Overview

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is an exciting city explore, from its Fringe Festival in summer to the iconic Edinburgh Castle – a hub of many iconic events throughout the year and home to rich Scottish heritage.

Wander the city by foot, discover the impressive Palace of Holyroodhouse, experience the Edinburgh Dungeon, or embark on a Seafari Adventure – browse our city guide for more Edinburgh attractions.

See what else Edinburgh has to offer and book a romantic city break.

What's on in Edinburgh

13 - 22 July
Edinburgh will play host to the finest jazz and blues talent from all corners of the globe this July with the biggest festival of its kind in Britain. The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival will have over 170 gigs with a mix of Southern, Mississippi, Chicago and acoustic blues.  

19 - 21 July
Following the huge success of The Beyond Broadway Experience in 2016 & 2017, the Wizard of Oz promises to have you dancing down the Yellow Brick Road all the way to the Emerald City with a very own Beyond Broadway twist!

03 - 05 August
Feast at over 30 delicious street food stalls in the Street Food Avenue, enjoy Prosecco and Parmesan masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre or join Chocolate making, cake decorating and Kombucha workshops. You'll find something for the whole family at the Edinburgh Foodies Festival.

03 - 27 August

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues. Don't miss out this year!


03 - 27 August
The Edinburgh International Festival brings audiences and artists together from all over the world. Every year, the International Festival present a programme featuring finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre.

11 - 27 August
From author events and interactive workshops to lively debates and book signings, the Edinburgh International Book Festival gives you the chance to meet your favourite authors, hear about their latest work, and get stuck into some gripping conversations.

Staff Recommends

Best Bar: A boutique hotel with a variety of internationally themed luxury bars, Le Monde (George St) is Edinburgh's venue of choice for the discerning party-goer.

Best Scottish RestaurantStac Polly provides the ultimate Scottish food experience. Boasting a central location and a range of inventive takes on traditional dishes – such as haggis in filo parcels – this eatery fuses highland charm with modern cuisine.

Best Kept Secret: One mile from Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat is a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape in the city centre. The views from the 251-metre peak over Edinburgh are truly spectacular.

Learn more about booking a city break in Edinburgh.

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