Things to Do

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

Things to Do

Christmas in Edinburgh

Get the most out of Edinburgh's festive cultural bonanza by consulting our handy guide

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55 fantastic events in Edinburgh this December

Covering Christmas, New year and a whole lot of non-festive treats

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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

Comedy

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord

Al Murray's satirical character creation hosts a festive variety show of comedy, music and more

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Dance

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

Young Clara dreams her way through a series of adventures in the company's festive spectacular

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Theatre

The BFG

The winter's Lyceum festive show is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's story

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St Andrew Square Ice Rink

St Andrew Square gets its own ice rink, looping round the towering Melville Monument

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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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