Things to do in Edinburgh!

Discover Edinburgh in Pictures

Discover Edinburgh in Pictures

Our Content Producer, Régis, has been exploring Edinburgh since he arrived in 2018 and has managed to capture the essence of its beauty in these breathtaking photographs. Even in the winter months, it's easy to see why Edinburgh is frequently voted one of the most...

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The Edinburgh Santa Fun Run and Walk 2019

The Edinburgh Santa Fun Run and Walk 2019

Sunday 1st of December at 11 am, Scotland’s fundraising Santas will run, walk and stroll a two lap course around West Princes Street Gardens. The 2.5km event will start at 11am after a special Christmas warm up. Special prizes for the best dressed pushchairs and best...

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5 Most Haunted Places in Edinburgh

5 Most Haunted Places in Edinburgh

With its grizzly history of battles, grave robbers, serial killers and executions, it’s no wonder that Edinburgh is a hotbed for paranormal activity. It regularly comes top in the list of the UK's most haunted places and has attracted TV production companies and...

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Step into Edinburgh’s most haunted places 👻

Step into Edinburgh’s most haunted places 👻

Halloween is approaching as fast as people from Edinburgh died during the dark time when The Black Death (also known as The Plague) spread across the city and killed thousands of its inhabitants, and so we would like to share with you some of the most haunted places...

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13 Best Places to Picnic in Edinburgh in 2019

13 Best Places to Picnic in Edinburgh in 2019

Temperatures are set to climb even further in the Capital tomorrow, with the Met Office forecasting a high of 27 degrees. A heatwave which could produce the hottest temperatures this year is sweeping across Scotland. There’s no denying it – Edinburgh looks stunning in...

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Easter 2019: What to do in Edinburgh

Easter 2019: What to do in Edinburgh

Easter weekend in Edinburgh is always packed full of activities and fun days out, with special events taking place around the city. Along with the traditions of eating hot cross buns and exchanging chocolate eggs, there is plenty of choices if you’re looking for...

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The Calton Hill Beltane Festival 2019

The Calton Hill Beltane Festival 2019

Pictures - All right reserved.  Every year, The Beltane Festival gathers hundreds of people to celebrate the coming of Summer on Calton Hill, in Edinburgh. This modern reimagining takes its roots in an ancient Celtic festival marking the changing seasons. Everyone...

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What is the Scottish Ceilidh and Ceilidh Dancing?

What is the Scottish Ceilidh and Ceilidh Dancing?

Originally the word Ceilidh (kay-lee) descended from the Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’… However, these days when people think of a Ceilidh, they think of a fun-filled night of wild dancing, good music and great company! A ceilidh is a Scottish social event...

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Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Glasgow Film Festival is one of the leading UK film festivals and takes place Wednesday 20 February - Sunday 3 March. https://youtu.be/fGOFke2VdvE   Across 12 days, the city-wide celebration of cinema will host 7 world premieres, 102 UK premieres and 49 Scottish...

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What to expect from Edinburgh Christmas 2018

What to expect from Edinburgh Christmas 2018

For six weeks, Scotland’s Capital city transforms into a magical winter wonderland. The city offers no shortage of things to see, do and enjoy with a programme designed to get you into the Scottish festive spirit. Marking the true beginning of festival celebrations,...

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Don’t Miss Bonfire Night in Edinburgh!

Don’t Miss Bonfire Night in Edinburgh!

Tonight is Bonfire Night across the UK!  It's traditionally celebrated by setting off fireworks and burning a ‘Guy’ (an effigy made of straw or paper and old clothes) on a bonfire. This event held annually on 5th November commemorates the gunpowder plot of 1605 when a...

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CheeseFest Edinburgh: two days for cheese lovers!

CheeseFest Edinburgh: two days for cheese lovers!

The UK's biggest touring cheese festival heading to Edinburgh again! Foodies will be able to taste some of the finest produce being offered by UK traders Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2018 From traditional cheeses to Mozzarella sticks, halloumi fries and the...

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Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival 2018

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival 2018

It’s a well-known fact that the City of Edinburgh offers an abundance of festivals all year long to its citizens and countless tourists and May is no exception. A couple of weeks ago, the Leith-situated Biscuit Factory welcomed the second annual Edinburgh Craft Beer...

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Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure in Stone

Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure in Stone

The exquisite Rosslyn Chapel is a masterpiece in stone. It used to be one of Scotland's best kept secrets, but it became world-famous when it was featured in Dan Brown's the Da Vinci Code. Rosslyn Chapel is part of our social programme every 3 weeks.  Here some...

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20 Things to do & see on the Royal Mile

20 Things to do & see on the Royal Mile

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is the heart of Scotland's historic capital. A short walk away is the Grassmarket, an area steeped in the city's colourful history. The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle,...

