City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Edinburgh Castle Among Free Attractions for Kids in October

Mons Meg, Edinburgh Castle

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.

Farewell Visit of QE2

Queen Elizabeth 2 In Forth Estuary

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

Dubai-bound QE2 To Make Farewell Trip to Forth Estuary

Queen Elizabeth 2 In Forth Estuary

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.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Picks

Edinburgh International Book Festival

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.

Harriet's Guide to the Edinburgh Festival

On her whirlwind tour of Edinburgh Festival haunts, Edinburgh actress Harriet Hunter blags her way into the Edinburgh Film Festival delegate centre, discovers a deadly act, and is

Ten Foot Statue Of "Father of Economics" Raised On Edinburgh High Street

Adam Smith Statue

A 10 foot, bronze statue of one of the most famous thinkers of the Edinburgh Enlightenment, Adam Smith, was unveiled yesterday outside St. Giles Cathedral.

Mary King's Ghost Fest

A series of ghostly walks and ghoulish events at a number of venues form this the fifth festival of infamous Edinburgh spirits.

Lord Provost to Welcome 50 Skye Terriers to Chambers

Greyfriars Bobby

Lord Provost George Grubb will welcome fifty Skye Terriers to the city's Lothian Chambers tomorrow (3.45pm) to commemorate the 150th anniversary of one of Edinburgh's most enduring and loveable ico

Time-lapse Brothers Release New Edinburgh Movie

The two brothers who had a YouTube hit with their time-lapse short film of Edinburgh entitled Koya Moments have released a new film using similar techniques to capture Edinburgh's

Edinburgh Zoo To Open World's Largest Chimpanzee Enclosure

Lorna Hughes with Budongo Trail Chimp

Edinburgh Zoo will be opening the largest chimpanzee enclosure in the world on Friday 2 May.