Things To Do

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A bustling and vibrant city, steeped in history and host to a variety of colourful festivals throughout the year, there is no shortage of things to do in Edinburgh. Read on to discover what this fantastic city has to offer, come rain or shine.

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Markets

Markets

From fresh, home grown produce to carefully created handcrafts and fabulous Christmas fun, Edinburgh markets feature all year round in Scotland’s capital city.

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Edinburgh Festivals

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Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmanay

Edinburgh truly sparkles during the festive season. From late November until early January each year, the city centre comes alive with a wide variety of family-friendly activities and events.

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Food and Drink

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Afternoon Tea

From the deliciously decadent to a heartwarming brew, we lift the lid on the best afternoon tea in the city.

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Live Music in Edinburgh

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The Edinburgh Music Map

The Edinburgh Music Map

In partnership with local music site, Edinburgh Music Lovers, we are delighted to launch The Edinburgh Music Map – a guide to a selection of the city’s much-loved music venues, bars, places of interest & record shops.

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Hidden Gems

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Activities

Our hidden gems uncover the best things to do for a great day out in Edinburgh.

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Shopping

Our Hidden Gems reveal the array of stylish boutiques and independent retailers tucked away throughout the city.

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Local Heroes

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Rod Jones

We catch up with the Idlewild frontman to find out why he finds Edinburgh so inspiring.

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Tom Kitchin

One of Edinburgh's most famous chefs tells us what he loves most about Scotland's capital.

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Edinburgh's 101 Objects

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Faith Venues in Edinburgh

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