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St Andrew Square Ice Rink

St Andrew Square Ice Rink

Get your skates on and glide all the way round the Melville Monument in St Andrew Square on the beautiful elliptical ice rink. Since Friday 17th November and until Saturday 6th January you can enjoy ice skating in the city centre! Day slots start every 45 minutes from...

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Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets

Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets

Edinburgh Christmas Market from the Scott Monument by Kit Carruthers via Flickr For over 20 years in the heart of Edinburgh, the popular European Market has been held in the picturesque setting of East Princes Street Gardens and around the Scott Monument to Waverly...

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Edinburgh Loves Anime kicks off Tonight!

Edinburgh Loves Anime kicks off Tonight!

Scotland Loves Anime returns for an eighth year and is crammed with both new and classic films this year! The Edinburgh weekend runs from the 16th to the 22nd of October at the Filmhouse Cinema and the schedule runs as follows: MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER  18:15 - YOUR NAME...

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All Aboard for Edinburgh’s Most Peculiar Tour

All Aboard for Edinburgh’s Most Peculiar Tour

The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour is a theatrical sightseeing tour, taking you on a journey around the darker side of Edinburgh. Your creepy conductor shows you the sights onboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus as you experience the travelling ghost tour of Edinburgh....

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7 Days in the East of Scotland

7 Days in the East of Scotland

What would seven days on Scotland’s east coast look like? Filled with cities, coastline, castles and much more besides, this part of the country is perfect for an unforgettable road trip.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnpm5EgLZoM

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Six facts about the Queensferry Crossing

Six facts about the Queensferry Crossing

Picture by PaulR1800 via Flickr Meet Scotland’s newest bridge - the Queensferry Crossing. Opening on 30 August 2017, this elegant road bridge will link Edinburgh & The Lothians and Fife, spanning the Firth of Forth to the west of its famous neighbours, the Forth...

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Shooting stars over Edinburgh 2017

Shooting stars over Edinburgh 2017

One of the most stunning events in the stargazer's calendar is the annual Perseid meteor shower! A meteor shower’s activity is expressed by its zenithal hourly rate or ZHR. At its peak on August 12-13, the Perseid shower will have a ZHR of 80-100 meteors-per- hour....

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GraVity Trampoline Park has opened in Edinburgh!

GraVity Trampoline Park has opened in Edinburgh!

GraVity Trampoline Park has opened at Fountain Park last week! Are you ready for an action-packed adventure? Be ready to feel the rush of oxygen as you experience the force of gravity - jump, bounce and hop as you fly through the air. https://vimeo.com/165700560...

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[Vlog] 20 Things to do in Edinburgh

[Vlog] 20 Things to do in Edinburgh

Come along with us as they explore the top attractions and things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland city tour. They shared their 20 things to do in Edinburgh travel guide features the best activities, museums, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, food and entertainment venues...

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The Cost of Living in Edinburgh

The Cost of Living in Edinburgh

When choosing a place to study English, the cost of the course isn't the only thing to consider. Finding out about the cost of living in a certain city can help you to figure out your budget and pick the best place to suit your needs. Edinburgh is one of the most...

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The Scottish International Storytelling Festival

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is a festival for performances, workshops, talks and children’s events. Guests from all over the world are also invited for this great 10 days’ festival that takes place once a year in Edinburgh. It's the perfect chance...

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Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free in Edinburgh

Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free in Edinburgh

Image credit: Stacy Spensley (Flickr) Edinburgh has more than the usual dishes to offer when it comes to going out for a meal. Here are a few options if you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant: – Take-away, Restaurants, Coffee shops – Henderson’s Coffee shop...

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What to look out for in September!

What to look out for in September!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe can dominate some people's thoughts about Scotland's capital city, and not without reason - it is the world's largest arts festival, after all. However, that's not to say Edinburgh isn't bursting with great things to do throughout the...

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See Our Erasmus + Courses on Film!

See Our Erasmus + Courses on Film!

We had a record number of teachers studying with us through the Erasmus + programme this summer! As part of the course, teachers from all over the world can explore Scottish history through a variety of cultural activities. Here is a selection of videos from our...

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Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Visit Edinburgh

Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Visit Edinburgh

If you are thinking of visiting Edinburgh outside of the hustle and bustle of the summer festivals, autumn is definitely the time to do it! Taking advantage of the end of the tourist season, you can enjoy all kinds of events: music, sports, art and culture, festivals…...

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Visit the beautiful Georgian House in Edinburgh

Visit the beautiful Georgian House in Edinburgh

We like to organise weekly activities to help our students to discover Scottish culture. Yesterday a group of students went to the Georgian House. Situated in the historic Charlotte Square, the Georgian House provides a glimpse into 18th century life in the New Town....

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Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time

Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time

Be transfixed with awe and wonder by a mesmerising digital animation and the deep, emotional impact of music by Mogwai. The Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time on Sunday 7 August 2016 will transport you through 350 million years of Edinburgh’s history. And it’ll...

