May 29, 2013 :
Although sightseeing is fun, it can also be expensive! However, Edinburgh has plenty of things to see and do if you are on a budget. Whether you are into museums, or more of an outdoorsy person, this city’s got it all. Museums The Writer’s Museum cel ...
There is always plenty to do and see in the lively Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Whether you’re arriving ready to see all of Edinburgh’s attractions or you’re just hoping to catch a show whilst here on business t. Why not have a peek at some of our favourite things to do in Edinburgh.
Take a tour of Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, St Andrews, or Edinburgh with Gray Line Scotland. It’s an excellent way to explore Edinburgh and further on into Scotland.
If you’re in Edinburgh and looking for an Old Town tour of a different kind try the exciting Auld Reekie Tours Edinburgh’s scariest old town underground tours featuring a working witchcraft temple, plague crypt, legendary haunted vault, medieval torture exhibition and a resident misogynistic poltergeist – be afraid, be very afraid.
Wear yourself out exploring Edinburgh and surrounds during the day. Dine nearby in some of Edinburgh’s tastiest restaurants and return to your welcoming room and comfortable bed at The Glenora Guesthouse in the evening for a good rest. You’ll be ready to do it all again the next day.
Are you looking for something special? Here’s a calendar of what to expect:
Major Events Coming Up
|Kiltwalk||Murrayfield Stadium||May 19th|
|Edinburgh Tango Festival||Teviot Row House, Adam House, Greyfrars Kirk||May 24th – May 27th|
|May 25th – May 26th|
|Edinburgh Whiskey Stramash||
|May 25th – May 26th|
|Moonwalk Edinburgh||June 8th|
|Leith Festival||Leith||June 8th – June 16th|
|International Film Festival||June 19th-30th|
|International Magic Festival||June 28th-July 5th|
|Royal Highland Show||Ingliston||June 20th – June 23rd|
|Scottish Real Ale Festival||Edinburgh Corn Exchange||July 11th – July 14th|
Edinburgh has many interesting markets that are worth a visit. Whether you want to mingle with the locals, find the perfect souvenir, taste Scottish produce or just browse around for inspiration, a list of our markets;
|Every Saturday||Edinburgh Markets||Leith Walk/York Place, outside St Mary’s Cathedral||10am-3pm|
|Edinburgh Farmers’ Markets||Castle Terrace||9am – 2pm|
|Every Sunday||Stockbridge Markets||Saunders street/Kerr street||11am – 4pm|
|1st Saturday||Portobello Organic MarketBruntsfield Markets
Morningside Makers Market
|Brighton Park, Portobello219 Bruntsfield Place
Collumcile Centre, Newbattle Terrace
|9.30am-1.30pm11am – 4.30pm11am – 4pm|
|1st Sunday||Antique Collectors Fair||Meadowbank Stadium|
|3rd Saturday||Bruntsfield Makers MarketBruntsfield Markets||Christ Church, Morningside Rd219 Bruntsfield Place||11am – 4pm11am – 4.30pm|
|Last Saturday||Out of the blue flea Market||30-36 Dalmeny street, Leith||10am-3pm|
During the summer months there are several markets and stalls all over the city. Popular market places are: Castle Street, the Grassmarket and the Mound.
During the Christmas festive period there are Christmas markets on the Mound, in the Princess Street Gardens, on Castle Street, in Stockbridge, on York Place and we might have missed one as Edinburgh is a true market city. Click here to find out more about markets and fairs in Edinburgh.
Major Annual Events
It’s vital to book early each year if you are coming to Edinburgh when the following major events occur:
• Rubgy Six Nations – 9 & 24 February, 9 March 2013
• Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – 3-25 August 2012
• Edinburgh Festivals – June, August & September 2012