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Things to Do

The best free things to do in Edinburgh

For all its Michlin-starred restaurants, top dollar tourist attractions and grand, expensive concert halls, Edinburgh's also a place where it's possible to have a great time for free. And let's face it – we all love doing stuff, but we don't like spending money while we're at it. Have a glance below at our recommendations for the essential Edinburgh experiences that'll cost you pecisely nada.

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The three best clubbing events in Edinburgh this weekend

This week Edinburgh’s club scene goes to the circus and features a stunning techno double bill

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Foo Fighters to wrap up Sonic Highways 2015 UK stadium tour at Edinburgh's Murrayfield

Tickets on sale from Fri Nov 21

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Science friction: exploring science via movies at the Biomedical Ethics Film Festival

Discussing science through the medium of movies

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Five essential Edinburgh bands

Following Young Fathers' Mercury Prize win, here are five more Edinburgh acts you should have on your radar

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Recommended Edinburgh events

Music

Scottish Ballet: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Scottish Opera and Opera National du Rhin join forces to present a new take on Rossini's fairytale comedy

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Art

Stan Douglas

Evocative explorations of the artificial reality of photography

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Theatre

Stick Man - Live On Stage

The kid-friendly story of a twiggy hero attempting to return home to his family tree

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Night In The Garden

A nocturnal light show transforms the Royal Botanic Gardens

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Music

Perfume Genius

Seattle chamber pop singer-songwriter performing songs from critically acclaimed third album ‘Too Bright’

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Where to eat and drink in Edinburgh

Restaurants

The best restaurants in Edinburgh

From Michelin-starred restaurants and destination dining to student-friendly curry houses and perfect pizzerias

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The best breakfasts and brunches in Edinburgh

Get your day off to a good start. Or simply soak up all that booze from the night before

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The best coffee shops and cafés in Edinburgh

Whether it's from the bean or leaf, get your caffeine kick at these Edinburgh favourites

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Restaurants

The best cheap eats in Edinburgh

Don't want to break the bank? Here's where to eat well for a lot less lolly

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Bars and pubs

The best pubs in Edinburgh

From trendy spots to traditional taverns, Edinburgh's spoilt for choice when it comes to its boozers

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The best theatres in Edinburgh

There's a lot more to Edinburgh than just the Fringe. These theatres provide thespian delights throughout the year

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Nightlife

The best clubs in Edinburgh

Chart choruses loom large across the city, but these are the clubs with a little more credibility

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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 music venues in Edinburgh

From classical recitals to lo-fi folk performances, improv jazz and floor-filling electronica, here's where to get your live music fix

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