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

21 September - 18 October
The must-visit Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean exhibition comes to Scotland , offering a never-before-seen close up of more than 50 sea creatures and ocean specimens.

23 - 27 October
Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name, Fame The Musical is the international smash-hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts

26- 31 October
The Edinburgh Horror festival returns this year with live shows, stalls, interactive sessions, talks and signings! Perfect for a family day out.

01 November
Christy Moore is one of Ireland's leading solo artists, mixing traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary. Following sell-out performances in 2009, 2010 and 2012, the legendary Irish singer-songwriter Christy Moore returns to Royal Festival Hall.

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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