Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

Summer Solstice (Sunrise and Sunset)
edg Tue, 12 Nov '19 10.05am
Winter Solstice (Sunrise and Sunset)

The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 4.19am on Sunday 22 December in 2019.

If you want to catch the fall and rise of the Solstice sun, Sunset on Saturday 21st December is at 3.40pm and sun rise on Sunday December 22nd is at 8.43am according to the UK Hydrographic Office.

edg Tue, 12 Nov '19 9.51am
Leith Theatre to Host Month-long Pianodrome "Resonancy"
Pianodrome at Leith Theatre
edg Mon, 11 Nov '19 7.07pm

Leith Theatre will host a month-long “Resonancy” of events with upcycled piano amphitheatre Pianodrome, starting tomorrow and running til Sunday 8 December.

Buildings Across Edinburgh Light Up Red for Poppy Day
Stockbridge Parish Church lit up red
edg Fri, 8 Nov '19 11.24pm

More than 120 buildings and landmarks across Scotland are lit up red this weekend to remember those who have been lost to war.

24 Doors of Advent

24 Doors of Advent is a variation on the well-received Doors Open Days where a variety of different venues that are normally off-limits or have limited access to the general public open their doors for the day.

As part of Edinburgh's Christmas festivities, 24 Doors of Advent sees 24 venues welcoming visitors through their doors for a tour, music, or activity.

Some places require booking in advance.

edg Fri, 8 Nov '19 10.15pm
Edinburgh Castle: Castle of Light

Edinburgh Castle's walls, buildings and ramparts will be transformed by projected light and sound in this 90-minute historical walking tour, running over six weeks during the Christmas season.

A team of local designers with longtime experience working with light and the moving image have created a show that draws on "the history, geology, mythology and the sheer drama" of the castle to "excite, entertain and enlighten".

edg Thu, 7 Nov '19 5.18am
Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is the main day of observance for the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

edg Wed, 6 Nov '19 8.15pm
Armistice Day

Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

edg Wed, 6 Nov '19 7.05pm