cigar store

Smoking cigars in Edinburgh, Scotland – Part 1

Following a wee trip up to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I decided that this trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a couple of cigar stores!

First stop, the nearest one to my accommodation according to a quick search on Google maps, happened to be…

The Cigar Box
361 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW, Scotland

You can find this cigar shop along Edinburgh’s High Street in the Old Town; a short walk away from Edinburgh Castle. This is a bustling area with tourists, but the perfect location if you are visiting the sights. It has a delightful-looking shop front, with its homage to Havana, Cuba and a picture of Che Guevara through the window.

I was greeted by a gentleman who sat behind the shop counter and left me to my own devices to find a cigar of my choice. I liked this because I know what cigars I like and don’t like.

The store is small, and the room is taken over by a humidor full of Cuban and non-Cuban cigars.

I love the sight of all these different cigars. I wasn’t sure what I’d initially go for, but I chose a couple of Cuban cigars as they feel slightly rarer at the moment following the price hike.

I went for 1x Bolivar Belicosos Finos (£28.50), 1x Montecristo Edmundo (£32.50) and 1x Diplomaticos No.2 (£29.90). I also picked up some cigar matches and a cheap cigar cutter. As I flew up to Edinburgh and left my regular lighter and cutter at home – I doubt they would have got through airport security.

I was delighted with my purchase and happily walked out of the shop with my cigars. I wanted somewhere to relax with my cigars during the festival and stumbled across the Cigar Bothy at Hotel Du Vin, Edinburgh!

I will talk more about that in my next blog post!


  1. Can’t wait for the next one. I recently had the new world version of both of those cigars. Monte is always solid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Bolivar. If that is anything to go by…

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  2. Great little shop. Use it all the time we are in town. Friendly. Tip 1: put your cheap cutter and disposable lighter in your hold luggage. Tip 2: ALWAYS take hold luggage. You pay the same price so might as well let someone else carry it!


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