City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle


St Andrew's Day Celebrations & Finale

Edinburgh Castle in Autumn

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh's foremost paid visitor attraction, opens its doors for free as part of the annual St Andrews Day celebrations.

Arcade Fire at Edinburgh Castle, Review

Arcade Fire

It’s the first day of September and summer is pretty much semi-officially over.

Tiny Old Town Nature Reserve Holds Open Day

Johnstone Terrace Garden, a tiny nature reserve just 50 metres below Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, is holding a one-off open day this Saturday.

DecAid Pipes and Drums

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A Massed Pipes and Drums Parade, from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Park, launches the DecAid Appeal to support members of the armed forces after 10 years in Afghanistan.  HRH The Duchess of Rothesay, Royal Patron of the DecAid Appeal, will be attending.

Festival Finds Fireworks Sponsor, Raises Ticket Prices By Over 13%

New sponsor for Fireworks

Virgin Money was officially announced today as the title sponsor of the Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert, the 28-year-old, grand finale of Edinburgh's summer festivals.

Historic Visitor Attractions Open Doors For Free

Linlithgow Palace

Heritage body Historic Scotland is holding a special Spring promotion with 5,000 half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle and 5,000 free tickets to historic places across the country up for grabs.

New Boss Takes the Reins at Edinburgh Castle

Nick Finnigan

Nick Finnigan has been appointed as Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle, taking over from Barbara Smith.

Edinburgh Cadet Open Day

The combined cadet forces celebrate a century and a half of operations by land, sea, and air with a special open day in Princes Street Gardens with free hands-on activities such as a climbing tower

Free Plane Tickets to Barcelona In Edinburgh Sand Castle Smash 'n' Grab

Edinburgh Castle and Gaudi Cathedral

Scottish artist Kate Robinson has erected a massive sand castle on Edinburgh's Castle Street this week as part of a promotion by Spanish airline company Spanair, who have launched direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona.

18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference

Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

Every four years or so forestry experts from the Commonwealth's 54 independent states gather together to share knowledge and experience from managing forests around the world.