An artisan bakery perched just behind Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, The Manna House Bakery & Patisserie is a lovely stop for picking up a loaf or whiling away the afternoon in. All dark floorboards, low pendant lighting and high-backed wooden chairs adorned with gingham-style cushions, it’s a cosy environment even before you’re distracted by the array of baked goods on display. Rows upon rows of warm bread rolls, thick sesame bagels, nutty soda breads and crusty sourdough loaves make up the bread portion of the bakery, while for pastry lovers, choose from pistachio cheesecake, orange polenta cake and light, frilly and delicately-layered mille-feuille. Breakfast and savoury options are also available, so give yourself a generous smear of cream cheese on a warm sourdough bagel. Head out for a wander in one of the many nearby parks and spend the night at restful The Hedges Bed & Breakfast.