Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

The Scotland Food & Drink Theatre at the Royal Highland Show will stage nine demonstration sessions daily over the four days of the show this year. The theme of the food and drink industry showcase, which is under the supervision of writer-broadcaster Wendy Barrie, is “A Celebration of Scotland”.

Edinburgh is a great city for walking due to its compact design and large green areas, and yet  apparently we could be doing more walking. Hence Walk Edinburgh Week - a series of events aimed at drawing out the pedestrian in us.

The longest of 26 walks that take place in Walk Edinburgh Week, this almost 13 mile walk winds through the city from the Pentland foothills of Bal

Motorists are being told to watch out for young deer straying across the motorway while driving in the Central Belt.  Government agency Scottish Natural Heritage says deer-vehicle collisions often peak in late April to mid-May, as juvenile deer are out on their own for the first time.

On the last Friday of every month, cyclists of every hue from around the world ride together through city streets in a show of biking solidarity.

The union of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is being marked across the UK by a national holiday. The Nationalist Scottish Government announced, on 23 November, that Scotland would mark the  public holiday too (see First Minister Alex Salmond's statement).

The Royal Lyceum Theatre's 2011/12 season will see eight new productions including four world premieres and a show at the Festival Fringe in August.

The annual Edinburgh Arrow is a prize competed for by the Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland - The Royal Company of Archers. This will be the 303rd Edinburgh Arrow shoot.

Edinburgh's oldest statue depicting Charles II on horseback, is back after a painstaking restoration. The equestrian statue was carefully restored as part of the Twelve Monuments Restoration Project, a joint initiative of the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh World Heritage.

As we head towards Easter, the visitor season has seriously begun in Edinburgh, not that it goes away, just quietens down slightly after the jamboree of Hogmanay.  From now on,  through Spring and Summer to the glorious Festival season, this is a city for all ages to experience the Castle, museums, galleries and gardens.