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.

What's on in Edinburgh

20 - 24 February
The Sound of Music, one of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a wonderfully lavish production.

4 - 24 March
Now in it's 35th year the Puppet Animation Festival is the largest festival for children's performing arts.

10 April
In Re:Birth, Russell Brand wrestles with questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

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.

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