Edinburgh is renowned the world over for its year-round festivals where the city’s streets throng with visitors from around the world. More at www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk
Famous high-street names and small, independent boutiques sit side-by-side, making for a shopping experience unlike any other
Change pace in tune with the city. Let yourself be entertained or simply relax and unwind in some of the most stylish bars and cafes around
Readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine recently voted Edinburgh as their 'Favourite UK City'. But just what is it that makes it so special? Watch our video and find out for yourself
With more Michelin-starred dining than anywhere outside London, countless other award-winning restaurants and a diverse range of ethnic cuisines to suit any tastes, Edinburgh is a food-lover's paradise
A UNESCO World Heritage site, a thriving, elegant metropolis and
a leader in cultural and academic excellence for centuries;
Edinburgh is such a magnificent city that it deserves to be seen in
style. To reflect that, we’ve prepared a luxury itinerary guide to
help you enjoy a VIP experience during your stay in Scotland’s
Sunshine on Leith
Sunshine on Leith is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the
power of home, the hearth, family and love. Edinburgh and Leith
look stunning in this new feel-good movie. more
48 Hours in Edinburgh
So, you’ve got a couple of days in Scotland’s capital, but
you’re not sure what to do? Look no further, for our guide to
spending 48 hours in Edinburgh has plenty of suggestions to help
you eke out every last bit of enjoyment from your stay in our
beautiful city. more
Edinburgh Film Itinerary Part One - Old
Edinburgh is a filmmaker's dream, a city of stunning
architecture, wide open spaces, dramatic changes in light and
majestorial presence. This is the first part of our Edinburgh filim
itinerary series and features mainly the Old Town (an area around
the Royal Mile, running from the Castle to Holyrood,
which still reflects the medieval street
Film Itinerary Part Two - New
Edinburgh has been the perfect backdrop and setting for a
diverse range of film and tv productions from One Day, to
Burke and Hare, to Trainspotting, Case Histories, Rebus and Hallam
Foe. This is the second part of our Edinburgh Film Itinerary.
featuring the New Town. more
The city boasts a comprehensive calendar of
annual festivals and associated events. The Festivals and the
rich. vibrant, cultural life they generate are a major factor in
making Edinburgh one of the most attractive places in the UK to
visit, invest, live, work and study.
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City Centre: Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the west side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, ice rink, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein).
St Andrew's and St George's Church: Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music and refreshments.
Lauriston Hall: Ceilidh into 2014 with live music from Willie Fraser with caller Ken Gourlay. No stilettos or high heels, please!
Edinburgh Festival Theatre: Dancer Brendan Cole performs his new show Licence to Thrill with a company of 20 musicians and dancers.
Edinburgh Castle: This unique event that draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world celebrates the Year of Natural Scotland with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.
Summerhall: An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.
Alba Flamenca: Put a spring in your step with this flamenco dance and percussion course.
St Giles' Cathedral: Reflecting on the deep symbiosis between art and music in Russian culture, Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and Russian visual artist Maria Rud collaborate in an evening of live art and live music, featuring special guests.
Old Town: The independent, local retailers of the Old Town area band together to create an extra festive atmosphere, with nibbles and drinks for all from 4pm. Participating areas include Blackfriars Street, St Mary's Street, Jeffrey Street and Canongate.
Alpha Art Gallery: New work by Sheila Fowler, Julie Barnes, Graeme Sharp, Julie Vernon, Joe O'Brien, Daniel Campbell, Joanna Powell and others.
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