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57 amazing things to do in Edinburgh this February

All the best events, covering music, theatre, dance, comedy, film, nightlife, art 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

Theatre

Fleabag

A hedonistic protagonist attempts to clean up her act over the course of 48 hours

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Dance

Northern Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

Jean-Christophe Maillot and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s heartbreaking production

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Theatre

Twelve Angry Men

Classic American courtroom drama starring Tom Conti in the lead role

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Comedy

Susan Calman

The award-winning comedian and radio regular embarks on her first UK tour

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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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