City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Christmas at the Botanics 2018

Cathedral of Light

After selling 70,000 tickets in its first year in 2017, Christmas in the Botanics returns with new light installations and visual effects.

Doors Open Day

Corstorphine Hill Tower (angled)

Around 120 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Doors Open Day.

Festival of Politics 2018

Scottish Parliament - Corridors of power

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.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Der Dritte Konig (The Third King) still

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival bills itself as Edinburgh's accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival.

Festival Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks (Dave Stewart)

The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual Festival Fireworks Concert.

Kids' Activities: "History of Video Games 2"

History of Video Games 2 front

History of Video Games is a pop-up gaming arcade where you can play old video games on the original machines, for an all-you-can-eat fee.

Kids' Activities: Surgeons' Hall Museum

Surgeon's Museum - dissection table and theatre

It takes a certain type of person who wants to spend a couple of hours viewing pickled human organs and archaic tools for hacking up body parts.

Festival of Social Enterprise

Two days of live bands, food stalls, kids workshops, and socialising in Princes Street Gardens.

Cafe Hub, Castlehill, will be a real Festival hub with its new Gin Terrace for alfresco drinks and Street Food

Cafe Hub Gin Terrace for Festival 2018

If you stand on Princes Street and look up at the majestic, architectural skyline of the Old Town, it is indeed a city of churches and cathedrals with dozens of slender, tall spires reaching up to the

Between the Lines, Portraits of Authors - Photography Exhibition

Between the Lines, Portraits of Authors - Photography Exhibition
This is a chance to see the world's largest 'live' and arguably most unique photographic exhibition.