Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

Burke and Hare

Submitted by edg on Mon, 10 Nov '08 8.59pm

The story of Burke and Hare and the West Port murders is one of Edinburgh's most sensational crime stories.

Ten Thousand Candles To Light Medieval Abbey

Submitted by edg on Tue, 4 Nov '08 11.34am

The 11th century Dunfermline Abbey in nearby Fife is to be transformed with spectacular lights and sounds as the Historic Scotland property is lit up with around 10,000 artificial candles.

Edinburgh Castle Among Free Attractions for Kids in October

Submitted by edg on Mon, 29 Sep '08 10.48pm

For the month of October, Historic Scotland is waiving kids' admission fees for its 70 attractions across Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle and eight other ancient sites in Edinburgh and Lothians. Entry to Edinburgh Castle for 5 to 15 year-olds is usually £6, for 16-59 year-olds £12 and £9.50 for concessions.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Picks

Submitted by Jo Clarke on Fri, 11 Jul '08 9.53pm

The Edinburgh International Book Festival pitches camp in Charlotte Square Gardens this year between 9th and 25th
August, hosting a staggering 800 authors from around the world. The quality and range of authors always draws wide interest, and this year is no exception. Following the launch of ticket sales last month, heavy traffic made the web site inaccessible for a while and a good number of events have already sold out.

Maps

Back in the day, when Edinburgh Guide was first launched, you could count the number of online maps of Edinburgh on your hands. Today, dynamic, interactive maps are an intregral part of any web site worth its salt.