Leith Festival 2019 in Edinburgh - Gala Day Programme & Events

Edinburgh's Leith Festival was founded more than a hundred years ago, making it 39 years older than its more famous rival, the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF).

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Easter in Edinburgh 2019 - Events & Things to do on Easter Sunday

Scotland is one of the best places to visit at any time of the year and Edinburgh is one of the most popular destinations in the country for good reason. Our capital is always packed with plenty to see and do and this Easter is no ‘egg-ception’ with plenty of themes, events and activities alongside the usual offerings.

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Edinburgh Markets: Car Boot Sale, Ingliston, Sunday, Flea, Greenside & Farmers 2019

Perhaps one of the greatest features of a holiday apartment is freedom in the kitchen, allowing a bit of break from pricey meals out every night. Edinburgh has a fantastic range of farmers’ and food markets every weekend in 2019, giving you access to some delicious local produce to have your wicked way with. Any bargain hunters in your group will be equally as pleased with the second hand car boot sales and flea markets on offer. I’ve put together a guide to Edinburgh’s top five regular markets.

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Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh 2019 - Top 10 Romantic Things to do

Edinburgh is a romantic city – albeit a windy, chilly one at this time of year, once Valentine’s Day comes around. With its cobbled streets, mysterious, twisting closes (a Scots term for alleyways) and ancient buildings steeped in stories, it is a city full to bursting with plenty of things to do when it comes to romance and mystery. The city of Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and, for a few years at least, Robert Burns, it’s a place where the imagination can run wild and where the streets teem with life and activity.

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Edinburgh Pantomime at Christmas in December

There is some debate as to when pantomimes actually began: some historians say that they were introduced to England in the early 18th century, others reckon that it wasn't until 1804 when Cinderella was performed at Dury Lane, London. Regardless, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to the pantomime. And, if you're in Edinburgh for the festive season, there's quite a choice.

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Edinburgh New Year's Day 2019 - Things to do & Events

If you're in Edinburgh over Hogmanay and the New Year, don't worry, the party doesn't end on 31st December. The city's New Year programme has a schedule of events to keep us entertained well beyond Hogmanay itself and into the first few days of New Year 2019.

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Edinburgh Christmas Market 2018 - Ice Skating Rink & Dates

Christmas is a magical season, Edinburgh is a magical city, put the two together and you’re in for a memorable time. Despite the freezing temperatures, locals and visitors alike enjoy everything the city has to offer, especially the various Christmas markets.

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Dobbies Santa Grotto in Edinburgh at Christmas 2018

I don't actually own a garden but that's never stopped me enjoying a visit to the Edinburgh branch of Dobbies Garden Centres. And in December there's all the more reason to visit, because Santa will be there most days up until Christmas. For £11.99, bookable in advance at Dobbies Online youngsters can have a chat with Santa in his grotto at Dobbie and get a wee present to take home.

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Best Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner in Edinburgh 2018 - Menus & Restaurants

Andy Williams told us “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, but I’ll bet he didn’t have to do the washing up. How about leaving the dirty work to somebody else this Christmas, and enjoying your festive feast in one of Edinburgh’s favourite eateries. I’ve done the digging to find out who’s opening their doors on Christmas Day, so here are my top picks for this year:

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Edinburgh New Year Street Party - Hogmanay Tickets 2018

One of the world’s most renowned New Year’s celebrations, Edinburgh is THE place to visit for Hogmanay...

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