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Beyond the festivals
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...
Some of the world's most spectacular scenery and most enduring experiences are just a short trip away. Why not extend your visit to Edinburgh's Festivals and explore Scotland?
Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits to venues that encourage exploration and adventure.
The villages of Edinburgh are well worth discovering – each is surprisingly close to the city centre, and a world away from what you might expect.