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The best things to do in Edinburgh, including events, festivals, attractions, tours, activities and entertainment

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60 fantastic things to do in Edinburgh this May

Featuring X Music, Hidden Door, Botanics Late, Zoo Nights and much more besides

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Edinburgh photo galleries

Edinburgh is one stunner of a city - here are some photographers who know how to capture her at her best

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The best free things to do in Edinburgh

Have a glance at our recommendations for the essential Edinburgh experiences that'll cost you pecisely nada

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The best art galleries in Edinburgh

From classy independent collections to the National Gallery, quality art is everywhere in Edinburgh

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Recommended events in Edinburgh

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Possibilities of the Object

Group exhibition examining the pioneering role Brazilian artists in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s

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Hidden Door Festival

Hail the return of the annual multimedia cross-cultural festival

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Comedy

Zoe Lyons: Mustard Cutter

Perennial Fringe favourite Lyons returns north

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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Bizet’s popular opera ‘Carmen’ is transferred to a garage-diner in 1960s small-town USA

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The best theatres in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Home to the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet, world class theatre and its very own ghost story, this grand old spot is one of the city's best

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Art

Summerhall

Edinburgh’s newest – and hippest – multi-arts venue. It even has its own craft brewery

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Royal Lyceum Theatre

One of the city's oldest theatres, the programme here is impressive

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Traverse Theatre

A doyen of Edinburgh’s cultural scene, the Trav recently celebrated 50 years at the top

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The Edinburgh Playhouse

An iconic - and huge - theatre space, popular with touring musicals

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