Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

Edinburgh Treefest is a lively, free, family festival revolving around trees and wood with interative crafts, stalls, displays, games, North American exhibition, axe throwing, horse logging, skate

A series of measures designed to minimise the impact of the extensive tram works on Princes Street on this year's Edinburgh Festival has been announced by the Edinburgh Tram Project

Following on from the Marine Conservancy Society's recommendations for clean local beaches in its annual Good Beach Guide, Scottish ch

The Old Town Festival is the annual two-week celebration of the Edinburgh Old Town, with The 2009 Festival's 44 storytelling, music, film,

More than 130 women across the country
are set to meet in the Scottish Capital next month (20-24 July 2009) for the
Scottish Women's Rural Institutes (SWRI) Summer School.

A delicate, conservation cleaning operation has been carried out on the ornate figure of St Michael which hangs in the shrine of the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

The timber carving - which symbolises hope for mankind's eventual triumph over the evil of war - is suspended from the vaulted ceiling 9.3m (approx. 30 feet) above the casket which holds the Roll of Honour of the Scottish war Dead.

Newly digitised records of famous Scots, including Adam Smith and Sir Walter Scott, have been made available online.

Up to 50 motorcyclists ride from Edinburgh to London - taking
the longest route possible!

A £250,000 restoration of the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill is set to start next week. The work will also see the famous time-ball mechanism, formerly used by mariners in the Firth of Forth for navigation, returned to working order.

Edinburgh attractions didn't experience the same upward trend in visitor numbers enjoyed by other parts of the country in 2008 according to a report by the Association of Leading Visitor Attraction