Edinburgh: Scotland's capital city

Edinburgh Tollbooth

Edinburgh is well known as a festival city. Possibly best known for the Edinburgh International Festival which in 2017 runs from 4th to 28th August. Don't forget the Fireworks concert at 9.00pm on 28th August.

The 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival starts on 4th August and runs until 28th August.

This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival runs from 12th to 28th August.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is from 21st June to 2nd July.

From 4th to 26th August 2017 the historic Edinburgh Castle will be home to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Details of festival events can be found at the Edinburgh Festival City website.

Edinburgh SmithEdinburgh has many museums and galleries, including:
National Museum of Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland
Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Currently closed)
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Dean Gallery.
Galleries often host special exhibitions at festival time.

Other places of interest include:
Holyroodhouse
Scotch Whisky Experience
City Art Centre
Museum of Edinburgh
Museum of Childhood
The People's Story
The Writers' Museum
Scott Monument
Lauriston Castle
Dynamic Earth
HMY Britannia
Mary King's Close
Camera Obscura
Georgian House
Surgeon's Hall Museum
Edinburgh Zoo
Scottish Parliament
Royal Scottish Academy
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh Printmakers
Nelson Monument
Royal Botanic Garden

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