Whether you're looking for inspiration or info, we've rounded-up some of the best things to do in Edinburgh today. You'll find theatre, art, music and more in our list, so there's plenty to tempt you to get out and about.
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Things to do in Edinburgh today
The Edinburgh Dungeon is an 80 minute journey through 1000 years of Scotland's horrible history. You will laugh and scream as you encounter live actor shows, gripping storytelling, exciting rides and thrilling special effects. It's based on real history and legend (minus the boring bits) where you come face-to-face with sinister characters from Scotland's gruesome past, including murderous twosome Burke and Hare and Scotland's Warrior Hero William Wallace. Experience the ghostly presence on Mary King's Close, the fearsome torture chamber and the Legend of Sawney Bean. It's a fully themed experience. That means 360 degree sets, full on authenticity and theatrical storytelling. On your journey you'll pass through the Caves of Galloway, plague-ravaged closes, the fearsome torture chamber and witness the aftermath of William Wallace's execution.
Theatre in Edinburgh today
The Monstrum by Kellie Smith is performed by Knightswood Secondary School students and Robin French's Musical Differences by Macrobert Young Company as part of the National Theatre's Connections Festival.
Art in Edinburgh today
A film and installation by young people from Edinburgh and Galashiels, taking an irreverent approach to national history, inspired by visits to exhibitions, museums, castles and battlefields.
Large-scale paintings by the winner of the 2007 Turner Prize, highlighting the subject of identity as a recurring theme within the artist's work. Additionally, the two-part exhibition, split across venues in Edinburgh and Dundee, includes films, sculpture and wall-based work exploring themes of symmetry and psychoanalysis.