Edinburgh from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Edinburgh

Signs of Edinburgh's long and fascinating history are prevalent all over. There are opportunities to discover more about Scotland's capital city at the many museums, galleries and historical...
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The Laird and Dog Inn

Local Tip The Laird and Dog welcomes all visitors including families with children and is also dog-friendly.

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Harvey Nichols

Local Tip After your shopping have a look at the Foodmarket on the fourth floor for some tasty goodies to take home (and then go eat at the brasserie - you won't regret it!).

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The Beltane Fire Festival

The Beltane Fire Festival

30 Apr

The Beltane Fire Festival is an annual event celebrating the start of summer and as part of TradFest. It's a revival of a Celtic fertility festival, featuring a procession of men and women spitting fire and dancing surrounded by vibrant colours and sounds of drumming with lashings of body paint and costumes. Every year around 12,000 people... more »

Tradfest

Tradfest

1 May - 11 May

TradFest is a feast of traditions and culture in our festival city, Edinburgh. The twelve days will see music, song, storytelling,dance and include celebrations such as the Beltane Fire Festival and Mayday. TradFest embraces all the folk arts, combining authentic sources with contemporary edge and flair. TradFest brings Scotland's arts of... more »

 Imaginate Children's Festival

Imaginate Children's Festival

5 May - 14 May

This is the largest and most successful performing arts festival for children and young people in the UK! The Imaginate Festival is a unique opportunity for school children and their teachers; families and industry professionals to see the best children’s theatre the world has to offer. more »

The Kiltwalk Edinburgh 2014

The Kiltwalk Edinburgh 2014

11 May

The Kiltwalk Edinburgh 2014 has 3 options for those who feel the full kiltwalk is too far. Both the full 26 mile and the 'Half-kilt' 13 mile Kiltwalk will start off in style from Murrayfield stadium at 9am - with pipers and drummers to see all the walkers off -Making their way back and finishing at Murrayfield Stadium. (An emotional ending... more »

Videos

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446, having taken 40 years to complete. It was well worth the effort, as a visit here will prove. more »

Virtual Tours

Hopetoun House

This resplendent stately home, built in the 17th century, is still lived in to this day. The house is open to the public during the summer months and the 6500 acres of grounds are accessible all year more »

Edinburgh Photos

Edinburgh Castle from the Braid Hills

Edinburgh Castle from the Braid Hills

The Balmoral Hotel at night

The Balmoral Hotel at night

Dean Cemetery

Dean Cemetery

Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Statue of Thomas Guthrie at the base of the Castle

Statue of Thomas Guthrie at the base of the Castle

Duke of Wellington and Balmoral

Duke of Wellington and Balmoral

The Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge

Princes Street Gardens - The Christmas Market

Princes Street Gardens - The Christmas Market

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