City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh venues


Find Edinburgh venues by type (e.g. Cinemas).

Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type
Tynecastle Stadium The home of Hearts FC, one of Edinburgh's premier league football teams. The original 1886 ground, with its small wooden stand for 250, makes it one of the oldest grounds in Britain. Sport
Blackwells Bookshop and South Bridge
Blackwell's Bookshop South Bridge You can find the catalogue online for long-established, specialist book retailer, but for those looking to get between the literary sheets, the South Bridge branch of Blackwell Books carries a good Shops
The Last Hutch
Scottish Mining Museum The Edinburgh area used to be dotted with coal mines. Many of these were shut down in the era of Margaret Thatcher following the longest-strike - the miners's strike - in UK history. Visitor Attractions
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue Drill Hall The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is a fifteen minute walk down Leith Walk from Waverley rail station. Mixed Use
Mary King's Close
Real Mary King's Close Mary King's Close is a narrow and eerily well-preserved, Old Town close that was sealed off and built over, in 1753, on the site of Edinburgh City Chambers. Visitor Attractions
Big Red Door
Big Red Door The Big Red Door is an old Victorian warehouse situated in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle on Lady Lawson Street. Live Music
Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill
Nelson Monument The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill was built between 1807 and 1816 to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Visitor Attractions
Patriothall Gallery Small local, artist-led gallery, which is supported by the Edinburgh City Council, is a good place to find work by emerging and mid-career visual artists. Galleries
Maggie's Chamber Maggie's Chamber is a reputable 300 capacity live music venue in the city centre. Live Music
General Register House - Princes Street, Edinburgh
General Register House Opening in 1788, General Register House continues to serve the same purpose it was built for as an archive of public records. Visitor Attractions
West Register House
West Register House West Register House is the second and newer city centre archive building of the National Archive of Scotland (the other being General Register House). It is situated at the West end of Charlotte... Libraries & Archives
Bute House
Bute House Bute House has been the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland since 1999. Located at No.6 Charlotte Square - the north side of the square - it is reckoned to be one of the finest... Visitor Attractions
The Georgian House
The Georgian House As the name suggests, this New Town building, run by the National Trust of Scotland as a public museum, has been carefully restored as a typical Georgian House of the late 18th-early 19th century.... Museums
Church of the Sacred Heart 1860 Roman Catholic church, located between the Grassmarket and Tollcross, on the edge of Edinburgh's historic Old Tow Churches
Lauriston Hall The century old Lauriston Hall in Edinburgh's West Port is a large city centre community space which hosts among other things popular ceilidh dances. Mixed Use
St. Marys Church Medieval church in the small town of Haddington 20 miles East of Edinburgh. Churches
Linlithgow Palace
Linlithgow Palace The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a parkland beside a loch in the town of Linlithgow, a quarter of an hour train ride from Edinburgh, or if going by car off the M9. Visitor Attractions
Dovecot Studios A studio, exhibition and living space in former Victorian swimming baths that is elevating the time-honoured craft of weaving to an artform. Galleries
Arniston House
Arniston House Arniston House has been home to the Dundas family since 1571. The estate originally belonged to the Knight's Templar and then the Knight's of Saint John. Visitor Attractions
The Queen's Gallery Opened in 2002 in the shell of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon's School, the Queen's Gallery hosts changing exhibitions of art from the Royal Collection. Galleries