Picture by Craft Scotland

At inlingua we love the excellent Doors Open Days held across Scotland. In Edinburgh the doors will be open to the public on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015. The events are run by the Cockburn Association. 

The Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2015 gives you the chance to discover some of Edinburgh’s most unique and interesting buildings which are normally closed to the public for free! Some will be open for the first time, and some once in a lifetime, but they are all normally closed to the public (or charge an admission fee). You can have a look at the full online programme here.

There are 113 places to visit this year! Please see below our suggestions:

1. The Royal Observatory


2. Stewart’s Melville College

Stewart's Melville (_K5_1247)

3. Thompson Tower

Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh

4. Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh Printmakers

5. Burns Monument

Burns Monument, Edinburgh

6. The Old City Observatory on Calton Hill

City Observatory's Gothic Tower, dusk

7. The Colonnades at the Signet Library

Signet Library, Edinburgh - venue for launch of EdBookFest 2012

8. Dovecot Studios

Doors Open Day: Dovecot Studios

9. City Chambers of Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Chambers

10. The Advocates Library

The Law of the Land (23/365)

This year it’s the 25th Edinburgh Doors Open Day. The theme is Food & Drink Edinburgh and many of the venues and activities will reflect this. You can join free talks, walks and tours which you can find listed in the brochure. Some venues are very popular and we advise booking your place early.