Discover Edinburgh Things to Do in Edinburgh


Your guide to the best things to do in Edinburgh packed full with ideas of what to do, free things to do, what to see and places to go.

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle Towering majestically above Central Edinburgh at the top of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle is inarguably Scotland’s national treasure and is monumental to the country’s regal and chequered history.
  • Festivals & Live Events

    Festivals 2016 Edinburgh has been a hotspot for performing arts since the 1940s, a significant period in Edinburgh's history of festivals and marking the early celebrations of the Edinburgh International Festival & Fringe.
  • Theatres

    Edinburgh Theatres Edinburgh Theatres offer an unparalleled plethora of stage productions and performance in Scotland, ranging from ballet to dance, Shakespeare to Mozart and musicals to stand-up comedy.
  • Art Galleries

    Edinburgh Galleries Art is an integral and significant part of Edinburgh's cutural past and present and Scotland's capital is proud of its impressive array of art galleries dotted around the city, welcoming approximately four million visitors every year.
  • Tourist Attractions

    Edinburgh Tourist Attractions Edinburgh is home to a diverse selection of tourist attractions that encapsulate the city’s past, present, geography, landscapes, art, sport and leisure. Knowing where to start exploring Edinburgh’s endless list of tourist attractions always proves to be a difficult feat for visitors each time.
  • Museums

    The diverse array of museums in Edinburgh range from a cluster of stunning medieval buildings that straddle the Royal Mile to the extensive grounds of the elegant Laurieston Castle in Edinburgh's western fringes, offering breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth.
  • Shopping

    Shopping in Edinburgh has never been more of a pleasure with a range of stores as diverse as the city itself - Scotland's capital is unsurprisingly one of Europe's most cultured and desirable shopping destinations today.