Things to Do


Check out the  What’s On Page  and   FREE   pages  as well

If you are doing a lot of tourist sights, you might be better off buying on of THESE passes.  Best to purchase it in advance if you are flying in as the airport bus is free and will save you a further £3 each way  :)    Entry included to all main tourist sights in the city (not Castle though), and if you book with tour companies when your card is valid you can get 20% off them, for example – Timberbush Tours      The Sea Fari tours alone cost £20 and Zoo entry over £10 so they are very good value.  Keep checking the website as sometimes they do passes cheaper (3 days for price of 2) 

Undiscovered Scotland information on Edinburgh   HERE

Edinburgh Webcam – HERE   and other Glasgow, Loch Ness, Gleneagles, Gretna



Musical Tours of Edinburgh    Review   HERE

Stramash Scots Music Show  –  Information HERE    – review to follow soon

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Zoo

National Galleries

Edinburgh Bus Tour

Scottish Story Telling Centre

Museum of Childhood

Information on all museums on the Royal Mile  PDF    Click Here

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Botanic Gardens  (Lots of events on here)

Walk in Princes Street Gardens, down The Royal Mile and up Calton Hill

The Meadows  – info HERE

Mary King’s Close

St Giles Cathedral

Greyfriars Bobby  Article here  and Greyfriars Kirk

Witchery Tour    The best one.  Review here

Comedy Club –   The Stand    (Free on Sunday Lunchtimes)

Artificial Ski Slope  –  Midlothian   HERE

Holyrood Park & Arthurs Seat – Review here        Info and walks suggestions  pdf  HERE

(visit Edinburghs’  Oldest Pub The Sheep Heid Inn at same time   here  )

Calton Hill  – Info HERE

Bus Tours

Whisky Experience

Holyrood Palace – website  here and info here

Musical Tours of Edinburgh      REVIEW

The Scottish Parliament

Camera Obscura

The Royal Observatory    &    Public Evenings

Edinburgh Canal Society    HERE       Hire a boat on a Sunday

Ice Skating

Indoor skate boarding / BMX ramps

Free Golf / Pitch n Putt  at   Bruntsfield Links

Inverleith Park – Review here  

At Christmas time, Winter Wonderland   Review here

The Grassmarket 

Holyrood Abbey

St Giles Catherdral

Gladst0ne’s Land

Inchcolm Island

Fruitmarket Gallery

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street  – Info  HERE

Ratho Adventure Centre   / Climbing Walls

Sea Adventures on the Forth

Public Golf Courses –

Caledonian Brewery –

Royal Yacht Britannia

Gorgie City Farm    Info   HERE  – Review   HERE

Corstorphine Hill    Info   HERE

Museum on the Mound (see a million pounds !!)   Info   HERE

Scotlands People Centre

Edinburgh’s Museums

Horse Racing at Musselburgh    Info HERE 

Camera Obscura

Brass Rubbing Centre  – Info   HERE

Swim in an Olympic Sized Pool –    HERE   (currently under refurbishment)

Walk along the Water of Leith

Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop –  HERE

Lauriston Castle

3D Loch Ness Experience

Edinburgh Dungeons   HERE

Craigmillar Castle,   Information  HERE

Dynamic Earth

The Ceramic Experience

Edinburgh Farmers Market

Butterfly and Insect World

FREE walking tour of Edinburgh 

Cousland Smiddy, Dalkeith

Rankin and Rebus Edinburgh Info – HERE

Forth Rail Bridge and Forth Road Bridge

Real Mary King’s Close

Royal Scottish Academy

The Royal Mile

28 Charlotte Square

Gladstone’s Land




Also check out the EXERCISE page  – HERE for reviews and photos of walks in and around Edinburgh.

Even more ideas  HERE and Edinburgh Couchsurfing’s ideas  HERE