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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

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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Independent Venue Week Scotland

Witness seven of Scotland's best bands in some of its finest venues

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Tommy Wiseau's The Room coming to Edinburgh

He's tearing us apart, Lisa

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Edinburgh daters - Time Out needs you!

Let the world benefit from your experiences of romantic (mis)adventure

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Edinburgh's top five booze producers

Anna Hamilton of local supper club Alright Treacle finds the capital's tip top tipplers

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Recommended Edinburgh events

Theatre

Faith Healer

Brian Friel’s masterful play about the life of faith healer Francis Hardy

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Comedy

Dylan Moran

The popular Irish stand-up and comic actor performs an intimate set at The Stand

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Art

Turner in January

See the National’s collection of watercolours by English master JMW Turner

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Music

The Afghan Whigs

Reformed grunge veterans touring their first album of new material in 16 years

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Film

Oppressed Creatures (Manipulate)

Multi-award winning Estonian animator Ülo Pikkov presents four of his works

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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 cocktail bars in Edinburgh

Visit Edinburgh's hippest drinking dens and watch the city's finest mixologists at work

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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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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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