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20 great things to do in Edinburgh

Whether you're just visiting or have lived here for years, here are the 20 essential things you have to do for a true Edinburgh experience

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Five alternatives to the Edinburgh festivals

Escape the Festival crowds with the help of Pale Imitation, The Howlin’ Fringe and more

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New artisan market to launch in Leith

Street food, locally-grown produce and original artwork will all be on offer

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A taste of Italy is coming to Summerhall

Visit the Italy-inspired Moretti Gran Tour for food, drink, DJs and masterclasses

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Joy Orbison

The esteemed house and dubstep producer helps Sneaky's celebrate their seventh birthday

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The best things to do this week in Edinburgh

Make the most of this week with Messenger, Joy Orbison, Frozen and beer - lots of beer

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Music

Gigs in Edinburgh

The best upcoming music performances in the city

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Theatre

Theatre shows in Edinburgh

From big-hitting tours to musicals, fringe theatre, arty stuff and the best of the Bard

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Art

Art exhibitions in Edinburgh

Have a look at the best upcoming exhibitions in the city and prepare to stroke your chin

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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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Bars and pubs

The best bars in Edinburgh

Have a drink in some of Edinburgh's coolest booze-selling hangouts

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Edinburgh's best lunch spots

Enjoy a stellar soup or a high-class sandwich at some of Edinburgh's finest

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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 whisky bars in Edinburgh

Find the finest bars in the capital with the best selection of the national drink

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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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Clubs

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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