Things to Do

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

Things to Do

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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Top ten Edinburgh attractions

Views from Edinburgh Castle, tea on the Royal Yacht Britannia, Hollyrood House - don't let the tourists have all the fun

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The best museums in Edinburgh

From grisly anatomical studies to local artefacts and intriguing curios, Edinburgh is well stocked

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Recommended events in Edinburgh

Theatre

Faith Healer

Revival of Irish playwright Brian Friel’s play about the life of faith healer Francis Hardy

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Art

Turner in January

See the National’s collection of watercolours by English master JMW Turner

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Film

Oppressed Creatures (Manipulate)

Multi-award winning Estonian animator Ülo Pikkov presents four of his finest works

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Art

Stan Douglas

Exhibition exploring the intersection of history and memory, particularly the artificial reality of photography

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The best theatres in Edinburgh

Theatre

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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Theatre

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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