Edinburgh’s summer festivals and Military Tattoo are legendary, but with thousands of people descending on the city over August and prices shooting up accordingly, it can be one of the busiest and most expensive times to visit the city. Not to worry – savvy travellers can still save money by making the most of the many free festivals and events on offer. To get you started, here are some of the best free summer events in Edinburgh.
Category: Things To Do
April 15, 2015
Edinburgh’s seven hills, charming port and UNESCO-listed Old and New towns are undeniably picturesque, and there are plenty of great spots from which to admire the scenery. From scaling the capital’s highest peak to dining with a view; here’s where to find Edinburgh’s best views.
March 18, 2015
With bunny-themed egg hunts and supermarket shelves crammed with chocolate eggs, Easter is a fun time for family activities and in the UK, there’s another cause for celebration – the 4-day Bank Holiday weekend that takes place from the Friday to Monday around Easter Sunday. If you’re celebrating Easter weekend in Edinburgh, make sure to plan ahead and book transport and accommodation in advance, as it can get busy.
March 4, 2015
Surrounded by steep cliffs and dense woodlands and proudly flying the Union Jack flag from its ramparts, Stirling Castle is an imposing sight, looking out over the medieval Old Town of Stirling. As one of Scotland’s biggest and most important castles, and easily accessible from the capital, visiting Stirling Castle from Edinburgh makes a popular choice for a day trip, and there’s plenty to discover on a castle tour.
February 18, 2015
From its historic port, looking out over the Firth of Forth, to the waterfront bars and restaurants dotted along the banks of the Water of Leith River, Edinburgh’s Leith district is one of the capital’s most picturesque neighborhoods and offers a tranquil alternative to the hilltop city center. Located just north of Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, Leith is one of the city’s most affluent residential areas, and it’s where locals congregate at the weekends, to meet friends at a waterside pub, browse the city’s biggest shopping mall or dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
February 4, 2015
Scotland’s rugged Highlands, medieval castles and sweeping glens have long inspired creative minds and it’s no surprise that the country makes a hugely popular destination for shooting TV and film. Whether you’re looking to step in the footsteps of your favorite film characters or simply discover Scotland’s larger-than-life landscapes as-seen-on-screen; here are some of the most famous film locations around Edinburgh, all of which can be visited on a day tour.