Events in Edinburgh in Summer 2016

There’s no doubt that ‘summer’ in Scotland can be a bit hit and miss at times. Every Scot worth their tartan will remember numerous rain-ruined barbeques and hurriedly postponed trips to the beach. However, despite the changeable Scottish weather, Edinburgh is certainly THE place to be this summer. An ever changing city, the capital is dressed in delightful German markets come Christmas Time, indulging in farmer’s markets during spring and dazzling the world with the biggest International Festival in the world in August. Summer in Edinburgh is truly an experience to remember, and we hope to give you a little insight to some of the fun, fascinating and exciting events coming your way this year.

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Gigs in Edinburgh in July 2016

Music is serious business in Scotland’s capital city. The city’s musical pedigree is robust, having spawned tartan teen sensations the Bay City Rollers, Idlewild and arguably Scotland’s most famous band, the Proclaimers.

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Things to do Near Edinburgh

You’ve no doubt heard a thing or two about Scotland’s Southeast, with its castles, bogs and golf courses. But there’s much more to the region, especially if you venture on the outskirts of Edinburgh. So if you are staying in the capital with your family and friends this Summer and fancy taking a break from the history, architecture and hustle and bustle of the city, why not look for days out slightly further afield? There are many great activities surrounding Edinburgh that welcome all manner of groups. In fact, we can think of 16 breath-taking and bucket list-worthy sights and tours that will take you through Scotland’s history, from coal extraction to cloning which we have shared below for you to look over.

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Our Top 5 International Restaurants in Edinburgh

Edinburgh attracts people from all over the world. Some come to enjoy a holiday, others spend their gap year here, and a few even come to settle down. The international vibe of the city is reflected in the wide range of international cuisines the city has to offer. Whether you are an expat yourself and feel a little homesick or you are just excited about trying something new, you will find whatever “world food” your tummy desires.

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The Best Coffee Shops in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has no shortage of cafés & coffee shops for thirsty visitors in search of refreshment. Full of unusual artisan roasters as well as the slightly more well-known destinations, there are plenty of places where you can get a decent cup of coffee. We’ve picked our best of the bunch that not only serve a great drink selection but provide a fine place to pop into between breakfast and lunch, when a light snack might be preferable to a full meal.

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