Exploring Edinburgh



With 12 different festivals to choose from and as many as 2,500 different events on offer, some simple planning will help you make the most of your Edinburgh Festivals experience. Whether you’re looking to visit in August, Edinburgh’s most action-packed month, or at another time of the year this section contains key information for anyone planning a trip to the festival city.


With streets steeped in history and a thriving cultural scene, the City of Edinburgh offers the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary


Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits to venues that encourage exploration and adventure.

A Stroll Around Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a compact city, but has a lot to offer, espcially for those willing to explore. Here's a guide to some of the best things to do and see on a wander around the Festival City...

Eating Out

Check out some of Edinburgh's best spots for budget, mid-range and high-end dining...


New York may be the city that never sleeps but Edinburgh during the Festival is the city that never stops.


From the High Street favourites of Princes Street, funky boutiques of the West End and designer chic of the New Town, you'll be spoilt for choice in Edinburgh.

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