Easter in Edinburgh
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Scotland is one of the best places to visit and Edinburgh is packed with Easter activities throughout the city.
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Our capital is always packed with plenty to see and do and Easter is no ‘egg-ception’ with various events and activities alongside the usual offerings.
Whether you are interested in spooky ghost tours or literary tours there will be something for you during Easter!
Things to do at Easter in Edinburgh
From science festivals to wonderful outdoor spaces, read the Reserve Apartments guide of things to do in Edinburgh this Easter.
Located on the edge of Holyrood Park, where geologists have conducted research over many years, Dynamic Earth is a great family attraction.
Travel through time and learn the story of our planet, then complete your visit with a screening at the Planetarium.
Dynamic Earth hosts various events during the school holidays, many of which offer hands-on fun.
Edinburgh Science Festival
Edinburgh Science Festival is a must for families over the Easter break.
First held in 1989, the festival aims to increase visitors' understanding of science and technology.
Events and exhibitions across the city cover a range of themes, from robotics to medicine and climate change to computers.
A great way to spend your Easter family break in Edinburgh!
Walking tours in Edinburgh
Make the most of the warmer spring weather and get outdoors to explore the city of Edinburgh on foot.
There are plenty of options for walking tours which start on the Royal Mile in the city centre.
Whether you are interested in spooky ghost tours or literary tours there will be something for you!
Several companies offer tours in other languages and the majority are free, with a suggested donation at the end of the tour.
Farmers' Markets in Edinburgh
One of the best things about staying in a self-catering property is the access to a private kitchen where you can cook your own tasty meals each evening.
For a true Edinburgh experience, head to one of the many farmers' markets in the city and purchase fantastic local produce for your next cooking adventure.
From meat to fruit and veg, you won't go hungry!
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden has been in existence for over 350 years and was first created as a physics garden.
Today visitors can explore a wide variety of areas in the garden, from rockeries to Chinese hillsides.
Each spring the garden is transformed with the appearance of flowers such as daffodils and crocus; a sure sign that warmer weather is on its way.
Get outdoors in Edinburgh
For a capital city, Edinburgh has a surprising number of outdoor spaces for visitors to enjoy.
In the heart of the city centre, you will find Princes Street Gardens, a fantastic green space with plenty of benches to sit on and enjoy views of the Old Town.
If you are looking for more of a challenge, head to Calton Hill at the end of Princes Street, or Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park.
Both of these climbs reward walkers with wonderful views of the Edinburgh city skyline and across to the Firth of Forth.
A little further from the city centre are the Pentland Hills, another great option for a walk during your Edinburgh city break.
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