Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

The statue of Charles II in Parliament Square in Edinburgh Old Town was taken away yesterday for a £57,395 conservation job. The oldest equestrian lead statue in the UK, it dates back to 1685, and is possibly the work of the Dutch sculptor Grinling Gibbons.

Edinburgh Castle has reported its best August for four years. 190,266 visitors passed through the castle’s doors in August, a 6.1% increase on this time last year.

Can you still eat out well in Edinburgh for under a tenner? Euan Andrews loosens his belt and finds out.

Paintings by the big names of Impressionism, including Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet and Sisley, feature in a new exhibition opening in Edinburgh today.

The Thistle Installation service, is usually held in the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle in St Giles Cathedral every other year. The Order of the Thistle is one of the most exclusive honours bestowed upon an individual by the Queen (the English equivalent is the Order of the Garter), and as such makes a colourful heraldic spectacle during Royal Week (aka Holyrood Week) in Edinburgh.

Turner prize-winning artist, Richard Wright, unveiled his most "complex and ambitious" painting to date earlier this week.

The much-loved, Victorian baths at Glenogle Swim Centre re-open today following a major refurbishment.

In Scotland, you can get married anywhere, be it a traditional white wedding in a church, a park, or in  Ed

“The largest arts festival in the world” today launched its largest programme yet. In spite of the economic downturn, the 64th Edinburgh Festival Fringe is bringing a total of 2,453 shows, 17% more than last year, to the Scottish capital.