Edinburgh Zoo is set to open its doors to the public for free, for the first time in its history, on St. Andrew's Day. The Zoo will be joining dozens of other visitor attractions (see story) around Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle, which are participating in the Scottish Government's ‘Visit for Free' initiative on Sunday 30 November.
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The council announced yesterday that Edinburgh's status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is safe. Two advisers to UNESCO's World Heritage Committee were in Edinburgh from Wednesday to Saturday to review Edinburgh's status in light of controversial plans for development of the historic Old Town and New Town.
The story of Burke and Hare and the West Port murders is one of Edinburgh's most sensational crime stories.
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.
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.
As part of her Farewell to the British Isles' tour the QE2 will berth off Edinburgh/Fife coastline on Tuesday 7th October from 10.00am, leaving the same evening to sail down to Southampton before
As part of her farewell British Isles' tour, The Queen Elizabeth 2, or QE2 as she is commonly known will make her final voyage in Scottish waters in the Forth Estuary on 7 October.
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.