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10 Things To Do in Edinburgh in the Summer

10 Things To Do in Edinburgh in the Summer

In the summertime, the city of Edinburgh is the best place to experience festivals of all kinds. The city is completely overtaken by a cultural storm, full of colours, sounds and impressive performances. Summer is also a wonderful time to appreciate the best of the...

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What to do in Edinburgh this weekend

What to do in Edinburgh this weekend

No plans for this weekend? Don't worry, we will help you out with that! TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann - 6, 7 & 8 May A festival inspired by the traditional arts and culture of Scotland. Expect music, song, story, dance and craft to coincide with the seasonal...

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Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Prepare to be amazed this summer in the capital of Scotland. For its 7th year running, the Edinburgh Magic Festival has more than you can imagine in store. Unforgettable and jaw-dropping performances are awaiting you from some of the greatest illusionists,...

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What’s on in May in Edinburgh

What’s on in May in Edinburgh

Image credit : Hidden Door 1st May Gumball 3000 Rally 18:00 to 22:00 | Regent Road | Free During the 18th annual Gumball 3000 rally, 120 supercars will be driving form Dublin to Bucharest. Lucky for you, they are stopping in Edinburgh on the 1st May! This free public...

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Beltane Fire Festival 2016 in Edinburgh

Beltane Fire Festival 2016 in Edinburgh

Picture Martin Robertson via Flickr Creative Commons Where fire and an ancient Gaelic ritual meet. The modern Beltane Fire Festival is inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane which traditionally began on the evening before the 1st May and marked the...

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20 Things to Do in Edinburgh in Summer 2016

20 Things to Do in Edinburgh in Summer 2016

Image credit: Flickr, Ian Dick As the world's leading festival city, Edinburgh has plenty to offer all year round. If you're planning on visiting in the summertime, you can take advantage of longer days to appreciate the best of the city's architecture, cafés, beaches...

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What’s on in Edinburgh in March?

What’s on in Edinburgh in March?

Image credit: Essential Edinburgh Winter is almost over and we can't wait for Spring! Here are a few things to keep you entertained in March: Edinburgh Fashion Week (5th March - 13th March) A photo posted by EdinEvents (@edin_events) on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:10am PST...

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Edinburgh Hogmanay – Street Party

Edinburgh Hogmanay – Street Party

Fireworks from Edinburgh Castle by Patrick Down via Flickr Live bands and DJs fill the Edinburgh streets with music, as the city centre comes alive with festivities and party people from all over the world gather to bring in 2016 in style. One of the world's biggest...

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Edinburgh Hogmanay – Torchlight Procession

Edinburgh Hogmanay – Torchlight Procession

The opening event of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2015/16 is the spectacular Torchlight Procession. Last year over 30,000 people participated in this world renowned family event. Join thousands of torch carriers as they illuminate the city centre on their way to a spectacular...

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What’s on in Edinburgh This November?

What’s on in Edinburgh This November?

Starbucks have released their festive flavours and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! But don't worry, there's still plenty to do in Edinburgh before the festivities kick off. Here is our selection of fun things to do in Edinburgh in November! Bonfire Night...

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Discover Edinburgh’s Live Music Scene!

Discover Edinburgh’s Live Music Scene!

From traditional folk to punk-rock, blues to metal, pop to jazz, Edinburgh’s live music scene has something for everyone. If you enjoy traditional folk music, make sure to visit one of Edinburgh’s many renowned folk bars. For over half a century, local musicians and...

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10 Ways to Explore the Outdoors in Edinburgh

10 Ways to Explore the Outdoors in Edinburgh

Summer is almost officially over but there are still plenty of outdoor activities for you to enjoy this Autumn. Here are some suggestions which are all within easy reach of Edinburgh's city centre: 1. Go hillwalking in the Pentlands Located only a short bus journey...

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two. The galleries are set in stunning parkland, surrounded by outdoor sculptures by artists...

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8 Things to Do in Edinburgh this September!

8 Things to Do in Edinburgh this September!

The Edinburgh Festival season is officially over for another year but don't worry! There's still plenty to keep you entertained in the city this month: Outdoor Cinema in the Royal Botanic Garden - 4th September Every night from 4th - 6th September, The Luna Cinema and...

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The Edinburgh Mela Takes Place This Weekend!

The Edinburgh Mela Takes Place This Weekend!

Edinburgh’s festival season is almost over (where did the time go?!) but don’t worry… we’ve still got the Edinburgh Mela to look forward to this weekend! It’s a two-day event which was founded in 1995 to showcase the talents of Edinburgh’s ethnic communities. It...

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10 Ways to Discover Literature in Edinburgh

10 Ways to Discover Literature in Edinburgh

As a city steeped in history, culture and beautiful architecture, it’s no wonder Edinburgh has served as a source of inspiration for some of the world’s most celebrated authors. In 2004 Edinburgh became the first UNESCO City of Literature thanks to its array of...

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