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Discover Edinburgh's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife

Things to Do

20 great things to do in Edinburgh

Check out 20 essential things you have to try for a true Edinburgh experience

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22 great things to do in Edinburgh this week

Soak up everything Edinburgh has to offer this week, even if the full 22 might be tricky...

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Three unmissable club nights this weekend

Erol Alkan? A Halloween special with ZombieNation? A 2020 Vision takeover? This weekend's a banger

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Young Fathers win Mercury Prize 2014

We salute the local boys done good, real good

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Eleven essential Edinburgh slang terms

Get to know your collie buckies from your reekin' boabies with a tour through the local lingo

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Recommended Edinburgh events

Comedy

Jeremy Hardy

The political comedian, famed for his left-leaning satire and off-key singing on Radio 4's 'Just a Minute', takes to the stage on his latest stand-up tour

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Theatre

Smokies

Solar Bear's Ramesh Meyyappan draws on his circus background for this ghoulish folk tale

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Things to Do

Night In The Garden

A nocturnal light show transforms the Royal Botanic Gardens

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Art

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

An exploration of the last quarter-century of visual art in Scotland

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Nightlife

Juice

Residents Floating Boy and Dan Juice are joined by special guest Erol Alkan

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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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Restaurants

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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Restaurants

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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Things to Do

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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Things to Do

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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