Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

Festival of Politics

The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions.

edg Fri, 6 Sep '19 8.24pm
Doors Open Days

Around 150 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day.

Doors Open Day has taken place each year, since 1991, and over the whole weekend since 2009.

edg Fri, 6 Sep '19 8.01am
Boxing Day Bank Holiday

A Boxing Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 26th December the day after Christmas Day.

edg Thu, 5 Sep '19 10.04am
Edinburgh Riding of the Marches
edg Thu, 5 Sep '19 10.00am
Edinburgh Christmas Light Night

Edinburgh's Christmas season launches on the second last Sunday of November, with the first in a series of Christmas light nights.

edg Thu, 5 Sep '19 9.37am
May Day Bank Holiday

The early May Bank Holiday in Scotland falls on the first Monday of May.

edg Thu, 5 Sep '19 8.24am
Spring Holiday: Public Holiday

Today is a public holiday in Edinburgh.

It's a local holiday, so many businesses will not adhere to it.

Council offices and libraries will be open, but schools will be shut.

edg Thu, 5 Sep '19 8.22am
Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a local public holiday in Edinburgh held on the day after the Christian celebration of Easter (Easter Sunday).

edg Thu, 5 Sep '19 8.20am