Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

The Edinburgh International Festival announced that next Summer's programme will include a double-helping of the Bard - a comedy and a tragedy.<

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

VisitScotland’s inspectors have been making anonymous visits to the Usher Hall this year. Because of its exceptional facilities, acoustics and customer service they have granted the concert hall a rare but much deserved 5 stars.

The Edinburgh tram line will now only go from Edinburgh Airport to Haymarket after Labour and Conservative Councillors today voted to rescind an earlier decision to continue the line to St Andrew Square.

A Burns Supper in August may seem a daft idea, but that's the essence of The Robert Burns Experience held in Monteith’s restaurant on the High Street.

Freewheeling arts collective The Forest have put out a strongly worded press release expressing how "stunned" they are at the decision to remove them from their venue at the end of the run of the Fringe.

We're around about the half-way mark of the Edinburgh Fringe (if you include preview dates), and I thought it would be a good time to take stock of how this year's Festival is going.

The event includes Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, Scotland’s award winning Blazin’ Fiddles group as well as leading Scottish singer-songwriter Rab Noak

The City Art Centre unveiled its latest exhibition at the end of July, the David Mach RA RSA presentation Precious Light: a celebration of the King James Bible 1611-2011, an exhibition in sculpture and collage. There is also an exhibition of historic Bibles, in particular the King James Bible which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, and a demonstration of how the English-language bible has so influenced how and what we say in every day speech.

The National Museum of Scotland has its public opening ceremony tomorrow (29 July), following a £47.4 million transformation which has created one of the world’s great museums, presenting the sciences, humanities and culture, all under one roof.