgh
Excellent location.

Carlton Hotel – The Hotel Collection

Edinburgh : 4-star

Great facilities. Value for money. Excellent location.

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Albany Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh
Near the gay scene.

Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Edinburgh : 4-star

Popular choice. Very central. Near the gay scene.

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News & Features


Scotland Sends a Strong Pro-Gay Message

Planning a trip to Scotland? You will be visiting one of the most pro-gay rights countries in the world. Read more

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Featured Venues

CC Blooms Edinburgh gay bar

CC Blooms


Edinburgh's leading late-night gay club.

Cafe Habana Edinburgh



Gay café bar with DJ's 7 nights a week.

Steamworks  Edinburgh gay sauna



Let off a bit of steam at Steamworks.

Pride Edinburgh gay event

Pride Edinburgh


Scotland's very own gay Pride organisers.

Chalky's club gay Edinburgh



Scotland's favourite gay-friendly venue.

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Recent Reviews

it stinks

“Got all my personal belongings stolen from my locker; staff did their best to help. The place is very run…”

Tom on Number 18

hot place !!

“I have gone to No. 18 for years. It is without doubt the best gay sauna that I have…”

James on Number 18

Why visit SW?

“I visit the sauna once a month and there is always fun to be had. It does help when you…”

William on Steamworks

Standards slipping

“This used to be one of my favourite clubs when it was known as GHQ, but in recent years it…”

John on Chalky’s

Dirty, poor facilities

“If you like a dirty, smelly, badly maintained sauna then this is the place to go. Only 1 shower…”

Stewart on Steamworks

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