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53 fantastic things to do in Edinburgh this March

Featuring Roy Lichtenstein, Frankie Boyle, The History Boys, The Selecter and more

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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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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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Recommended events in Edinburgh

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Long Live the Little Knife

A couple of con artists must forge a masterpiece in David Leddy's fast-paced caper

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The History Boys

Alan Bennett’s 2004 play about adolescence and the true purpose of education

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BP Portrait Award

Prestigious art competition featuring stunning portraiture across a variety of media

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Game Masters

Exhibition celebrating over 30 years of video gaming history, with 100 plus playable games

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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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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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