City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh venues


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Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
Beer patio
Three Sisters Pub Popular sports bar with large courtyard down in the Cowgate, off the Royal Mile. Pub grub, live sports, free Fringe shows for all ages. Restaurants 272
Dance Base Centrally located down in the Grassmarket, Dance Base is Scotland's National Centre for Dance. Theatres 22
Front of Edinburgh Academy
Edinburgh Academy New Town public school centered around its oval Hall, built in 1824 and designed by William Burn. Caters to Nursery, Junior School or Senior School levels. Conference 70
Edinburgh Corn Exchange All-purpose venue with a standing capacity of up to 2800 hosting major events, from live rock concerts to trade shows, rave nights to wedding fairs. Live Music
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Festival Theatre Edinburgh The site of the current Edinburgh Festival Theatre was extended to create the largest stage of any presenting house in Britain at the time, reopening in June 1994. Theatres
Royal Scots Club Traditional Edinburgh New Town club that combines tradition and comfort in a leafy Georgian row near the city centre. Accommodation 241
Underbelly, George Square The original Underbelly has been in operation at the Fringe since 2000. Re-located to George Square, you can't miss the venue - a very large, upside down purple cow. Only at the Fringe 300
The Caves Recently discovered, century-old vaults in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town that have been restored and developed as a rented venue for a Nightclubs
St Andrew's and St George's West Church One of two elegant New Town Churches that was built according the James Craig’s plan of 1767 for the New Town. Churches 111
St Cuthbert's Church
St Cuthbert's Parish Church Attractive city centre church located at the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road under the watchful gaze of Edinburgh Castle. Spiritual Centre 122
Gilded Balloon Teviot at Night
Teviot House / Gilded Balloon Large Edinburgh University Union building, aka Teviot Row House, but locally just referred to as "Teviot", with rambling stairs and bars/performance spaces burrowed away on different floors. Edinburgh University 14
St. Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile
St Giles' Cathedral St Giles' is the huge, imposing cathedral that is situated on the Royal Mile, beside Parliament Square. The cathedral has always played an important role in the religious and political development of... Visitor Attractions 187
Melville Street at dusk
St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh has many buildings with steeples, but few are as dramatic as St Mary's a three-steepled cathedral that dominates the view Westward down Melville Street in Edinburgh's New Town. Churches 91
Famous Spiegeltent, The Great temporary venue that can be found at festival time located in famous New Town setting of St Andrew Square Garden (although not at Fringe 2017 after local companies refused permission). Only at the Fringe
The Stand
Stand Comedy Club, The Edinburgh's all year round comedy club can be found in a basement bar just off St. Andrew Square. Comedy Club 5
Sweet-Grassmarket
Sweet Grassmarket Mix of theatre, comedy, and children's shows in multiple theatre, Fringe venue at the Apex City Hotel down in the historic old market area of Edinburgh, the Gra Only at the Fringe 18
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Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh College of Art has a reputation as one of the leading art colleges in the UK. Conference
the steps to The Store
The Mash House Late night club haunt, bar and live music venue on three levels. Formerly the GRV, this familiar Edinburgh nightspot is just off the Cowgate. Home of Just the Tonic at The Fringe. Nightclubs 288
Greenside @ Royal Terrace Pleasant venue, two minutes' walk from the top of Leith walk at the foot of Calton Hill. Only at the Fringe 231
Greyfriars Kirk
Greyfriars Kirk Greyfriars Kirk, also known as Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk, was the first church built in Edinburgh after the Reformation and opened in 1620. Visitor Attractions 131