Things to do

Gilmerton Cove, Edinburgh

Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads. After five years of work by Gilmerton Heritage Trust and The City of Edinburgh Council to restore and preserve it for future generations, it opened in August 2003, providing visitors of all ages with […]

Gilmerton Cove

Indian Encounters, National Museum of Scotland

Indian Encounters is a new free exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, exploring the complex and changing relationship between Great Britain and India in the 18th and 19th centuries. Like the powers it focuses on, this is an exhibition of two parts. One focuses on the collection of 18th century Scot Archibald Swinton, who […]

Indian Encounters

REVIEW – Our Dynamic Earth, Summer 2014

Fringe and festivals may come and go, but Our Dynamic Earth remains a year-round reliable source of entertainment and education for all the family. This summer sees some new features added to this favourite Edinburgh attraction. A new film, Supervolcanoes, is showing in the Showdome which provides the finale to the ODE tour. Meanwhile, the […]

Our Dynamic Earth

St Giles’ Cathedral roof tours

Tours on the roof of St Giles’ Cathedral St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of […]

St Giles' Cathderal open their roof to the public

PHOTO – Spring in the Botanics

We visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at least once a week throughout the year, but spring is our favourite time of year to enjoy this gorgeous green space in Edinburgh. The stunning gardens are open from 10am until 6pm (until the end of September) and are free to visit. Tweet

Beautiful blossom

EXHIBITION – Historic Edinburgh from Above

Historic Edinburgh From Above at the Museum of Edinburgh, 1 February – 26 April 2014 Free entry The capital’s history will be revealed from a whole new angle with an exhibition set to open in Edinburgh. Historic Edinburgh from Above encapsulates the capital’s changing cityscape throughout the early 20th century with a series of stunning […]

FEATURE – 10 things you should have probably done in Edinburgh…..

10 things you should have probably done in Edinburgh if you’re a resident Over the last few months, we’ve learnt that some of our friends who have lived in Edinburgh all their lives haven’t been to some amazing places in Edinburgh. We understand that not everyone can climb to the summit of Arthur’s Seat but […]

Summer view from the Scott Monument

FEATURE – Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle It’s on our doorstep, many of us pass it every day at least once. But how many Edinburgh residents have actually visited the castle? It’s an extremely busy place in the peak summer months, but the winter months provide a great opportunity to explore this iconic landmark when there are fewer tourists in […]


EXHIBITION – Wildlife Photographer of the Year, National Museum, Edinburgh (free)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the National Museum Chambers Street, 17 March – 1 June 2014 The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, has opened  at the National Museum of Scotland. It features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes. Admission […]

REVIEW – Nelson Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

The Nelson Monument is in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory and death at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The monument was erected in 1807 and stands 30 metres high.  There are 143 steps to reach the top of the public access and a further 27 that are private.  The viewing platform is […]

Views from the Nelson Monument